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Old folks would say when you comb your hair, any excess should
be thrown in running water (stream, brook, etc.) This would
make your hair grow. but if you throw it on the ground, the
birds would get it and use it to build their nest which would
cause you to have a ear ache.

Where learned: Arkansas ; LITTLE ROCK

Subject headings: Observation
BELIEF -- Body part Senses
BELIEF -- Bird
BELIEF -- Product or activity of man or animal
BELIEF -- Running water
BELIEF -- Means of Causing or Avoiding Illness

Date learned: 00-00-1920

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