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USU student folklore genre collection of belief, 1960-2011

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Fife Folklore Archives
Title
USU student folklore genre collection of belief
Dates
1960-2011 (inclusive)
Quantity
ca. 4000 items
Collection Number
USU_FOLK COLL 8a_Group 2: Belief
Summary
Folk beliefs collected by undergraduate students in USU (1969 to present) and BYU (1969 to 1978) folklore classes. Collected primarily in Utah, the items focus principally on folklore of the Western U.S.
Repository
Utah State University, Merrill-Cazier Library, Special Collections and Archives Division
Special Collections and Archives
Merrill-Cazier Library
Utah State University
Logan, UT
84322-3000
Telephone: 435-797-2663
Fax: 435-797-2880
scweb@usu.edu
Access Restrictions
Restrictions

Open to public research. To access the collection a patron must have the following information: collection number, series number, sub-series number, if applicable, box number and folder number (or image number).

Languages
English.


Historical NoteReturn to Top

The Fife Folklore Archives Student Folklore Genre Collection consists of folklore items collected by undergraduate students in Utah State University folklore classes from the late 1960s to the present and folklore items collected by undergraduate students in Brigham Young University folklore and anthropology classes during 1960-1978. Most items include informant data, context, text (the folklore item), texture (stylistic notation), and collector data. The items of folklore are in text form on 8 ½ x 11 sheets of line-free paper. Since, 1999 genre items also include release forms. The materials do not circulate. The collection is separated into nine groups:

  • Group 1: customs (foodways)
  • Group 2: belief
  • Group 3: speech
  • Group 4: tales and jokes
  • Group 5: songs
  • Group 6: games and pranks
  • Group 7: legends: character (boxes 15-16), contemporary (boxes 20-27), etiological (boxes 17-19), human condition (boxes 13-14.2), supernatural non-religious (boxes 7-12), and supernatural religious (boxes 1-6)
  • Group 8: material culture
  • Group 9: e-lore: electronically transmitted folklore (Xerox, facsimile and e-mail)

In the late 1960s, folklore courses were first taught at USU by Professor Austin Fife. At this time, Fife (a French professor) had his students collect items of folklore on pre-printed index cards. The information on the cards has now been transferred to 8 ½ x 11 sheets of paper and the items have been added to the genre collection. At about the same time (1967) at Brigham Young University (BYU) in Provo, Utah, Professor William A. Wilson began teaching folklore classes. Wilson had his students collect folklore using both genre collections and major project (focused) collections. The genre items were separated and filed by genre. Also included in the BYU genre collection were items from two other BYU professors who had their students collect folklore: John Sorenson and Thomas Cheney. The student collections from Sorenson and Cheney were given to Wilson and he added them to the genre collection along with his students' work. On these items, in the upper right hand corner above all other information, Wilson noted "SC" for Sorenson Collection and "CC" for Cheney Collection.

In 1978, William A. Wilson left Brigham Young University to direct the newly established Folklore Program and Folklore Archives at Utah State University. Wilson brought to USU the student genre collection that he had amassed at BYU, with a copy of the genre collection remaining at the BYU library. At the USU folklore archives (later named the Fife Folklore Archives for Austin and Alta Fife), William A. Wilson and Barbara [Garrett] [Walker] Lloyd used the already sorted BYU materials when creating the collection classification system. This classification system, with its roots in the Finnish archive tradition, is still used at the Fife Folklore Archives.

Wilson was at USU until 1985 when he returned to BYU to head the English Department. However, the BYU administration gave him a year's leave of absence to copy all the student materials in the Fife Folklore Archives at USU and bring them with him to BYU. Wilson notes: "Hannele [wife] and I practically lived in the USU archive. Max [Peterson, Director of the Merrill Library] brought a copy machine into the archive, and we copied day after day. First we copied the entire BYU genre collection. Then we copied all the items in the accumulated genre piles [of USU items]." Thus, in 1985 the BYU and USU folklore genre and focused collections were identical. During the following years, William A. Wilson and later Kristi Bell at BYU's Folklore Archives (now named the William A. Wilson Folklore Archives) and Barbara [Garrett] [Walker] Lloyd and later Randy Williams at the Fife Folklore Archives at USU worked to maintain the same classification system at both universities' folklore archives. However, the materials submitted by students from the two universities began, of course, to differ from each other, as students generally collect the kinds of materials their professors talk about in class.

In 1985 Professor Barre Toelken came to USU (from the University of Oregon) to direct the Folklore Program. He continued the folklore-collecting legacy that Austin Fife and William A. Wilson began. Over the years Professors Steve Siporin, Patricia Gardner, Jan Roush, Jeannie Thomas, Lisa Gabbert and Lynne McNeill and instructors Barbara [Garrett] [Walker] Lloyd, Randy Williams, and Michael Christensen (and others) have all had their students collect and deposit folklore items to the Fife Folklore Archives. And thus, the USU Student Genre Collection continues to grow. The format has changed somewhat over the years to reflect the trends in folkloristics. As stated above, many of the early submissions had little contextual data, and often limited, if any, informant data. William A. Wilson created a collecting format that included: informant data, contextual data, and text (item of folklore). Barre Toelken and Randy Williams added "texture" to the format of genre collections, allowing the collector to give "the feel" of the item to potential researchers. In in 1998, students were asked to include release forms with their genre items, following a trend in the folklore field that addresses not only the item (which in some cases, like a joke, may been seen as part of the public domain materials and therefore not needing a release) but also the performance of the lore (and therefore necessary for a release from the performer informant).In 2002, the collection was moved from hundreds of three-ringed binders to archival folders and boxes, making the collection more physically stable and easier to manage and use. In 2003, the collection finding aids were encoded in HTML as a means of hosting them on-line for greater research accessibility. In 2012, the finding aids were hosted in EAD.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The USU Student Folklore Genre Collection: Group 2: Belief consists of approximately 4,000 individual items of beliefs collected by undergraduate students. Most items include informant, context, text (the folklore item), texture (stylistic notation), and collector data. The materials reflect both insider (esoteric) and outsider (exoteric) views of a folk group and may be prejudiced or stereotyped.

  • Ailments, Diseases, and Remedies
  • Physical Attributes
  • Emotional or Mental Ailments
  • Signs and Portents of Sickness or Ailments
  • Anatomical Phenomena as Signs and Portents
  • Health, Hygiene, Beauty
  • Love, Courtship, Marriage, Sex
  • Pregnancy, Birth, Infancy
  • Dying, Death, Funeral Customs, the Dead
  • Cooking, Culinary Practices
  • Beliefs about Food and Eating
  • In and about the House
  • Cloth, Clothing, Sewing, Adornment
  • Prosperity, Wealth
  • Work, Trades, Professions
  • Friends, Visitors
  • Enemies, Thieves, Liars, Murderers
  • Religious
  • Leisure Activities - Recreation, Sports, Games
  • Travel
  • Good News and Bad News
  • Good Luck and Good Fortune
  • Bad Luck
  • Communication and Language
  • Wishes
  • Sleep, Dreams, Nightmares
  • Holidays and Celebrations
  • Times, Numbers
  • Weather, Seasons
  • Major Storms, Floods, Physical Disasters
  • Cosmic Phenomena
  • Plants and Plant Husbandry
  • Animals and Animal Husbandry
  • Witchcraft, Ghosts, Magical Practices, Evil Spirits
  • Fortune Telling, Divination, Humans with Supernatural Powers
  • Good Spirits
  • Supernatural Creatures: Fairies, Elves, Leprechauns, etc.
  • Technology
  • Ethnic
  • Places

Forms one of nine subgroups in the Utah State University student genre collection, housed in the Fife Folklore Archives. Guide to folklore collecting assignments.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Copyright

It is the responsibility of the user to obtain permission to publish from the owner of the copyright (the institution, the creator of the record, the author or his/her transferees, heirs, legates, or literary executors). The user agrees to indemnify and hold harmless the Utah State University Libraries, its officers, employees, and agents from and against all claims made by any person asserting that he or she is an owner of copyright.

Patrons must sign and comply with the USU Special Collections and Archives Use Agreement and Reproduction Order form as well as any restrictions placed by the collector or informant(s).

Permission to publish material from the USU student folklore genre collection of belief must be obtained from the Curator of the Fife Folklore Archives and/or the Special Collections Department Head.

Preferred Citation

USU Student Folklore Genre collection: Belief, 1960-2011. (FOLK COLL 8a: Group 2, box, folder). Utah State University. Special Collections and Archives Department.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

