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DEATH

NEVER HAVE TWO CLOCKS IN THE SAME ROOM KEEPING TIME BECAUSE IN A
TWO CAR ACCIDENT MEMBERS IN BOTH CARS WILL DIE.

Where learned: LOUISIANA ; New Orleans

James Callow Keyword(s): SIMULTANEITY

Subject headings: 686 Seconds / Twice / Two
BELIEF -- Death Funeral Burial

Date learned: CA11001973

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COMBING HAIR

IF TWO PEOPLE COMB IN THE SAME PERSONS' HAIR AT THE SAME TIME THE
YOUNGEST WILL DIE FIRST.

Where learned: LOUISIANA ; New Orleans

James Callow Keyword(s): SIMULTANEITY

Subject headings: 686 Seconds / Twice / Two
Observation
BELIEF -- Death Funeral Burial
BELIEF -- Bad luck P882.21

Date learned: 11-05-1973

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If two people say the same thing at the same time
you should hook your little fingers and make a
wish.

Submitter comment: Informant says she has been practicing this since
she was a little girl.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): Simultaneity of speech

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Body part Senses
BELIEF -- Product or activity of man or animal
BELIEF -- Prayer
SPEECH -- Gesture
SPEECH -- Wishes Wants Desires Predictions

Date learned: 00001950S

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If a child is born when the sun is out and it is raining at
the same time then that child is considered a witch.

Submitter comment: This tale was told to me when we were in Yugoslavia and the
informant's aunt had a baby. I don't know if it is of
Yugoslavian origin.

Where learned: YUGOSLAVIA ; Zagreb

Keyword(s): SIMULTANEITY

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Witch Shaman
BELIEF -- Sun
BELIEF -- Cloud Fog Mist Rain Hail Ice Snow Frost Dew
BELIEF -- Birth

Date learned: 00-00-1982

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