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BABY PREDICTION

THIS BELIEF CONCERNS THE ABILITY TO PREDICT WHAT A MOTHER'S NEXT
CHILD WILL BE. IF THE YOUNGEST CHILD SAYS "MAMA" FIRST, THE NEXT
CHILD WILL BE A GIRL. IF THE YOUNGEST CHILD SAYS "PAPA" FIRST, THE
NEXT CHILD WILL BE A BOY.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; PORT HURON

Subject headings: 686 Properties attributed to specific numbers or numerals individually.
Observation
BELIEF -- Birth
BELIEF -- Number Last events: the last person to the table...

Date learned: 10-30-1972

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