1:  AILMENTS, DISEASES, AND REMEDIESReturn to Top

Container(s)Description
1.A.1: Aches and Pains
BoxFolder
11
1.A.1.1 : Bella Donna used to tranquilize pain.
.1 (item)
11
1.A.1.2 : Kiss your knee to relieve chest pains from vigorous exercise
.1 (item)
11
1.A.1.3 : For leg aches, carry a potato in the pocket over the aching leg
.2 (items)
11
1.A.1.4 : Cure backache by soaking feet in hot bath water
.1 (item)
11
1.A.1.5 : Place shoes upside-down under bed at night to alleviate foot or leg aches and pains
.1 (item)
11
1.A.1.6 : Use mixture of honey and apple cider vinegar for aches
.3 (items)
11
1.A.1.7 : Use brandy to relieve aches and pains.
.1 (item)
11
1.A.1.8 : Wear copper to relieve aches and pains.
.1 (item)
11
1.A.1.9 : Use a mashed potato poultice to relieve aches and pains
.1 (item)
11
1.A.1.10: For leg aches, put your shoes in the toilet bowl and flush it
.1 (item)
11
1.A.1.11: Use whiskey to relieve pain
.1 (item)
11
1.A.1.12: Inner bark of Aspen tree used for pain.
.1 (item)
11
1.A.1.13: Spit on a cotton ball, place inside a glass, set on fire, then quickly place glass on aching back
.1 (item)
11
1.A.1.14: Dissolve 100 aspirin in 1 cup alcohol. Rub on sore muscles
.1 (item)
11
1.A.1.15: To heal a "Boo Boo", rub hands together, and then wiggle fingers over the area
.1 (item)
BoxFolder
12
1.A.2: Age Spots
BoxFolder
12
1.A.2.1 : Use caster oil
.1 (item)
13
1.A.3: Allergies, Hay Fever
BoxFolder
13
1.A.3.1 : Use honey to relieve hay fever
.1 (item)
13
1.A.3.2 : Eat the color out of violets to relieve hay fever
.1 (item)
13
1.A.3.3 : Chaparral cures hay fever
.1 (item)
13
1.A.3.4 : Use lemon for hay fever
.1 (item)
13
1.A.3.5 : Use honey and vinegar to relieve hay fever.
.1 (item)
14
1.A.4: Amputations
BoxFolder
14
1.A.4.1 : Elm leaf poultice to aid healing of severed toe
.1 (item)
14
1.A.4.2 : An amputated arm cannot be burned otherwise the person will feel the burn
.1 (item)
14
1.A.4.3 : Any limb that has been amputated must be buried otherwise the limb will still feel attached
.2 (items)
15
1.A.5: Anemia
16
1.A.6: Animal bites
BoxFolder
16
1.A.6.1 : Chewing tobacco in wound aids snakebite.
.1 (item)
16
1.A.6.2 : Apply potash to wound for dog bite.
.1 (item)
16
1.A.6.3 : Apply sagebrush poultice for rattlesnake bite
.1 (item)
16
1.A.6.4 : A dog must lick a person's wound to cure the rattlesnake bite
.1 (item)
16
1.A.6.5 : Burn dog's hair and drink ashes in water to avoid rabies from dog bite
.1 (item)
16
1.A.6.6 : Use coal oil to draw out venom from rattlesnake bite
.1 (item)
16
1.A.6.7 : Mud draws out rattlesnake poison
.1 (item)
16
1.A.6.8 : Pine Tar Salve used to take tooth out from donkey bite
.1 (item)
17
1.A.7: Appendicitis
BoxFolder
17
1.A.7.1 : Swallowing seeds can cause appendicitis.
.2 (items)
17
1.A.7.2 : Hotpacks should not be used with appendicitis
.1 (item)
17
1.A.7.3 : Split chicken placed on abdomen draws out infection of ruptured appendix
.1 (item)
17
1.A.7.4 : Swallowing gum can cause appendicitis.
.1 (item)
18
1.A.8: Arteriosclerosis
BoxFolder
18
1.A.8.1 : Rosehip tea aids arteriosclerosis
.1 (item)
19
1.A.9: Arthritis
BoxFolder
19
1.A.9.1 : Use chaparral for arthritis
.1 (item)
19
1.A.9.2 : Sea water, rubbing lighter fuel on back, and ingesting willow tree roots aids arthritis
.3 (items)
19
1.A.9.3 : Wear copper to cure arthritis
.1 (item)
19
1.A.9.4 : Honey and vinegar relieve arthritis.
.6 (items)
19
1.A.9.5 : Drink clover tea to relieve arthritis.
.1 (item)
19
1.A.9.6 : Wear socks all the time to avoid arthritis.
.1 (item)
19
1.A.9.7 : Bee stings lessen the effect of arthritis.
.1 (item)
19
1.A.9.8 : Garlic enema relieves pain of arthritis.
.1 (item)
19
1.A.9.9 : Apple cider and vinegar or ginger root baths soothe arthritis
.1 (item)
19
1.A.9.10: Small potato worn inside shirt until it petrifies can cure arthritis
.1 (item)
19
1.A.9.11: Garlic pills cure arthritis
.1 (item)
19
1.A.9.12: Lemon juice and soda in water helps arthritis
.1 (item)
19
1.A.9.13: Quaking Aspen tree bark used by Native American women to cure aches of arthritis
.1 (item)
19
1.A.9.14: Tea made from Creosote bush will help cure arthritis
.2 (items)
19
1.A.9.15: Copper penny in shoe will help relieve arthritis
.1 (item)
19
1.A.9.16: Entering the copper mines of Butte, Montana will cure arthritis
.1 (item)
19
1.A.9.17: A daily teaspoon of honey will cure arthritis
.1 (item)
19
1.A.9.18: Metal around fingers, arms, or legs will cure arthritis
.1 (item)
19
1.A.9.19: Special diet to relieve pain in joints
.1 (item)
19
1.A.9.20: Carry a potato in hind pocket to help pain of arthritis
.1 (item)
110
1.A.10: Asthma
BoxFolder
110
1.A.10.1 : Avoid asthma attacks by keeping a Chihuahua dog in the house
.1 (item)
110
1.A.10.2 : When a child outgrows a line drawn on wall, he will outgrow his asthma
.1 (item)
110
1.A.10.3 : Comfrey tea cures asthma
.1 (item)
110
1.A.10.4 : Honey and or vinegar treatment for asthma.
.1 (item)
110
1.A.10.5 : Drink tea made by boiling a hornets nest.
.1 (item)
111
1.B.1: Baldness
BoxFolder
111
1.B.1.1 : Wash head with manure to correct baldness.
.2 (items)
111
1.B.1.2 : Stand on head to fix baldness.
.2 (items)
111
1.B.1.3 : Use grease from frying pan to rub into scalp, do regularly to make hair grow back.
.2 (items)
111
1.B.1.4 : Use southernwood mixed with oil of radishes, place on bald spots.
.2 (items)
111
1.B.1.5 : Use peach seeds in cider vinegar and use as wash.
.2 (items)
112
1.B.2: Bedwetting
BoxFolder
112
1.B.2.1 : When children play with fire, they wet their beds at night
.2 (items)
112
1.B.2.2 : Picking certain flowers causes one to wet the bed
.2 (items)
112
1.B.2.3 : A spoonful of honey before going to bed stops bed-wetting
.3 (items)
112
1.B.2.4 : Suck on cinnamon sticks before going to bed to avoid bed-wetting
.1 (item)
112
1.B.2.5 : Run water in the sink to help child use bathroom before going to bed to avoid bed-wetting
.1 (item)
113
1.B.3: Bleeding
BoxFolder
113
1.B.3.1 : Nose bleeding is stopped by placing tissue paper wad between upper lip and teeth
.2 (items)
113
1.B.3.2 : Do not shave after eating a big meal to avoid bleeding to death from an inadvertent cut
.1 (item)
113
1.B.3.3 : Wearing an asafetida bag around the neck prevents nosebleeds
.1 (item)
113
1.B.3.4 : Being in the presence of a menstruating woman may cause sudden nosebleed in a man
.1 (item)
113
1.B.3.5 : Bleeding may be stopped by people with power to charm blood
.3 (items)
113
1.B.3.6 : Make a poultice of brown sugar and turpentine to stop bleeding
.1 (item)
113
1.B.3.7 : Chimney soot and lard poultice will stop bleeding
.1 (item)
113
1.B.3.8 : Spider web (cob-web) will stop bleeding.
.2 (items)
113
1.B.3.9 : Hedge nettles stop internal bleeding.
.1 (item)
113
1.B.3.10: Nose bleeding is stopped by tying string around ring finger
.1 (item)
113
1.B.3.11: Pour water down neck to stop nosebleed.
.1 (item)
113
1.B.3.12: Place feet in cold water to stop nosebleed.
.1 (item)
113
1.B.3.13: Place penny on middle of forehead to stop bleeding quicker
.1 (item)
113
1.B.3.14: Drink cayenne pepper with water to stop nosebleed
.1 (item)
113
1.B.3.15: Put a bag of ice on the back of neck.
.2 (items)
113
1.B.3.16: Place cold silverware on the back of neck to stop nosebleed
.2 (items)
113
1.B.3.17: Lie on back, point feet to sky and have someone kick the bottom of your feet to stop nosebleed
.1 (item)
113
1.B.3.18: Take moss from the woods and place it over the wound to stop bleeding
.1 (item)
113
1.B.3.19: Place a silver spoon under the nose
.1 (item)
114
1.B.4: Blindness (night, snow, temporary)
BoxFolder
114
1.B.4.1 : Night blindness is corrected by drinking carrot juice
.1 (item)
114
1.B.4.2 : Indian belief that blindness is caused by looking at someone of the opposite sex who is naked
.1 (item)
114
1.B.4.3 : Praying Mantis causes blindness
.1 (item)
114
1.B.4.4 : If dust from a rattlesnake gets into the eyes, person will go blind
.1 (item)
114
1.B.4.5 : Eating carrots helps prevent blindness.
.1 (item)
114
1.B.4.6 : Masturbation causes blindness
.1 (item)
114
1.B.4.7 : Touching a certain tree and then touching your eyes results in blindness
.1 (item)
115
1.B.5: Blisters
BoxFolder
115
1.B.5.1 : Blisters are aided by crushed ice plant leaves
.1 (item)
115
1.B.5.2 : To relieve blisters, drink buttermilk and then rub some on blisters
.1 (item)
115
1.B.5.3 : Rub salt water on lips to relieve blisters.
.1 (item)
115
1.B.5.4 : Use carrot salve for blisters. (recipe included)
.1 (item)
115
1.B.5.5 : Use mullein to help ease the pain of blisters
.1 (item)
115
1.B.5.6 : Rub raw potato on blister to reduce pain.
.1 (item)
115
1.B.5.7 : It is bad to pierce a water blister before sundown
.1 (item)
115
1.B.5.8 : Blistering is a way to bring about cures as well as purges, vomits, and sweating out disorders
.1 (item)
116
1.B.6: Blood Abnormalities
BoxFolder
116
1.B.6.1 : Use sage tea to cure bad blood
.3 (items)
116
1.B.6.2 : Use leeches to suck out bad blood.
.1 (item)
116
1.B.6.3 : Use sassafras tea or mixture to purify blood.
.2 (items)
116
1.B.6.4 : Yarrow will clean the bloodstream.
.2 (items)
116
1.B.6.5 : Sulphur and molasses mixture will clean out impurities and strengthen the blood
.2 (items)
116
1.B.6.6 : Boil dandelion roots and hop roots to purify blood
.2 (items)
116
1.B.6.7 : Yellow dock is used as blood medicine.
.1 (items)
116
1.B.6.8 : Carrot juice is used as blood medicine.
.1 (item)
116
1.B.6.9 : Choke cherries are a good blood tonic.
.1 (item)
116
1.B.6.10: Eat raw liver for low blood
.1 (item)
116
1.B.6.11: The cold thickens the blood
.1 (item)
116
1.B.6.12: Drink tea made from bark of quaking aspen to purify blood
.1 (item)
117
1.B.7: Blood Pressure Irregularities
BoxFolder
117
1.B.7.1 : Eat a clove of garlic a day to prevent high blood pressure
.1 (item)
117
1.B.7.2 : Chewing garlic or fresh green beans relieves high blood pressure
.1 (item)
118
1.B.8: Boils, Pimples, Blackheads
BoxFolder
118
1.B.8.1 : Rancid pig fat and sage placed on boil will bring it to a head
.1 (item)
118
1.B.8.2 : Pork fat placed on boil will bring boil to a head
.1 (item)
118
1.B.8.3 : "Denver Mud" used for boils
.1 (item)
118
1.B.8.4 : Paste of soap, sugar, and spit for boils.
.1 (item)
118
1.B.8.5 : Use a warm, sterile pop bottle placed over boil to draw boil out
.2 (items)
118
1.B.8.6 : Use pinion gum salve on boils
.1 (item)
118
1.B.8.7 : Poultice of milk and bread draws out boil.
.4 (items)
118
1.B.8.8 : Raw potato poultice will draw out infection of a boil
.1 (item)
118
1.B.8.9 : Sage tea cures boils
.2 (items)
118
1.B.8.10: Boil in lime water and apply a cow manure poultice to cure boils
.1 (item)
118
1.B.8.11: Put hot water bottle over carbuncle to draw out infection
.1 (item)
118
1.B.8.12: Place a bag of heated oats over abscess to heal abscess
.1 (item)
118
1.B.8.13: Apply toothpaste to zit and sleep overnight before washing off to heal
.1 (item)
118
1.B.8.14: Split open pear cactus and hold against boil or carbuncle
.1 (item)
118
1.B.8.15: If you don't eat all the rice in your bowl then every piece that is left in the bowl will be the number of pimples your future spouse will always have on his/her face
.1 (item)
119
1.B.9: Bowlegs
BoxFolder
119
1.B.9.1 : Children allowed to walk with a walker become bowlegged
.1 (item)
120
1.B.10: Breathing Disorders
BoxFolder
120
1.B.10.1 : Monkshood or aconite slows breathing.
.1 (item)
120
1.B.10.2 : Use mullein as a tobacco to aid lung problems
.1 (item)
120
1.B.10.3 : Drink tea from spider webs
.1 (item)
120
1.B.10.4: A red flannel vest will cure lung disorders.
.1 (item)
121
1.B.11: Broken bones
BoxFolder
121
1.B.11.1 : Use cow manure on broken bones
.1 (item)
121
1.B.11.2 : Wrap broken bones with comfrey leaves that have been soaked in hot water
.1 (item)
121
1.B.11.3 : Comfrey and golden seal aid the healing of broken bones
.1 (item)
121
1.B.11.4 : Wrap broken bones in turminie and egg yolk to ease pain and heal broken bones
.1 (item)
122
1.B.12: Bronchitis
BoxFolder
122
1.B.12.1 : Soaking feet in hot mustard water aids bronchial disorders
.1 (item)
122
1.B.12.2: Mixture of sugar and butter melting slowly in mouth aids bronchitis
.1 (item)
122
1.B.12.3 : Rub chest with mixture of mutton fat and nutmeg; drink juice made of boiled onion rings
.1 (item)
122
1.B.12.4 : Place sliced onion wrapped in towel on chest overnight for bronchial cough
.1 (item)
122
1.B.12.5 : Use leeks for bronchitis
.1 (item)
122
1.B.12.6 : Mustard plaster effective
.1 (item)
123
1.B.13: Bruises and Bumps
BoxFolder
123
1.B.13.1 : Bruised finger or toenails may be relieved by puncturing nail with hot pin or paperclip
.1 (item)
123
1.B.13.2 : Place flat, cold blade of knife on bruised or bumped area
.4 (items)
123
1.B.13.3 : Place butter on bumps to relieve swelling and discoloration
.1 (item)
123
1.B.13.4 : Use tobacco on bruises
.1 (item)
123
1.B.13.5 : Place raw beefsteak on bruise
.2 (items)
123
1.B.13.6 : Treat bruises with oil of turpentine or a plaster of chopped parsley mixed with butter
.2 (items)
124
1.B.14: Bunions
125
1.B.15: Burns
BoxFolder
125
1.B.15.1 : Placed burned area near the stove or fire to draw the burn out
.2 (items)
125
1.B.15.2 : Turpentine, sweet oil, and beeswax to cure burns, etc
.2 (items)
125
1.B.15.3 : Use egg white to aid burns
.3 (items)
125
1.B.15.4 : Vinegar relieves the pain of burns.
.1 (item)
125
1.B.15.5 : Butter or grease for burns
.3 (items)
125
1.B.15.6 : Chinese burn plant aids burns
.1 (item)
125
1.B.15.7 : Raw potato aids burns
.3 (items)
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1.B.15.8 : Poultice of tea leaves aids burns.
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1.B.15.9 : Salve made from onion and lard aids burns.
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1.B.15.10 : Use honey to treat burns
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1.B.15.11 : Use aloe vera to treat burns
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1.B.15.12 : Have someone who possesses the power "blow the fire out."
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1.B.15.13 : Powdered rhubarb and lard salve heals burns without scarring
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1.B.15.14 : Quickly grab earloop with burnt finger and blistering will be prevented
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1.B.15.15 : To heal burn say "As far as the East is from the West, come out fire and go in frost."
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1.B.15.16 : To heal burn apply scorched flour.
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1.B.15.17 : Open fire plant cactus leaf and apply to burn
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1.B.15.18 : Pitch from pinion tree mixed with mutton tallow and carbolic acid to a paste
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1.B.15.19 : Elderberry pounded with lard, useful ointment for burns
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1.B.15.20 : Apply linseed to burn to avoid scarring
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1.B.15.21 : Lard and egg whites to ease burn
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1.B.15.22 : Mix lard with cattails (the fluffy part) to soothe burns
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1.B.15.23 : Apply burn to inner rind of elder mixed with butter
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1.B.15.24 : Make a paste of ink and flour and smear over burn
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1.B.16: Burping or Belching
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1.C.1: Callous
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1.C.2: Cancer
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1.C.2.1 : Eating bread hot out of the oven causes cancer
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1.C.2.2 : Carrot juice cures cancer
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1.C.2.3 : Wet table salt cures skin cancer.
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1.C.2.4 : Chaparral to aid against cancer
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1.C.2.5 : To avoid contracting cancer, wear a copper bracelet
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1.C.2.6 : Shaving legs above knee causes cancer.
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1.C.2.7 : Hickeys cause cancer
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1.C.2.8 : Knuckle cracking causes cancer
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1.C.2.9 : Lie down beside a box of herbs to smell them to cure cancer
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1.C.2.10: Secret recipe for liniment to cure skin cancer
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1.C.2.11: Drink cucumber juice, then sleep on an ant hill to cure cancer
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1.C.2.12: People give money to the cancer collectors to avoid getting cancer
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1.C.2.13: Scratching and bleeding moles causes cancer.
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1.C.2.14: Indian grape root cures cancer
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1.C.3: Canker
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1.C.3.1 : Remedy for cankers
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1.C.3.2 : Gargle with hot water, baking soda and salt for cankers
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1.C.3.3 : Goldenrod plant powder helps heal cankers.
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1.C.3.4 : Rough elm bark cures cankers
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1.C.3.5 : Use salt to relieve cankers
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1.C.3.6 : Baking soda cures cankers
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1.C.3.7 : Recipe for medicine for cankers
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1.C.3.8 : Yogurt cures cankers
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1.C.3.9 : Cinnamon cures cankers
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1.C.3.10: Lying causes cankers
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1.C.3.11: Kinikinic bark, wild cherry root, and golden seal cures cankers
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1.C.3.12: Rub rusty iron on canker
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1.C.3.13: Lemons and salt help cure cankers.
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1.C.3.14: Golden-seal cures cankers
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1.C.3.15: Take fruit tree bark and steep it and sweeten it with honey and use for cankers
