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TO DETERMINE HOW MANY CHILDREN A WOMAN WILL HAVE
PLACE A NEEDLE ON A LONG THREAD, SUSPEND IT OVER
THE OPEN PALM. TOUCH THE NEEDLE TO THE PALM, THEN
HOLD IT ABOVE THE PALM. WHEN THE NEEDLE MAKES A
CIRCLE, IT MEANS A BOY AND WHEN IT GOES BACK AND
FORTH IT MEANS A GIRL. THE NUMBER OF TIMES THESE
MOVEMENTS ARE MADE DETERMINES THE NUMBER OF
CHILDREN.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; BLOOMFIELD HILLS

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Use of object for determining number of children or sex of unborn P863.3

Date learned: 10-20-1969

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