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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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