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1.C.3.16: Canker medicine made with alum
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1.C.4: Chest Pain
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1.C.5: Chicken Pox
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1.C.6: Chill
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1.C.6.1 : Rub raw potato on body
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1.C.6.2 : Rub feet in snow
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1.C.6.3 : Rub feet with camphorated oil
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1.C.7: Choking
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1.C.7.1 : To alleviate choking, lift your left hand.
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1.C.7.2 : To stop choking, lift right hand over head.
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1.C.7.3 : To prevent choking, break egg into a cup and give to swallow
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1.C.8: Colds
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1.C.8.1 : Use snuff to clear out sinuses clogged from colds
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1.C.8.2 : Sniff hot salt water into your nose for relief
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1.C.8.3 : Use dandelions for colds
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1.C.8.4 : Use axle grease to cure colds
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1.C.8.5 : Garlic clove or cube of camphor worn around neck prevents colds
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1.C.8.6 : Balsam pine sap and sagebrush tea cures colds and coughs
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1.C.8.7 : Apple cider vinegar and honey good for colds.
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1.C.8.8 : Onions applied externally are good for colds.
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1.C.8.9 : Rosehip tea is good for colds
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1.C.8.10 : Garlic enema, hot bath, wrap in warm wet sheet, rub feet with oil & garlic, and sleep to cure colds
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1.C.8.11 : Soak feet in mustard water and drink ginger tea or lemonade to relieve cold
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1.C.8.12 : Put sulfur in shoes to prevent colds.
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1.C.8.13 : Rub mentholated ointment on chest and cover with pieces of flannel
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1.C.8.14 : Rub mentholated ointment in nose and around nostrils
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1.C.8.15 : Take golden seal and vitamin C for colds.
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1.C.8.16 : Suck rock salt for colds
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1.C.8.17 : Drink salt water for colds
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1.C.8.18 : Home medicine from cinnamon, eggs, and plant for colds
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1.C.8.19 : Flannel soaked with alcohol and wrapped around neck relieves a cold
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1.C.8.20 : Warm milk mixed with pepper relieves a cold.
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1.C.8.21 : Eating cayenne pepper sweats out a cold.
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1.C.8.22 : Ginger tea/drink relieves colds
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1.C.8.23 : Mixture of sugar and onions relieves colds.
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1.C.8.24 : Onion tea relieves colds
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1.C.8.25 : Eating onion sandwiches prevents colds.
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1.C.8.26 : Mustard plaster relieves colds
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1.C.8.27 : Breathe steam to relieve colds
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1.C.8.28 : Drink plenty of liquids for colds.
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1.C.8.29 : Drink hot toddy (whiskey or brandy) for relief from cold
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1.C.8.30 : Use heat from electric blanket to sweat out a cold
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1.C.8.31 : Sweat out a cold through vigorous exercise.
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1.C.8.32 : Take a hot bath to relieve effects of cold.
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1.C.8.33 : Drink tequila and pop finger, toe, and other body joints for relief from cold
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1.C.8.34 : Drink mixture of lemon, honey or sugar and water for relief from cold
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1.C.8.35 : Take a hot drink and aspirin for a cold.
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1.C.8.36 : Take horehound syrup for cold
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1.C.8.37 : Mint tea relieves a cold
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1.C.8.38 : Garlic in milk relieves a cold
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1.C.8.39 : Garlic, lemon juice, and olive oil mixture for colds
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1.C.8.40 : Mixture of butter, sugar, and vinegar for colds
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1.C.8.41 : Golden seal and cayenne pepper mixed in water relieves colds
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1.C.8.42 : Put cold wet rag on chest
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1.C.8.43 : Drink a mixture of lemon juice, baking soda and warm water to relieve colds
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1.C.8.44 : Take a baking soda bath to relieve a cold.
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1.C.8.45 : Wrap neck with cloth soaked in mixture of lard and coal oil
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1.C.8.46 : Drink a glass of cold milk with molasses mixed into it
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1.C.8.47 : To avoid a cold, don't go outside with wet hair
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1.C.8.48 : Drink boiled Coca-Cola with lemon before going to bed
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1.C.8.49 : Eating raw garlic will avert a cold.
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1.C.8.50 : Chicken noodle soup and lemon and honey mixture remedy
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1.C.8.51 : Drink Onion juice and lemon juice.
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1.C.8.52 : Listerine gargle to kill germs
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1.C.8.53 : Mustard plaster recipe
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1.C.8.54 : Warm milk with honey and a pat of butter remedy
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1.C.8.55 : Rub Vicks on soles of feet and wear white sox to bed
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1.C.8.56 : 1/4 cup heated lemon juice every two hours will help a cold
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1.C.8.57 : Eat plenty of onions when you catch a cold.
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1.C.8.58 : Ocean water from California cures a cold.
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1.C.8.59 : Hot orange juice with pectin relieves a cold.
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1.C.8.60 : Drink red wine to prevent cold from getting worse
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1.C.8.61 : Eat mixture of pepper and salt to relieve cold
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1.C.8.62 : Mix castor oil and turpentine then rub on neck and chest
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1.C.8.63 : Drink mixture of kerosene and sugar to relieve cold
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1.C.8.64 : Mix goose grease and kerosene, then wrap around neck
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1.C.8.65 : Burn sulfur in the house
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1.C.8.66 : Wear mixture of two trees around neck.(Asia)
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1.C.8.67 : Eat a drop of coal oil in sugar
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1.C.8.68 : Drink Yerro tea
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1.C.8.69 : Sniff eucalyptus
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1.C.8.70 : Wear an asafetida bag around the neck.
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1.C.8.71 : Drink turpentine and sugar
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1.C.8.72 : Wrap goose grease and wool sock around neck.
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1.C.8.73 : Feed a cold; starve a fever
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1.C.8.74 : Drink onion juice and honey
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1.C.8.75 : Several teas that are good for colds.
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1.C.8.76 : Rub chest with camphorated oil and turpentine
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1.C.8.77 : Leek soup will cure a cold
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1.C.8.78 : Hand sassafras around the neck to ward off a cold
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1.C.8.79 : Eat red peppers to cure a cold
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1.C.8.80 : Wink causes a cold
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1.C.8.81 : Colds are viruses and cannot be caused by going out in the cold
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1.C.8.82 : Boil Eucalyptus branches in the same room as the person with the cold to cure it
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1.C.8.83 : Put turpentine on sugar cube and suck on it to relieve cold symptoms
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1.C.8.84 : Recipe for ointment of camphor, lard, ammonia and turpentine. Apply to back and chest
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1.C.8.85 : Wring sheet in cold water, wrap patient in it, cover with quilts and leave until warmed well.
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1.C.8.86 : Hops and sage used for hot baths and hot goot baths.
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1.C.8.87 : Keep feet warm with red peppers in shoes.
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1.C.8.88 : With shawl around shoulders, eat large bowl of onion gruel, put mutton tallow on a pieve of brown paper applied to chest and back.
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1.C.8.89 : Wring towels out of hot water with a T. of turpentine in it.
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1.C.8.90 : Cornmeal mush and vinegar, cayenne pepper
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1.C.8.91 : Put a pinch of acidity in a cloth, then take a string and tie it around the neck to ward off colds.
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1.C.8.92 : Cold symptoms are due to a lack of Vitamin C, so to prevent this take vitamins
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1.C.8.93 : Hot lard rags are used for chest colds
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1.C.8.94 : To be rid of cold take a cold shower the instant you catch it
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1.C.8.95 : Sniff salt
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1.C.8.96 : Drink spoonful of molasses in warm water for cold
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1.C.8.97 : Boiled milk with a little ginger mixed in
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1.C.8.98 : Slice an onion, sprinkle it with sugar, and place it under your bed right before you go to bed
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1.C.8.99 : Slice an onion, tie in a small sack, hang around your neck through out the day
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1.C.8.100 : Steep tame sage for tea to cure cold
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1.C.9: Cold Sore and Fever Blister
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1.C.9.1 : Buttermilk, salt water, and leaving them alone are the best cures for fever blisters
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1.C.9.2 : Various cures for cold sores
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1.C.9.3 : Rub finger behind ear and then on cold sore. Put starter fluid on cold sore
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1.C.9.4 : Throw a penny over your shoulder and wish for it to go away; the next person to pick up the penny will get the cold sore
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1.C.9.5: Eat a lot of cabbage for cold sores; and put finger nail polish on cold sores
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1.C.9.6 : Take pus from cold sore and inject it under skin for self-immunization
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1.C.9.7 : Steam rice in a salt bag and place bag on cold sore
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1.C.9.8 : Drink sage tea to cure fever blisters.
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1.C.9.9 : Apply Ban roll-on deodorant to cold sores.
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1.C.9.10 : Place heated metal teaspoon on cold sore.
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1.C.9.11 : Use ear wax for cold sores
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1.C.9.12 : You get cold sores by kissing
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1.C.9.13 : Drink apple cider to avoid fever blisters.
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1.C.9.14 : Eating at night causes sores in the mouth.
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1.C.9.15 : Roll your own paper for cold sore.
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1.C.9.16 : Drop of warm mutton suet applied to cold sore at night.
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1.C.10: Colic
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1.C.10.1 : Catnip tea cures colic
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1.C.10.2 : Boil sage and catnip to cure colic.
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1.C.10.3 : Soda dissolved in water to cure colic.
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1.C.10.4 : Peppermint water relieves colic
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1.C.10.5 : Spring water relieves colic
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1.C.10.6 : Peppermint tea relieves colic
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1.C.10.7 : Chimney soot and lard to cure colic.
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1.C.10.8 : Use fennel seeds and leaves to cure colic.
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1.C.10.9 : Rub camphorated oil on bottom of baby's feet.
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1.C.10.10: "Burned water" or "clinker tea". Pour water over clinkers, strain and feed to baby
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1.C.10.11: If a baby has hiccups, s/he won't have colic
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1.C.11: Colitis
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1.C.12: Congestion (Catarrh)
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1.C.12.1 : Eat hot foods to relieve congestion.
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1.C.12.2 : Use mustard plaster for congestion.
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1.C.12.3 : Bacon soaked in turpentine and placed on chest relieves congestion
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1.C.12.4 : Mixture of turpentine and lard, rubbed on chest relieves congestion
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1.C.12.5 : Mixture of olive oil and turpentine rubbed on chest relieves congestion
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1.C.12.6 : Mixture of kerosene and sugar relieves congestion
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1.C.12.7 : Mixture of turpentine and sugar relieves congestion
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1.C.12.8 : Eucalyptus oil helps relieve congestion.
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1.C.12.9 : Turpentine sprinkled on flannel which has been dipped in boiling water relieves congestion
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1.C.12.10: Wear spice bag to relieve congestion.
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1.C.12.11: Eat honey for congestion
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1.C.13: Constipation
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1.C.13.1 : Use grape seeds and lobelia as a physic.
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1.C.13.2 : To relieve gas and/or constipation lie on stomach over pillow
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1.C.13.3 : Senna leaf tea as a cure for constipation.
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1.C.13.4 : Mixture of dried fruit and senna relieves constipation
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1.C.13.5 : Nanny berry tea relieves constipation.
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1.C.13.6 : Estafiate leaves toasted and crushed in milk relieves constipation. (Mexico)
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1.C.13.7 : Stick and stream or waterfall relieves constipation
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1.C.13.8 : Drink warm water before bed to relieve constipation
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1.C.13.9 : Molasses and honey relieve constipation.
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1.C.13.10: Use castor oil or Epson salt for a laxative.
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1.C.13.11: Graham crackers will relieve baby of constipation
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1.C.13.12: Castor oil and turpentine
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1.C.14: Convulsions
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1.C.14.1 : Put cold cloths on the head then sit in a warm bath
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1.C.15: Corns
