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KNOCK, KNOCK.
WHO'S THERE?
BOO.
BOO WHO?
WHAT ARE YOU CRYING FOR?

Where learned: OHIO ; FAIRMOUNT RD ; CHAGRIN FALLS

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 08-00-1968

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WHEN TWO PEOPLE SAY A WORD AT THE SAME TIME, THEY MAY CLASP
HANDS AND PRESS THEIR THUMBS TOGETHER. AS THEY DO THIS, THEY
MAKE A WISH AND PRONOUNCE "THUMBS". IF THEY DO NOT SPEAK
UNTIL SPOKEN TO, THE WISH WILL COME TRUE.

Where learned: OHIO ; FAIRMOUNT RD ; CHAGRIN FALLS

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Weather sign or control

Date learned: 00001968 (ASSUMED)

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IF YOU SEE A HAYWAGON LOADED WITH HAY AND MAKE A WISH, IT WILL
COME TRUE, BUT YOU CAN'T LOOK AT THE HAYWAGON AGAIN AFTER
WISHING.

Where learned: OHIO ; FAIRMOUNT RD ; CHAGRIN FALLS

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Weather sign or control

Date learned: 00001968 (ASSUMED)

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A PINK SUNSET MEANS GOOD WEATHER ON THE FOLLOWING DAY. A
YELLOW SUNSET MEANS BAD WEATHER AND RAIN ON THE FOLLOWING
DAY.

Where learned: OHIO ; FAIRMOUNT RD ; CHAGRIN FALLS

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Weather sign or control

Date learned: 00001968 (ASSUMED)

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WHEN THE WIND BLOWS THE LEAVES ON TREES SO THAT YOU CAN SEE
THE UNDER SIDES

Where learned: OHIO ; FAIRMOUNT RD ; CHAGRIN FALLS

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Weather sign or control

Date learned: 00001968 (ASSUMED)

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WHEN DOGS EAT GRASS, IT MEANS RAIN.

Where learned: OHIO ; FAIRMOUNT RD ; CHAGRIN FALLS

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Weather sign or control

Date learned: 00001968 (ASSUMED)

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THE LENGTH OF THE ORANGE OR MIDDLE BAND ON A "WOOLYBEAR"
CATERPILLAR CORRESPONDS TO THE LENGTH OF THE COMING WINTER
IN RELATION TO THE TWO BLACK OR OUTSIDE BANDS WHICH CORRESPOND
TO SPRING AND FALL.

Where learned: OHIO ; FAIRMOUNT RD ; CHAGRIN FALLS

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Weather sign or control

Date learned: 00-00-1958

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ALWAYS HOLD YOUR BREATH WHEN PASSING BY OR THROUGH A
CEMETERY SO THAT THE SPIRITS THERE CAN'T GET IN YOU.

Where learned: OHIO ; FAIRMOUNT RD ; CHAGRIN FALLS

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Weather sign or control

Date learned: 00-00-1954

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RAIN BEFORE SEVEN STOPS BEFORE ELEVEN.

Where learned: OHIO ; FAIRMOUNT RD ; CHAGRIN FALLS

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Weather sign or control

Date learned: 00001968 (ASSUMED)

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LIGHTNING NEVER STRIKES THE SAME PLACE TWICE.

Where learned: OHIO ; FAIRMOUNT RD ; CHAGRIN FALLS

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Weather sign or control

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POPPING FINGER KNUCKLES WILL MAKE THEM BIGGER.

Where learned: OHIO ; FAIRMOUNT RD ; CHAGRIN FALLS

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Means of Causing or Avoiding Illness

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WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A TRUCK LOAD OF DEAD BABIES
AND A TRUCK LOAD OF BOWLING BALLS?
YOU CAN UNLOAD THE BABIES WITH A PITCHFORK.

Where learned: OHIO ; FAIRMOUNT RD ; CHAGRIN FALLS

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 08-00-1968

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WHY DID THE MORON THROW THE CLOCK OUT THE WINDOW?
HE WANTED TO SEE TIME FLY.

Where learned: OHIO ; FAIRMOUNT RD ; CHAGRIN FALLS

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 08-00-1968

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A BIG MORON AND A BABY MORON JUMPED OFF A CLIFF. THE BIG
MORON WAS KILLED, BUT THE BABY MORON WASN'T EVEN SCRATCHED,
WHY?
THE BABY MORON HAD A SAFETY PIN ON.

Where learned: OHIO ; FAIRMOUNT RD ; CHAGRIN FALLS

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 08-00-1968

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WHY DID THE MORON CLOSE HIS EYES WHEN HE OPENED THE
MEDICINE CABINET?
HE DIDN'T WANT TO SEE THE BAYER ASPIRIN.

Where learned: OHIO ; FAIRMOUNT RD ; CHAGRIN FALLS

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 08-00-1968

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WHY DID THE MORON THROW BUTTER OUT THE WINDOW?
HE WANTED TO SEE A BUTTERFLY.

Where learned: OHIO ; FAIRMOUNT RD ; CHAGRIN FALLS

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 08-00-1968

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WHY DID THE MORON JUMP OFF THE EMPIRE STATE BUILDING?
HE WANTED TO MAKE A SPLASH ON BROADWAY.

Where learned: OHIO ; FAIRMOUNT RD ; CHAGRIN FALLS

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 08-00-1968

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WHAT IS GREEN, LIES IN THE GUTTER, AND HAS COOKIE CRUMBS ALL
OVER ITS MOUTH.
A DEAD GIRLSCOUT

Where learned: OHIO ; FAIRMOUNT RD ; CHAGRIN FALLS

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 08-00-1968

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WHAT DID GOD SAY WHEN HE MADE THE SECOND NEGRO?
"WHOOPSE, I BURNT ANOTHER ONE".

Submitter comment:

RACISM

Where learned: OHIO ; FAIRMOUNT RD ; CHAGRIN FALLS

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 08-00-1968

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