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IF YOU BRING A STRAY DOG INTO YOUR HOUSE AND FEED IT,
SOMEONE IN YOUR FAMILY WILL GET LOST SOON. "MY AUNT
TOLD ME THIS. SHE BELIEVES THIS BECAUSE IT HAPPENED
TO HER FRIEND."

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; ROYAL OAK

James Callow Keyword(s): KINDNESS TO ANIMALS ; POST HOC

Subject headings: Observation
Favorites
BELIEF -- Mammal
BELIEF -- Street Trip Relations between relatives, friends, host and guest Social class Rank

Date learned: 10-00-1985 ; 00-00-1979

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While looking at a friend's scrap book I noticed
that they had pictures of their old pets, but
no current pictures of current pets. When I asked
why, the response was that if you took a picture of
your pet it would soon die afterwards. This was
said with conviction and firm belief. The reason
the belief was so strong was that this happened
to 4 of their pets after they took their picture.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): Post hoc reasoning

Subject headings: Favorites
BELIEF -- Animal
BELIEF -- Product or activity of man or animal
BELIEF -- Means of Causing or Avoiding Illness

Date learned: 00001988 ca

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Kim's family used to wax their cars, but every time they did,
whoever drove it after the waxing got into an auto accident.
This happened quite a few times. Kim's parents quit waxing
the cars and have not been in an accident since.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; PLYMOUTH

James Callow Keyword(s): Post hoc reasoning

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Product or activity of man or animal
BELIEF -- Product or activity of man or animal
BELIEF -- Means of Causing or Avoiding Illness
BELIEF -- Bad luck

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Keep garlic in your purse so you will always have money.

Submitter comment: This folklore always seemed to work as my sister always had
some money.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): POST HOC

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Plant
BELIEF -- Measure of quality Monetary systemMoneyWealth

Date learned: 00-00-1968

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Unshelled Peanuts

One day my father and my oldest brother were in the car coming
from the store. My father had previously bought my brother some
peanuts at the store and told him not to eat them until they were
home. My brother began to shell the peanuts and eat them in the
car simultaneously the steering column of the car came disconnected
and my father lost control of the car and almost had an accident.
Ever since that day my father had said that it's bad luck to eat
unshelled peanuts in the car.

Submitter comment: This was a very funny story but my father seemed convinced that
its true.

Where learned: MISSISSIPPI ; Louise

Keyword(s): FOOD

James Callow Keyword(s): Post hoc, ergo propter hoc

Subject headings: Favorites
BELIEF -- Product or activity of man or animal

Date learned: 00-00-1970

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Living in Northern Michigan, a means of heating our home was by
using a wood burning stove. My parents live up there now by
themselves and we often try to help them prepare their wood pile
for the long cold winter. The wood has to be cut and stacked,
however, some logs have to chopped or split. On one fall weekend,
several of us from the family were up there to help with the wood.
My oldest sister was there splitting the wood most of the weekend.
A month later the big news in our family was that my sister was now
pregnant after many years of trying to get pregnant. From then on
my Father has always kidded that it was the splitting of the wood
that had gotten her pregnant. Now during our wood working weekends
only those that my parents want to get pregnant are allowed to
split wood, no girlfriends or finances are allowed. This has been
a standing joke with our family, the miraculous results of
splitting wood, pregnancy.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; HOUGHTON LAKE

Keyword(s): POST HOC

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Birth

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