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1.C.15.1 : Use turpentine to relieve corns
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1.C.15.2 : Slice of lemon placed on corn helps to remove it
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1.C.15.3 : Use a bread and vinegar poultice on corns.
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1.C.16: Cough, Croup
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1.C.16.1 : Cough syrup recipe
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1.C.16.2 : Mixture of honey, lemon juice, and whiskey for a cough
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1.C.16.3 : Spoonful of turpentine and sugar mixture is good for cough
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1.C.16.4 : Honey or sugar and ginger is good for a cough
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1.C.16.5 : Dip rag or wool sock in alcohol and wrap around neck to reduce coughing
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1.C.16.6 : Honey mixed with baking soda reduces cough.
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1.C.16.7 : Use onion juice to cure a cough
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1.C.16.8 : Use lemon to cure coughs
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1.C.16.9 : Use lemon, honey, and glycerin mixture to treat a cough
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1.C.16.10: Use lemon and honey mixture to treat a cough
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1.C.16.11: Use whiskey and honey or sugar mixture to treat cough
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1.C.16.12: Use ice packs for a cough
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1.C.16.13: Red pepper, sugar, and cream mixture for cough
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1.C.16.14: Rub olive oil on chest to reduce cough.
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1.C.16.15: Mix alum and egg white and administer until vomiting occurs to treat croup
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1.C.16.16: Use turpentine and hot water packs to relieve croup
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1.C.16.17: Eucalyptus and sugar mixture relieves croup.
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1.C.16.18: Use mixture of coal oil and honey or sugar to relieve croup
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1.C.16.19: Use onion juice and sugar or honey to relieve croup
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1.C.16.20: Use kerosene and sugar mixture to relieve croup
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1.C.16.21: Use mixture of brandy, paregoric, honey, and hot water to relieve cough
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1.C.16.22: Use flax tea and lemon for a cough.
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1.C.16.23: Use mustard plaster for a cough.
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1.C.16.24: Use a mixture of dandelion root, water, and horehound candy to relieve cough
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1.C.16.25: Use leeks for cough
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1.C.16.26: Put wet rag on neck for coughs
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1.C.16.27: Rub and pound mentholated ointment on chest and tie on a towel dipped in rubbing alcohol around neck
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1.C.16.28: Peanut butter and honey to coat the throat stops coughing
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1.C.16.29: Cayenne pepper and honey mixture.
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1.C.16.30: Honey, tequila, butter, and lemon mix for colds
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1.C.16.31: Karo syrup soothes the throat
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1.C.16.32: Broomweed tea for a cough
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1.C.16.33: Rub mentholated ointment on feet before going to bed
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1.C.16.34: Wear a bag of asafetida around neck.
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1.C.16.35: Drink ashes, lemon, and honey mixture.
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1.C.16.36: Put an onion on the chest
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1.C.16.37: Make a syrup from sap of balsam pines and sagebrush tea. (Paiute)
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1.C.16.38: Use horehound syrup for coughs
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1.C.16.39: Use sugar and butter mixture for coughs.
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1.C.16.40: Plaster made from milk and bread applied to chest cures croup
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1.C.16.41: Fasten cloth with mixture of coal oil and bacon rind to neck of patient with croup
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1.C.16.42: Use whiskey to cure croup
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1.C.16.43: Soak feet in hot mustard water while drinking hot ginger or peppermint tea
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1.C.16.44: Catnip tea
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1.C.16.45: Cayenne tea
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1.C.16.46: Raw onions and salt
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1.C.16.47: Indian Root tea
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1.C.16.48: Pennyroyal tea with senna
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1.C.16.49: Egg dissolved (shell and all) in vinegar
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1.C.16.50: Finely cut onions and honey, simmer.
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1.C.16.51: Powdered slippery elm
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1.C.16.52: Drink warm water, one cupful after another, then stick finger down throat to produce vomiting (this gets rid of poisonous mucus).
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1.C.16.53: Mixture of raisins, horehound, flaxseed, honey and lemons
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1.C.16.54: Vinegar
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1.C.16.55: To treat whooping cough: mare's milk everyday and tea of muscarvadore sugar.
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1.C.16.56: Lettuce milk
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1.C.16.57: Cabbage leaf worn around neck
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1.C.16.58: Camphorated olive oil on lungs, then a plaster of mentholatum and Iobelia seed
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1.C.16.59: Steam for croup
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1.C.16.60: Bacon rind soaked in vinegar and wrapped around the throat
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1.C.16.61: Take dirty sock and wrap it around throat for croup
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1.C.16.62: Mix turpentine and honey and eat by the spoonful
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1.C.16.63: Salt water dipped rag wrapped around the neck with a woolen sock relieves croup.
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1.C.16.64: A stip of bacon around the neck prevents the seriousness of whooping cough
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1.C.17: Crossed-eyes
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1.C.17.1 : If cross eyes at midnight on a full moon, the eyes will stay crossed
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1.C.17.2 : If cross eyes and sneeze at the same time, eyes will stay crossed
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1.C.18: Cuts
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1.C.18.1 : Use turpentine on cuts to kill germs and promote healing
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1.C.18.2 : Chaparral heals cuts
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1.C.18.3 : Tree pitch aids infection, promotes healing, relieves soreness
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1.C.18.4 : Mixture of pine gum, cloves, and cumin aids healing
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1.C.18.5 : Tobacco poultice aids cuts
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1.C.18.6 : Comfrey and golden seal help cuts.
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1.C.18.7 : Feathers placed in a cut aid healing.
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1.C.18.8 : A mixture of kerosene and sugar aids healing.
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1.C.18.9 : Bread and milk poultice draws out infection.
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1.C.18.10: Onion poultice draws out infection.
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1.C.18.11: Tobacco heals cuts
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1.C.18.12: Lay a cobweb over a cut to stop bleeding.
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1.C.18.13: Diesel fuel heals a cut
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1.C.18.14: Apply membrane of an egg over a cut to heal without scarring
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1.C.18.15: White liniment recipe
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1.C.18.16: Red liniment recipe
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1.C.18.17: Turpentine liniment recipe
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1.C.18.18: Use lobelia as an antiseptic
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1.C.18.19: Slice of raw potato will draw out infection.
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1.C.18.20: Kerosene is good medicine for cuts and bruises
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1.C.18.21: Use camphor to heal cuts
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1.C.18.22: Black oil for cuts (turpentine, pine tar, alcohol)
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1.C.18.23: Grandma's mystery medicine (which includes honey and beeswax) for cuts, scrapes, and burns
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1.C.19: Cyst
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1.C.19.1 : Hit cyst with Bible to release evil.
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1.D.1: Deafness
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1.D.1.1 : If deaf, other senses are enhanced.
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1.D.1.2 : Onion juice or juice of ground ivy is remedy for deafness.
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1.D.2: Diabetes
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1.D.2.1 : Eating sugar causes sugar diabetes.
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1.D.2.2 : Choke cherry tea is good for diabetes.
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1.D.3: Diarrhea
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1.D.3.1 : Eating bananas relieves diarrhea.
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1.D.3.2 : Whortleberry tea relieves diarrhea.
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1.D.3.3 : Mixture of whiskey, water, and sugar relieves diarrhea
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1.D.3.4 : Catnip tea relieves diarrhea
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1.D.3.5 : Use coke syrup to relieve diarrhea.
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1.D.3.6 : Rhubarb root and peppermint syrup for diarrhea
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1.D.3.7 : Scorch flour to a dark brown and chew a little at a time to relieve diarrhea
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1.D.3.8 : Green tea is good for diarrhea
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1.D.3.9 : Take 1 Tbsp vinegar with pepper on top to cure diarrhea
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1.D.3.10 : Eat chokecherries to be relieved of diarrhea
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1.D.3.11 : Boiled flour for diarrhea
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1.D.4: Diphtheria
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1.D.4.1 : Recipe for a gargle to relieve diphtheria as well as sore throat and related illness
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1.D.4.2 : Fumes from heated tar or turpentine mixture relieves diphtheria
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1.D.4.3 : Recipe for diphtheria medicine using sugar, green copper, alum, sulphur
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1.D.4.4 : Use a sage and salt gargle for diphtheria.
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1.D.4.5 : 19th century cure for diphtheria.
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1.D.5: Dizziness
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1.D.5.1 : Whiskey and water aids dizziness.
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1.E.1: Earache
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1.E.1.1 : Use black pepper in small linen bag to relieve earache
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1.E.1.2 : Use black pepper and castor oil on cotton ball to relieve earache
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1.E.1.3 : Warm mineral oil aids earache/infection.
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1.E.1.4 : Garlic oil relieves earache
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1.E.1.5 : Warm alcohol relieves earache
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1.E.1.6 : Warm boulders relieve earache
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1.E.1.7 : Warm cigarette or cigar smoke relieves earache
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1.E.1.8 : Warm urine relieves earache
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1.E.1.9 : Sweet oil, steam, melted hot butter all relieve earache
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1.E.1.10: Smoke in ear relieves earache
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1.E.1.11: Use warm onion to relieve earache.
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1.E.1.12: Burn newspaper close to ear to burn excess oxygen out
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1.E.1.13: Urine in the ear will cure an earache
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1.E.1.14: Warm salt bag applied to ear
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1.E.1.15: Olive oil used for earache
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1.E.1.16: For earache put roasted fig into ear as hot as it can be
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1.E.2: Ears: Plugged or Stuffed
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1.E.2.1: Burning match at one end of a paper cone with other end in ear relieves plugged ears
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1.E.2.2: Different activities to do with your body when water is in right/left ear
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1.E.3: Eczema
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1.E.4: Edema
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1.E.4.1 : Mixture of dried grape leaves, gun powder, and water relieves dropsy [edema]
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1.E.4.2 : Use mullein tea as a diuretic
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1.E.5: Epilepsy
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1.E.6: Eye Ailments
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1.E.6.1 : Use raw steak to relieve blackeye.
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1.E.6.2 : Placing a silver knife, fork, or spoon handle against eye relieves blackeye
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1.E.6.3 : Use potato or cucumber slices to relieve sunburned eyes
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1.E.6.4 : Salt water eyewash relieves excessive sleep in eyes
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1.E.6.5 : To be rid of a sty, rub it with a gold ring.
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1.E.6.6 : To be rid of a sty, cover it with a mint leaf
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1.E.6.7 : Rub quarter on eye to be rid of sty.
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1.E.6.8 : Tie a wet teabag or tea leave poultice to eye to relieve sty
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1.E.6.9 : Dab earwax on a sty
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1.E.6.10: Shredded raw potato poultice will relieve a sty
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1.E.6.11: Put honey in eyes to cure cataracts.
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1.E.6.12: Eat spinach and carrots for good eyesight and strength
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1.E.6.13: Look at sun to improve eyesight. (Germany)
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1.E.6.14: Sandman puts sand in one's eyes.
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1.E.6.15: urinate in the middle of the road to cause or cure a sty in eye
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1.E.6.16: Dilute vinegar for inflamed eyes
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1.E.6.17: Hot bread and milk paste to place over sty
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1.F.1: Fainting
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1.F.1.1: How to make yourself faint
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1.F.2: Farting
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1.F.3: Fever
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1.F.3.1 : Green tea leaves mixed with heated lard for milk fever
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1.F.3.2 : Eating onion skin powdered with quinine and soaking feet in mustard water relieves fever
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1.F.3.3 : Use potato on forehead to relieve fever.
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1.F.3.4 : Use alcohol soaked sheets to break a fever.
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1.F.3.5 : To break a fever cover patient with many layers of blankets and sweat it out
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1.F.3.6 : Use wet socks on feet to break a fever.
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1.F.3.7 : Use slippery elm plant to relieve fever.
