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CUCUMBER BELIEF

NEVER EAT THE END OF A CUCUMBER WHERE THERE ARE NO SEEDS BECAUSE IT IS POISONOUS.

Submitter comment:

MY MOTHER ACTUALLY BELIEVES THIS BECAUSE HER MOTHER BELIEVED IT. IN OUR HOME WE NEVER EAT THAT END OF A CUCUMBER EVEN THOUGH ALL OF A PICKLE IS REGARDED AS SAFE.

Data entry tech comment:

Informant and collector share same surname and place of residence.

 

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; LINCOLN PARK ; collector's home ; informant's home

Subject headings: Food Drink -- Plant food Vegetable
BELIEF -- Plant

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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