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1.F.3.8 : Use lobelia plant to relieve fever.
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1.F.3.9 : Cut open a chicken, lay it on a pregnant woman's stomach to reduce fever
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1.F.3.10: Linden berries useful to take down fever.
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1.F.3.11: Only drink hot milk to cure typhoid and scarlet fever
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1.F.3.12: Raspberry leaf tea will reduce fever.
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1.F.3.13: Vinegar, rusty nails, moldy bread, and one brown egg a will cure spring fever
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1.F.3.14: Brandy will help cure a fever
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1.F.3.15: Starve a fever
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1.F.3.16 : Ginger tea will help cure a fever.
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1.F.3.17 : Soak feet in hot mustard bath to draw out a fever
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1.F.3.18 : Put egg on chest, say specific words, then crack egg on ant hill
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1.F.3.19 : Fever will cause fingernails to split and break
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1.F.3.20 : Soda baths
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1.F.3.21 : Wild Sage Tea (drink and bathe in it)
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1.F.3.22 : Linen cloth dipped in vinegar to put in mouth
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1.F.3.23 : Drink hot lemonade
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1.F.3.24 : Bathing in warm water gives you a fever
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1.F.3.25 : Bonset tea cures chills and fever
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1.F.4: Fleas
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1.F.5: Frostbite
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1.F.5.1 : Sit on the part that has been frostbitten to warm it
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1.F.5.2 : Use cayenne pepper internally to relieve frostbite
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1.F.5.3 : Use cayenne pepper externally to relieve frostbite
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1.F.5.4 : Stand in snow in bare feet to relieve frostbite
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1.F.5.5 : Rub area to relieve frostbite
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1.G.1: Gall Bladder Disease, Gallstones
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1.G.2: Goiter
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1.G.2.1 : Cover pennies with olive oil then wear them around neck to cure goiters
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1.G.2.2 : Pass the hand of a dead person across your throat
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1.G.3: Gout
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1.G.3.1 : Drink tansy tea for gout
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1.H.1: Hangover
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1.H.1.1 : Eat ice cream to cure a hangover.
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1.H.1.2 : Drink an additional amount of alcohol the next morning to cure hangover
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1.H.1.3 : Eat a good meal before bedtime to avoid having a hangover the next day
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1.H.1.4 : Take B-complex vitamin supplement before going to bed to avoid a hangover
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1.H.1.5 : Eat honey to cure a hangover
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1.H.1.6 : Drink three large glasses of water, take three tylenol, and urinate before bed to avoid a hangover
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1.H.1.7 : The Boiled Egg Remedy
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1.H.1.8 : Eat a whole tube of toothpaste after drinking, you will blow a zero on a Breathalyer test
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1.H.1.9 : After a night of drinking, a Bloody Mary will get rid of a hangover
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1.H.1.10 : If you eat a banana in the morning after a night of drinking, it will get rid of a hangover
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1.H.2: Headache and Head Ailments
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1.H.2.1 : Bloodletting relieves headache
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1.H.2.2 : Eat salt to relieve a headache
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1.H.2.3 : Inhale the fumes of hot cider vinegar to relieve a headache
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1.H.2.4 : Use a vinegar soaked rag on forehead to relieve a headache
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1.H.2.5 : Soak feet in hot water, drink herb tea, sweat for an hour in bed, then sponge off with cool water to relieve headache.
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1.H.2.6 : Sit on bucket of cold water and wash genital area to relieve headache
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1.H.2.7 : Use yarrow to relieve headache
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1.H.2.8 : Use chickweed to relieve headache.
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1.H.2.9 : Red clover tea aids headache
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1.H.2.10 : Nanny-berry tea aids headache
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1.H.2.11 : Raw potatoes cut in thin slices and placed on forehead relieves headache
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1.H.2.12 : Pinch skin between index finger and thumb to relieve headache
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1.H.2.13 : Fingertip massage of scalp relieves headache.
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1.H.2.14 : Chew and eat three almonds to relieve headache
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1.H.2.15 : Whiskey relieves headaches
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1.H.2.16 : Standing on head relieves headache.
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1.H.2.17 : Headaches are caused when birds gather a person's loose strands of hair from brushing it outside
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1.H.2.18 : Tie a soft cloth around head to cure headache
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1.H.2.19 : Blow cold air under eyelids of the afflicted person to cure a headache
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1.H.2.20 : Use ginger root, sugar, and yeast to cure a headache
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1.H.2.21 : Smell camphor to cure headache
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1.H.2.22 : Rub peppermint oil on temples to relieve headache
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1.H.2.23 : Rub tip of tongue on roof of mouth to relieve brain freeze
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1.H.2.24 : Mustard foot bath and drink specific tea
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1.H.2.25 : Heat a bag of salt and hold to head
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1.H.2.26 : Put a cold cloth to head
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1.H.2.27 : Gum comphor in alcohol
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1.H.2.28 : Dose of salts or senna tea
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1.H.2.29 : Bathe feet in warm lye water.
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1.H.2.30 : Brown paper dipped in vinegar and applied to head
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1.H.2.31 : Vegetable diet is suggested
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1.H.2.32 : Drink Spanish Ginerette (recipe included)
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1.H.2.33 : Drink vinegar and water for headache.
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1.H.2.34 : Hot cloths on the back of the neck for headaches
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1.H.2.35 : Sniff juice of horse radish or ground ivy
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1.H.3: Heart Trouble
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1.H.3.1 : Monkshood or aconite slows the heart.
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1.H.3.2 : Use foxglove for the heart
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1.H.3.3 : Mix glycerin, brandy, and hawberry juice for heart trouble
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1.H.3.4 : Powdered blood from a deer (sangre de venado) to be taken daily for heart trouble
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1.H.3.5 : Taking a shower after eating can cause a heart attack
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1.H.3.6 : Eating a spoonful of honey will prevent a heart attack
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1.H.3.7 : Use rose hips to avoid hardening of the arteries
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1.H.4: Heartburn
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1.H.4.1 : Take mixture of baking soda, water and aspirin to cure heartburn
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1.H.4.2 : Laudanum, carbonate soda, ammonia, sweet oil, camphor mixture
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1.H.5: Hemorrhoids
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1.H.5.1 : Take cayenne pepper for hemorrhoids.
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1.H.5.2 : Ride horseback bareback
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1.H.5.3 : Do not sit on wet pavement to avoid hemorrhoids
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1.H.5.4 : Powdered rattlesnake meat sprinkled over food at every meal will cure hemorrhoids in one month
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1.H.5.5 : Wild current leaf tea
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1.H.6: Hernia
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1.H.7: Hiccoughs (Hiccups)
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1.H.7.1 : Drink water with ears and nose plugged.
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1.H.7.2 : Hold breath while ears and nose are plugged.
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1.H.7.3 : Drink water from wrong (opposite) side of glass
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1.H.7.4 : Drink water from glass with spoon in glass touching cheek
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1.H.7.5 : Drink water through a piece of cloth or paper
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1.H.7.6 : Drink a lot of water to relieve hiccoughs.
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1.H.7.7 : Drink water and hold breath
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1.H.7.8 : Being scared or startled cures hiccoughs.
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1.H.7.9 : Hold breath to cure hiccoughs
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1.H.7.10: Put piece of white paper on your stomach.
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1.H.7.11 : Put a paper bag over your head or breathe into paper bag
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1.H.7.12 : Buying hiccoughs relieves them
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1.H.7.13 : Chinchona bark in peppermint water relieves hiccoughs
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1.H.7.14 : Mustard water relieves hiccoughs.
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1.H.7.15 : Eat sugar to relieve hiccoughs
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1.H.7.16 : Stand on head to relieve hiccoughs.
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1.H.7.17 : Drink water fast to cure hiccoughs.
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1.H.7.18 : Think of next hiccough and it will never come
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1.H.7.19 : Drink water every 3 seconds to cure hiccoughs
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1.H.7.20 : Hang by your heels and eat wax chips to cure hiccoughs
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1.H.7.21 : Tickle nose to cure hiccoughs
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1.H.7.22 : Think other thoughts to distract thought of hiccoughs
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1.H.7.23 : Try to keep hiccoughs to stop them.
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1.H.7.24 : Put nail of right thumb on nail of fourth finger of same hand to get rid of hiccoughs
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1.H.7.25 : Take sugar and peanut butter to relieve hiccoughs
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1.H.7.26 : Jump up and down to relieve hiccoughs.
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1.H.7.27 : Stand on one leg with spoon in mouth, hold lit candle, and try to blow out flame
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1.H.7.28 : Eat a lump of sugar soaked in vinegar.
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1.H.7.29 : Have someone stare in your face and tell you when the next hiccough is coming
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1.H.7.30 : Take mouthful of water, lie on back, swallow water to relieve hiccoughs
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1.H.7.31 : Drink water while holding a pencil between your teeth
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1.H.7.32 : Take 12 swallows from a drinking fountain without breathing
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1.H.7.33 : Eat 2 tablespoons of peanut butter slowly.
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1.H.7.34 : Drink water while standing on head.
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1.H.7.35 : Touch elbows together behind your back.
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1.H.7.36 : Fill mouth with water then sit on the stove until it boils
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1.H.7.37 : Point index fingers at each other holding them as close as possible without touching for 2 minutes
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1.H.7.38 : Hold 1/2 glass of water in teeth, put index fingers in ears, fill mouth with water & swallow
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1.H.7.39 : Have someone place a hand over your mouth and nose, blow all of the air out of your lungs, and hold you breath as long as you can
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1.H.7.40 : Drink water from a glass with the blade of a butter knife in the glass touching forehead
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1.H.7.41 : Drink 1 tablespoon baking soda in warm water.
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1.H.7.42 : Drink water with a pencil in the glass.
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1.H.7.43 : Stir water clockwise with a wooden handle of a knife, then counterclockwise with the steel blade of the knife. Add green food coloring. Drink in one breath
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1.H.7.44 : Press fork to left temple while drinking a glass of water
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1.H.7.45 : Stare at a penny and try to hiccup.
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1.H.7.46 : Spit into a paper and place it on forehead.
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1.H.7.47 : Broom straw cross placed on a baby's forehead will stop hiccoughs
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1.H.7.48 : Bend over and drink upside down
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1.H.7.49 : Say "Hector Heecup Hiccup Teacup" 3 times.
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1.H.7.50 : Time is the only way to cure hiccoughs.
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1.H.7.51 : Soak slice of lime in anguster bitters.
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1.H.7.52 : Take a deep breath and have someone give you a bear hug from behind
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1.H.7.53 : Hold breath three times. Count slowly to fifteen each time
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1.H.7.54 : Put a penny in your navel and hold it there for a minute
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1.H.7.55 : Coat roof of your mouth with peanut butter, hang your head over the side of a couch, and slowly drink water till all peanut butter is gone
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1.H.7.56 : Think intensely of three bald men.
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1.H.7.57 : Get in a state of total relaxation then do certain breathing exercises.
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1.H.7.58 : Hold pinkies as close as possible for ten seconds.
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1.H.7.59 : Hold your breath and count to 100 as fast as you can, if you hiccup in the middle of counting start over.
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1.H.7.60 : Swallow a whole spoonful of brown sugar cures hiccups.
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1.H.7.61 : Eat one teaspoon of peanut butter for hiccups.
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1.H.7.62 : Stick out your tongue as far as you can for as long as you can.
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1.H.8: Hives
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1.H.9: Hydrophobia
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1.I.1: Indigestion (Dyspepsia)
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1.I.1.1 : Use sumac leaves to relieve indigestion.
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1.I.1.2 : Use ginger root to relieve indigestion.
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1.I.1.3 : Throw up to cure indigestion
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1.I.1.4 : Coca leaf tea aids digestion. (Bolivia)
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1.I.2: Infection
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1.I.2.1 : Infection cured by placing infected area in fresh cow pie until it cools and dries
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1.I.2.2 : Flaxseed poultice decreases infection.
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1.I.2.3 : Infection cured by placing infected area inside carcass of freshly killed chicken
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1.I.2.4 : Use dandelion leaf poultice for infection.
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1.I.2.5 : Soak infected area in hot salt water.
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1.I.2.6 : Use burdock for infection
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1.I.2.7: Use bread and milk poultice for infection.
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1.I.2.8 : Use soap and sugar poultice for infection.
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1.I.2.9 : Use pinion/pine gum salve on infection.
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1.I.2.10: Use marshmallow poultice to relieve infection
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1.I.2.11 : Use sassafras tea to help fight infection.
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1.I.2.12 : Lamb fat salve recipe
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1.I.2.13 : Sugar and turpentine removes infection.
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1.I.2.14 : Egg yolk and salt removes infection.
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1.I.2.15 : Use egg and mustard as a poultice.
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1.I.2.16 : Use Denver mud for infection
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1.I.2.17 : Use onion poultice for infection.
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1.I.2.18 : Use red beet poultice for infection.
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1.I.2.19 : Tobacco juice will prevent infection.
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1.I.2.20 : Use pine tar pitch for an infection.
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1.I.2.21 : Soaking infected area in Absorbine Jr. and water
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1.I.2.22 : Mixture of bread, milk, soap, and sugar will draw out infection
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1.I.2.23 : For infection soak in lye water
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1.I.3: Inflammation
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1.I.3.1 : Soak feet in alfalfa to relieve swelling.
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1.I.3.2 : Catch a weasel and squeeze it to death for inflamed finger joints.
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1.I.3.3 : The leaves or root of a butterfly plant can be grated and cooked in cheese or milk to help cure dysentery.
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1.I.4: Influenza
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1.I.4.1 : Drink kerosene and lard mixture for the flu.
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1.I.4.2 : Mustard plaster breaks up congestion in lungs
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1.I.4.3 : Hot mustard bath soothes aches of the flu.
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1.I.4.4 : Wear cloth full of smelly powder to ward off flu
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1.I.4.5 : Drink tea and eat toast to cure the flu.
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1.I.4.6 : Eat an onion a day to ward off flu.
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1.I.4.7 : Use asafetida to ward off flu
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1.I.4.8 : Burn sulfur powder on top of stove to prevent the flu
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1.I.5: Ingrown Nails
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1.I.5.1 : Warm tallow relieves ingrown nails.
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1.I.5.2 : Notch nails to prevent ingrown nails.
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1.I.5.3 : Bread and milk poultice relieves ingrown toenails
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1.I.5.4 : Cut a "V" on the center edge of the nail and keep the nail scraped clean
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1.I.5.5 : Cut nails straight across to avoid hangnails.
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1.I.6: Insect Bites, Stings, or Infestations
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1.I.6.1 : Use kerosene applied to edges of clothing to keep chiggers off
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1.I.6.2 : Use a mixture of mutton fat and poplar bud sap to treat insect bites or stings
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1.I.6.3 : Use mud plaster to treat insect bites.
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1.I.6.4 : Use baking soda to treat insect sting.
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1.I.6.5 : Use onion to treat insect sting
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1.I.6.6 : Use garlic to treat insect sting.
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1.I.6.7 : Use snuff to treat insect sting
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1.I.6.8 : Use strong-smelling cheap perfume to get wood ticks to back out from under your skin
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1.I.6.9 : Use Avon Skin-So-Soft to repel insects.
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1.I.6.10: Use ammonia on a wasp or bee sting.
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1.I.6.11 : Crush white ash leaves and rub on bee sting to stop pain and prevent swelling
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1.I.6.12 : Rag dipped in hot water, applied to mosquito bites will stop the itch
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1.I.6.13 : Crush plantain leaves and rub on mosquito bites. (Includes pictures.)
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1.I.6.14 : Use pure vinegar to treat mosquito bites.
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1.I.6.15 : Make "X" with fingernail on mosquito bite to stop itch
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1.I.6.16 : Use rubbing alcohol to treat mosquito bite.
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1.I.6.17 : Apply water and salt to reduce itching of mosquito bite
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1.I.6.18 : Rub a softened bar of wet soap on mosquito bite
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1.I.6.19 : Mosquitoes won't bite people that eat a lot of vitamin C
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1.I.6.20 : Put ball bluing paste on bee sting.
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1.I.6.21 : To get rid of bed bugs spray with gasoline.
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1.I.6.22 : Dissolve 2-3 aspirin into 1/2 cup rubbing alcohol and apply to mosquito bites
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1.I.6.23 : Pee on bee stings immediately after getting them
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1.I.6.24 : Salt and vinegar for bee sting
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1.I.6.25 : PJewelweed (touch-me-not) for insect bites
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1.I.6.26 : Spit on mosquito bites
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1.I.6.27 : Mud and spit mixture for bee stings
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1.I.6.29 : Mix baking soda and water and spread over bite
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1.I.6.30 : Mix baking soda and mustard for bee sting
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1.I.7: Itching
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1.I.7.1 : Itching feet are relieved by soaking in boiled sagebrush and cedar bark
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1.I.7.2 : Docken leaf will ease the itch of stinging nettle
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1.I.7.3 : Sassafras and eucalyptus poultice to relieve itching
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1.I.7.4 : Baking soda bath relieves itching.
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1.I.7.5 : Put damp laundry soap on poison oak or oak burns to relieve the itching
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1.I.7.6 : Use turpentine, red percipity and lard to relieve the itching
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1.I.7.7 : Put sulfur in shoes to prevent the itch.
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1.J.1: Jaundice
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1.J.1.1 : Make tea from sheep manure to cure yellow jaundice
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1.K.1: Kidney Disease and Kidney Stones
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1.K.1.1 : Use burdock seeds and dandelion tea for kidney complaint
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1.K.1.2 : Use cream of tarter in water for kidneys.
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1.K.1.3 : Use corn silk tea for kidneys
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1.K.1.4 : Drink flax tea for kidneys
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1.K.1.5 : Use marshmallow tea for Bright's disease.
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1.K.1.6 : Use sassafras tea for the kidneys.
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1.K.1.7 : Use golden seal for the kidneys
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1.K.1.8 : Use hops for the kidneys
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1.K.1.9 : Celery tonic for kidney infection.
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1.K.1.10: Gravel weed tea for kidney ailment.
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1.K.1.11: Parsley tea for kidney ailment
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1.K.1.12: Drink tansy tea for kidney ailment.
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1.K.1.13: Drink a quart of a bitter hot tea every day.
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1.K.1.14: Boil common thistle root and drachms of licorice in water and drink every morning.
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1.K.1.15: For kidney infection or anything like it, drink wild rose tea.
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1.K.1.16: A few drops of turpentine on sugar for kidneys.
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1.L.1: Lameness
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1.L.1.1 : Pretending to be lame causes lameness.
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1.L.2: Laryngitis
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1.L.2.1 : Various methods for alleviating hoarseness.
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1.L.2.2 : Use an alcohol-soaked wool sock wrapped around neck all night to relieve laryngitis
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1.L.2.3 : Put a piece of onion on foot to relieve laryngitis
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1.L.2.4 : Beat the white of an egg, mix in some lemon juice and a little sugar, a teaspoon taken occasionally will soon relieve hoarsness
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1.L.3: Lice
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1.L.3.1 : To get rid of head lice use coil oil.
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1.L.3.2 : Lice will carry you to bamboo field or kidnap you at night.
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1.L.4: Listlessness
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1.L.5: Liver Disease
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1.L.6: Lockjaw
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1.M.1: Malaria
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1.M.2: Measles
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1.M.2.1 : Boil a dead chicken in a pot or drink broth to bring out measles
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1.M.2.2 : Use a hot bath to bring out measles.
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1.M.2.3 : Drink nanny berry tea to bring out measles.
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1.M.2.4 : Tobacco tea poultice to bring out measles.
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1.M.2.5 : Must stay in a dark room in order to recover from measles
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1.M.2.6 : Reading can cause blindness while you have the measles
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1.M.2.7 : Sheep manure tea is good for measles.
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1.M.3: Menstruation
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1.M.3.1 : Raisins, spinach, and eggs are good to eat during menstruation
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1.M.3.2 : Showering, shampooing, or getting wet feet during menstrual cycle causes cramps
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1.M.3.3 : Drink ginger tea for menstrual cramps.
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1.M.3.4 : Drink herb tea (raspberry especially) for menstrual cramps
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1.M.3.5 : During menstrual cycle do not wash hair, eat or drink anything sour; take chicken broth
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1.M.3.6 : Tansy tea promotes menstruation
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1.M.3.7 : Avoid polka dots
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1.M.3.8 : Whiskey and sugar water to relieve cramps.
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1.M.3.9 : Manzanilla tea relieves cramps
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1.M.3.10 : Chocolate relieves cramps
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1.M.3.11 : Hot water bottle applied to abdomen relieves cramps
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1.M.3.12 : During menstrual cycle don't eat grease, otherwise brothers will be dark complected
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1.M.3.13 : During menstrual cycle, a woman will cause a cake to fall
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1.M.3.14 : During menstrual cycle, a woman's permanent won't take
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1.M.3.15 : Drink hop tea for menstrual pains.
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1.M.3.16 : Never get out of bed on the first day of your period
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1.M.3.17 : If you get a tooth filled during period, the filling will fall out
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1.M.3.18 : During menstruation, a girl must not exercise, take a bath, swim, or go on a date
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1.M.3.19 : "The red flag is flying" is a phrase used to describe a girls menstral period
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1.M.3.20 : Drink Chamomile tea for cramps
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1.M.3.21 : For menstrual cramps drink hot tea with honey
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1.M.4: Mumps
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1.M.4.1 : Use mustard and various fruits to form poultices for feet and neck during mumps
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1.M.4.2 : Bright red string around neck prevents mumps spreading to lower body
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1.M.4.3 : Wrap fat-back bacon around neck to alleviate mumps
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1.M.4.4 : Boil water snake's eyes to help alleviate the pain caused by mumps
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1.M.4.5 : Use a wool sock to prevent mumps from going down
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1.M.4.6 : To raise head or stand up while sick with mumps would cause sterility
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1.M.5: Morning Sickness
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1.M.5.1 : Chewing gum as a remedy
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1.M.5.2 : Shots as a remedy
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1.M.5.3 : Crackers in the morning as a remedy.
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1.M.5.4 : Vitamin B6 as a remedy
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1.M.5.5 : Cinnamon steeped in water taken in herbal tea before bedtime as a remedy
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1.M.5.6 : Brewer's yeast in fruit juice as a remedy.
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1.N.1: Nausea
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1.N.1.1 : Put brown paper bag on stomach to relieve car, boat, or air sickness
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1.N.1.2 : To relieve car sickness, stick index finger out open window
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1.N.1.3 : For nausea caused by radiation therapy, drink freshly ground myrtle leaves for 6 weeks and take Epson salt baths
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1.N.2: Neuralgia and Neuritis
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1.N.2.1 : Monkshood or aconite liniment aids neuralgia.
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1.N.2.2 : Hedge nettles relieve neuralgia
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1.N.2.3 : Impatience (Touch-me-nots) to ease pain of nerve disintegrations
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1.N.2.4 : Burdock to ease pain of nerve disintegrations
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1.N.2.5 : Sleep on sage pillow to ease nerves.
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1.N.3: Neck Pain
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1.N.3.1 : Rub a bar of sulfur on a pained neck to get the "air out."
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1.N.3.2 : Rub neck with Sloans liniment and wrap neck in warm towel
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1.P.1: Perspiration
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1.P.2: Pneumonia
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1.P.2.1 : Use cooked onions to relieve pneumonia.
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1.P.2.2 : Small jars, heated and put with open end on patient's chest, draw moisture from lungs
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1.P.2.3 : Mustard plaster helps relieve pneumonia.
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1.P.2.4 : Use lemon to relieve pneumonia
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1.P.2.5 : Wrap a strip of raw bacon around the neck.
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1.P.2.6 : Recipe for pneumonia rub with Camphor.
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1.P.2.7 : Garlic Vaseline rubbed on soles of feet help pneumonia
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1.P.2.8 : Hot Ginseng poultice on chest with massage will loosen phlegm in chest
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1.P.2.9 : Recipe for Jewish chicken soup to cure pneumonia
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1.P.2.10: Put feet in hot vinegar water and put a potato poultice on chest
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1.P.2.11: Put raw onions on chest
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1.P.2.12: Use steam tent and plaster to break fever and cure pneumonia
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1.P.2.13: Put flax seed plaster on chest and back
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1.P.2.14: Take a hot onion bath for pneumonia
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1.P.3: Poisoning: external
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1.P.3.1 : Use sagebrush leaf poultice to counteract rattlesnake poison
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1.P.3.2 : Use urine to cure poison oak
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1.P.3.3 : Use jewel weed (touch-me-not) to cure poison ivy
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1.P.3.4 : Chew poison ivy to avoid poison ivy skin rash
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1.P.3.5 : Bleach solution for poison ivy
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1.P.3.6 : Tea of gypsum leaves (smartweed) mixed with lard is good for releaving poison ivy
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1.P.3.7 : Concoction made out of leaf to draw out poison from bad wound
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1.P.4: Poisoning: internal
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1.P.4.1 : Use catnip tea to sweat out poison.
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1.P.4.2 : Put infected area into a freshly slaughtered hen or a hot cow pile to draw out poison
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1.P.4.3 : Eating the inside of a banana is poisonous.
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1.P.4.4 : Eating fish and milk together is poisonous.
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1.P.4.5 : Eating milk and cherries together is poisonous
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1.P.4.6 : If swallowed acid poisoning, drink cream and egg whites
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1.P.4.7 : Make poultice of mashed small white beans to draw out blood poisoning
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1.P.4.8 : Eating bread with even the smallest bit of mold will poison you
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1.P.5: Polio
1.P.5.1 : Swimming in a canal causes polio.
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1.R.1: Rash
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1.4.1.1 : Starch paste eases the spread of rash.
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1.4.1.2 : Diaper rash treated with browned flour and cornstarch.
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1.R.2: Rheumatic Fever
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1.R.3: Rheumatism
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1.R.3.1 : A flannel band sprinkled with mustard and worn on back eases rheumatism
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1.R.3.2 : Whiskey rubbed on joints eases rheumatism.
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1.R.3.3 : Blood purifier of sarsaparilla, gentian, sassafras, and licorice eases rheumatism
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1.R.3.4 : Use Dr. Boldues Herbal Lotion for rheumatism.
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1.R.3.5 : Monkshood or aconite liniment aids rheumatism
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1.R.3.6 : Chew India root and yellow dock to cure rheumatism
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1.R.3.7 : Drink sagebrush tea to relieve rheumatism.
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1.R.3.8 : Nanny berry tea relieves rheumatism.
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1.R.3.9 : Wear copper to relieve rheumatism.
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1.R.3.10 : Carrying or wearing a potato relieves rheumatism
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1.R.3.11 : Drink mixture of whiskey, garlic, saltpeter, and powdered brimstone for rheumatism
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1.R.3.12 : Wear socks all the time to avoid rheumatism.
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1.R.3.13 : Willow tea helps joint pain. (Blackfoot tribe)
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1.R.3.14 : Rabbit brush tea for rheumatism
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1.R.3.15 : Bar of soap in nylon stocking in bed prevents rheumatism
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1.R.3.16 : Hot lemon juice relieves rheumatism.
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1.R.3.17 : Vinegar and pepper relieves rheumatism.
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1.R.3.18 : Put a magnet under mattress to relieve rheumatism
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1.R.3.19 : Carry a buckeye nut to cure rheumatism.
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1.R.3.20 : Southern slave owners used to sleep with their feet on a young house slave to pass the rheumatism to the young slave
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1.R.3.21 : Fluid extract of milkweed
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1.R.3.22 : Drink cream of tarter for rheumatism
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1.R.3.23 : Turpentine and camphor for the pain of rheumatism
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1.R.4: Rickets
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1.R.5: Ringworm
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1.R.5.1 : Rub castor oil on skin to relieve ringworm.
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1.R.5.2 : Ringworm is caused by worms under skin.
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1.R.5.3 : Paste of golden seal and myrrh aids ringworm.
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1.R.5.4 : Rubbing dew from an ax blade relieves ringworm
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1.R.5.5 : Iodine or bleach for ringworm
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1.R.5.6 : Half a green walnut bound on a ringworm infection cures it
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1.S.1: Scar(s)
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1.S.1.1 : If you rub vitamin E oil on cuts and scrapes, they will heal without scarring
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1.S.2: Scarlet Fever
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1.S.3: Scurvy
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1.S.3.1 : Ingesting willow bark prevents scurvy.
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1.S.4: Skin Disorders: Rough, Scaly
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1.S.4.1 : Urine soaked rag wrapped around affected area will relieve cracked skin
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1.S.4.2 : Apple cider vinegar cures fungal disease.
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1.S.4.3 : Rub back of the ear, then rub lips to cure cracked, dry lips
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1.S.4.4 : Rub sore, rough hands with cream from the top of the milk
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1.S.4.5 : Drink water from boiled dock to cure impetigo
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1.S.4.6 : Rub chapped lips with the while of chicken manure
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1.S.4.7 : Drink water and molasses so skin won't turn yellow and scaley when older
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1.S.5: Slivers or Splinters
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1.S.5.1 : Use paste of sugar, soap, and water on festered finger and wrap with gauze
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1.S.5.2 : Use egg membrane to aid removal of splinters.
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1.S.5.3 : Put a mixture of lard and turpentine on a sliver
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1.S.5.4 : Pine gum and Vaseline poultice draws out slivers
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1.S.5.5 : Bread and milk poultice for drawing out slivers
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1.S.5.6 : Bandage slice of meat over sliver to draw out slivers
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1.S.5.7 : Place hot bottle over sliver to draw out slivers
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1.S.5.8 : Rub gold ring over sliver to draw out slivers
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1.S.5.9 : If you scratch your head you'll get splinters in your nails
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1.S.6: Small Pox
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1.S.7: Sneezing
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1.S.7.1 : Small strip of brown paper bag put between teeth and upper lip will avert a sneeze
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1.S.7.2 : Finger pressure on upper lip under nose will avert a sneeze
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1.S.7.3 : Say "grapefruit" to avert a sneeze.
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1.S.7.4 : If you happen to sneeze, someone is talking about you
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1.S.7.5 : Say "God bless you" after a sneeze.
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1.S.7.6 : Look at the sun to be relieved of sneeze.
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1.S.8: Snoring
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1.S.9: Sore(s)
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1.S.9.1 : Tea from souramper plant root aids mouth sores
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1.S.9.2 : Relieve sore gums by rubbing them with paregoric
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1.S.9.3 : Chaparral aids sores
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1.S.9.4 : Flour and cream poultice overnight relieves pain of sore toes
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1.S.9.5 : Sticky gum salve for any kind of sore.
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1.S.9.6 : Black sap of a tree for soreness. Also, dry mustard paste
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1.S.9.7 : Red hot poker to the top of the skull will relieve any soreness in the body. (Lebanese)
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1.S.9.8 : Hot ashes on the knees will relieve soreness in legs. (Lebanese)
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1.S.9.9 : Sores do not heal during the dog days of August
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1.S.9.10 : Lying causes sores on the tongue.
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1.S.9.11 : Turpentine recipes to heal sores.
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1.S.9.12 : Alum and boric acid help heal sores.
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1.S.9.13 : Rub on kerosene to cure sores
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1.S.9.14 : Urine heals sores
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1.S.9.15 : Apple brown paper soaked in vinegar cures sores
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1.S.9.16 : Sulfur and molasses cure many skin sores.
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1.S.9.17 : "Live Forever" for an open sore
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1.S.9.18 : Bark from a white oak tree to toughen skin or heal a sore
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1.S.9.19 : Soak in mustard water for tired, sore feet
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1.S.10: Sore Throat
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1.S.10.1 : Drink boiled grapefruit juice for treatment of sore throat
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1.S.10.2 : Use honey and lemon for sore throat.
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1.S.10.3 : Sip lemon juice and whiskey to treat sore throat
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1.S.10.4 : Drink hot liquids to treat sore throat.
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1.S.10.5 : Use lemon for sore throat
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1.S.10.6 : Eat turpentine and sugar to ease sore throat.
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1.S.10.7 : Use turpentine to ease sore throat.
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1.S.10.8 : Various gargles to ease sore throat.
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1.S.10.9 : Wrap dirty sock around neck to ease sore throat
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1.S.10.10 : Sip wine for a sore throat
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1.S.10.11 : Eat honey for sore throat
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1.S.10.12 : Wear alcohol rag, a bacon and pepper rag, and paint throat with iodine for sore throat
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1.S.10.13 : Take honey and vinegar for a sore throat.
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1.S.10.14 : Drink black currant juice and boiling water for sore throat
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1.S.10.15 : Wrap raw bacon and pepper around neck to ease sore throat
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1.S.10.16 : Wrap sock filled with garlic around neck.
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1.S.10.17 : Wrap ice cold wet cloth around neck.
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1.S.10.18 : Drink cayenne pepper mixed with water.
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1.S.10.19 : Eat mixture of butter and sugar
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1.S.10.20 : Wool cloth dipped in goose grease and turpentine wrapped around neck
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1.S.10.21 : Drink whiskey and honey mixture
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1.S.10.22 : Drink cayenne pepper mixed with vinegar.
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1.S.10.23 : Wrap hot vinegar rag round neck
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1.S.10.24 : Eat yogurt
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1.S.10.25 : Drink lemon or almond flavored orange juice.
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1.S.10.26 : Use mustard plaster to relieve sore throat.
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1.S.10.27 : Wrap throat with rag soaked in lard and coal oil
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1.S.10.28 : Wear vinegar soaked rag around throat
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1.S.10.29 : Drink a mixture of milk and molasses for a sore throat
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1.S.10.30 : Swallow Vicks Vapor Rub
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1.S.10.31 : Rub chest and soles of feet with Vicks.
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1.S.10.32 : Wrap alcohol soaked sock around throat overnight
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1.S.10.33 : Chew on licorice root to relieve sore throat.
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1.S.10.34 : Gargle salt water for sore throat.
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1.S.10.35 : Drink molasses and lemon juice in hot water to ease a sore throat
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1.S.10.36 : Healing occurs by analyzing "aura" from a photograph
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1.S.10.37 : Cooked onions in burlap bag on chest overnight cures sore throat
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1.S.10.38 : Tape magnets to throat to cure sore throat.
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1.S.10.39 : Lemon juice, honey, and rum for sore throat.
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1.S.10.40 : Drink ginger tea
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1.S.10.41 : Wrap onion, baking soda, and lard around neck
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1.S.10.42 : Put bag of heated salt on neck
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1.S.10.43 : Drink onion tea
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1.S.10.44 : Use raw bacon poultice for sore throat.
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1.S.10.45 : Wrap wool sock that was rubbed with liniment around neck
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1.S.10.46 : Soak bacon slices in turpentine for sore throat
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1.S.10.47 : Soak feather in turpentine and coat sore throat
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1.S.10.48 : Recipe for Honey taffy that cures sore throats
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1.S.10.49 : Drink heated milk and honey mixture.
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1.S.10.50 : Drink mixture of either black hot tea or hot rum mixed with honey
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1.S.10.51 : Drink hot milk with butter melted into it.
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1.S.10.52 : Take mixture of 1 tsp honey and 1 tbsp vinegar
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1.S.10.53 : Various things to drink for hoarseness
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1.S.10.54 : Roast big potato, cut in half, put each half on each side of throat
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1.S.10.55 : Mix rubbing alcohol with warm water and soak wash rag in it; put around infected's neck
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1.S.10.56 : Drink hot herbal tea
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1.S.10.57 : Use rusty bacon rubbed in a wool sack and wrap around the neck
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1.S.10.58 : Baking soda to prevent sore throat
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1.S.10.59 : Rub Vicks all over the throat then wrap a towel around neck
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1.S.10.60 : Honey Candy to get rid of sore throat. (Recipe included)
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1.S.11: Sprains
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1.S.11.1 : Elevate and alternate ice compresses with heat to relieve sprains
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1.S.11.2 : Soak sprain in vinegar water
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1.S.11.3 : Use a bread and milk poultice to relieve sprains
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1.S.11.4 : Use mustard plaster to relieve sprains.
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1.S.11.5 : Use marshmallow leaves to relieve sprains.
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1.S.11.6 : Use onion poultice 4-5 days to relieve sprains
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1.S.11.7 : Wear a wrist strap to cure a sprained wrist.
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1.S.12: Stiffness
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1.S.12.1: Use a mustard plaster to relieve stiffness.
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1.S.12.2: Use Sloan's liniment to relieve stiffness.
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1.S.12.3: Burdock leaves for a stiff joint.
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1.S.13: Stomach Ailments
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1.S.13.1 : Do not shower after eating to avoid stomach cramps
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1.S.13.2 : Baking soda and warm water aids stomach ache.
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1.S.13.3 : Coca-cola or coke syrup eases upset stomach.
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1.S.13.4 : Use tea, 7-up, or Sprite to ease upset stomach
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1.S.13.5 : Drink hot mint water to ease upset stomach.
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1.S.13.6 : Chickweed tea aids upset stomach.
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1.S.13.7 : Juniper berry or white oak bark tea.
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1.S.13.8 : Drink hot water to aid upset stomach.
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1.S.13.9 : Catnip tea aids upset stomach
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1.S.13.10 : Green tea aids upset stomach
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1.S.13.11 : Yarrow relieves upset stomach
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1.S.13.12 : Red clover tea aids upset stomach.
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1.S.13.13 : Hot water with milk aids upset stomach.
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1.S.13.14 : Lemon and water aids upset stomach.
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1.S.13.15 : Chamomile tea aids upset stomach.
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1.S.13.16 : Hops tea settles the stomach
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1.S.13.17 : Drink salt mixed in warm water as an emetic to relieve stomach ache
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1.S.13.18 : Eat soft boiled eggs to ease stomach ache.
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1.S.13.19 : Sage tea aids upset stomach
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1.S.13.20 : Maltine for upset stomach
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1.S.13.21 : Cranberry juice settles upset stomach.
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1.S.13.22 : Corn syrup in water soothes stomach ache in babies
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1.S.13.23 : Milk toast for upset stomach
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1.S.13.24 : Drink flour and nutmeg in water for upset stomach
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1.S.13.25 : Hieba Buena tea with honey soothes stomach ache if prepared while singing a lullaby. (Mexican)
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1.S.13.26 : Salt and Karo syrup in orange juice for upset stomach
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1.S.13.27 : Black pepper in cream cures upset stomach.
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1.S.13.28 : Shot of whiskey with pepper
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1.S.13.29 : Almonds help cure acidic stomachs.
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1.S.13.30 : Ginger tea relieves stomach cramps.
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1.S.13.31 : Crowfoot help relieve stomach problems.
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1.S.13.32 : Wormwood tea helps relieve stomach problems.
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1.S.13.33 : Suck on hard tack candy or eat jello to relieve upset stomach
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1.S.13.34 : Drink peppermint tea
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1.S.13.35 : Drink rhubarb concoction
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1.S.13.36 : Charcoal for upset stomach
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1.S.13.37 : Peach leaves used as laxative
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1.S.13.38 : Lard ointment
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1.S.13.39 : Wild sagebrush which has been steeped
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1.S.13.40 : Flour and water mixture
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1.S.13.41 : Go on a fruit diet
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1.S.13.42 : Place horse manure and water in bag, strain the liquid from the mixture then drink it to cure you of stomach ache
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1.S.13.43 : Sassafras tea for stomach ache
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1.S.14: Stroke
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1.S.15: Stuttering, Stammering
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1.S.15.1 : Tickling a baby causes stuttering.
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1.S.15.2 : Drink urine of a young mare for 30 days to quiet stammering
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1.S.15.3 : A person will not stutter if s/he keeps 2 or 3 pea seeds in her/his mouth
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1.S.15.4 : Smack person with stutter in the face with a fresh cow's liver
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1.S.16: Sunburn
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1.S.16.1 : Bathe in pickle juice to relieve sunburn.
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1.S.16.2 : Use vinegar on skin to relieve sunburn.
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1.S.16.3 : Use Vitamin E oil on skin to relieve sunburn.
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1.S.16.4 : Cactus relieves sunburn
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1.S.16.5 : Apply tea to sunburn for relief
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1.S.16.6 : Use whipped egg whites on sunburn.
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1.S.16.7 : Use canned milk on sunburn
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1.S.16.8 : Use medicated Noxzema on sunburn.
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1.S.16.9 : Baking soda bath relieves sunburn.
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1.S.16.10 : Use aloe vera on sunburn
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1.S.16.11 : Use sour cream for sunburn
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1.S.16.12 : Cut tomato in half and rub over sunburn.
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1.S.16.13 : Cream used as salve for sunburn.
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1.S.16.14 : Sage and tea are a good relief for sunburn.
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1.S.17: Swelling
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1.S.17.1 : To reduce swelling, rub affected area with a sterling silver spoon
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1.S.17.2 : Witch Hazel for swelling
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1.T.1: Teeth, Teething, Sore Gums, Toothache
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1.T.1.1 : Nutmeg tied around a baby's neck alleviates fever and pain of teething
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1.T.1.2 : Chew blue flag root to cure toothache.
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1.T.1.3 : Use soot from burned paper to relieve toothache
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1.T.1.4 : Use lemon extract on gums to relieve toothache
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1.T.1.5 : Gargle salt for toothache
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1.T.1.6 : Soak tobacco in vinegar and put on face to relieve toothache
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1.T.1.7 : Eat apple at the end of meal, because apple acts like toothbrush
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1.T.1.8 : Boil egg, write baby's name on egg, then hide egg to help relieve teething pains
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1.T.1.9 : Hide egg in jar to help children's teeth come in straight
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1.T.1.10: Use paregoric to help sore gums.
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1.T.1.11: Raw carrot sticks will cause baby's gums to be tough
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1.T.1.12: White pulp from the wild Iris will relieve toothache
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1.T.1.13: Ground egg shell helps baby to cut teeth.
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1.T.1.14: Chew tobacco to relieve toothache.
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1.T.1.15: Pine gum is the only gum good for your teeth
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1.T.1.16: To cure toothache, fill mouth with water and sit on stove till it boils
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1.T.1.17: Treat with oil of clove for toothache
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1.T.2: Thrush
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1.T.3: Tonsillitis
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1.T.3.1 : Use gun powder to treat sore tonsils.
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1.T.3.2 : Paint tonsils with iodine to treat sore tonsils
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1.T.3.3 : Swab tonsils with chicken feather dipped in coal oil
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1.T.3.4 : If a girl has her tonsils out she will talk like a man
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1.T.4: Tuberculosis
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1.T.5: Typhoid fever
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1.T.5.1 : Bathe in ice cold water
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1.T.5.2 : Bathe in salt water then rub body in olive oil
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1.T.5.3 : Wild sage tea, do not steep sage, let stand in cold water
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1.U.1: Ulcers
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1.U.1.1 : Chaparral cures ulcers
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1.U.1.2 : Use comfrey tea to cure ulcers
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1.U.2: Urinary Problems
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1.U.2.1 : Steam from parsley water aids urinary infections
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1.U.2.2 : Eating parsley helps bladder infection.
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1.U.2.3 : Flaxseed and malva plant root tea aids bladder trouble
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1.U.2.4 : Use mullein tea for urinary problems.
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1.V.1: Vomiting
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1.V.1.1 : Chaparral or creosote used as an emetic.
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1.V.1.2 : Use sticky pine gum to induce vomiting.
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1.V.1.3 : Rhubarb root and peppermint leaf good for vomiting and diarrhea
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1.V.1.4 : Mustard in water as an emetic
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1.V.1.5 : Soap as an emetic
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1.V.1.6 : Use leaves and stems of cre0sote or chaparrall as an emetic.(Paiute)
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1.V.1.7 : Drink glass of warm salt water to induce vomiting and eat burnt toast to keep it down
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1.V.1.8 : Roast Indian corn in iron pan free from grease
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1.V.1.9 : Spearmint tea to stop vomiting
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1.V.1.10 : Oil of cloves
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1.V.1.11 : Laudanum, peppermint, water mixture used to stop vomiting
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1.V.1.12 : Vomiting stopped by drinking water from which you boiled a chicken in
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1.W.1: Warts
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1.W.1.1 : To remove wart rub potato on wart, in some cases bury the potato too
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1.W.1.2 : Use milkweed juice to be rid of warts.
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1.W.1.3 : Use hydrochloric acid or an old bone rubbed on wart to remove it
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1.W.1.4 : Put blood from wart on corn; let chicken eat the corn
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1.W.1.5 : Let a wart charmer charm the wart away.
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1.W.1.6 : By full moon, dig up ashes from a burned paper on which was drawn a replica of the hand containing the warts.
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1.W.1.7 : Rub mineral water on wart to remove it.
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1.W.1.8 : Place a dampened aspirin on wart and cover it with a band-aid to remove a wart
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1.W.1.9 : Work a needle and thread through the wart then burn the thread and the wart will be gone
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1.W.1.10 : Rub cod liver oil on warts to make them go away
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1.W.1.11 : By the full moon, pass butter knife over wart three times, then bury knife by the first oak tree east of your home.
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1.W.1.12 : Toads and frogs cause warts
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1.W.1.13 : Hypnosis can rid one of warts
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1.W.1.14 : Rub castor oil on warts to make them go away.
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1.W.1.15 : Cut notches in elderberry branch for the number of warts, pass branch over warts, then throw it away
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1.W.1.16 : Rub penny on wart to remove it
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1.W.1.17 : Use beans or bean plant to be rid of warts.
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1.W.1.18 : Rub red corn cob on warts and then bury it to be rid of warts
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1.W.1.19 : Rub straight pin on warts and then discard it to be rid of warts
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1.W.1.20 : Use a lizard, string, and bacon to be rid of warts
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1.W.1.21 : Let someone buy the warts to be rid of them.
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1.W.1.22 : Tie a string around a wart to make it go away
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1.W.1.23 : Use bacon to remove warts
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1.W.1.24 : Use horsehair to remove warts
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1.W.1.25 : Use silver nitrate to remove warts.
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1.W.1.26 : Rub a match on wart and then bury it to be rid of wart
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1.W.1.27 : Put battery acid on warts to be rid of them.
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1.W.1.28 : Rub chalk on warts daily to be rid of them.
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1.W.1.29 : Wipe dishrag (dirty, stolen, new) over warts and bury it to remove warts
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1.W.1.30 : Urinate on a wart to cure it
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1.W.1.31 : Keep wart covered with fingernail polish and it will go away
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1.W.1.32 : Spit on warts to make them go away.
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1.W.1.33 : Urinating in tub, shower or street causes warts
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1.W.1.34 : To remove warts cover them at night with beef that has been soaked in vinegar
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1.W.1.35 : Tie knots in thread and bury thread in manure to rid self of warts
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1.W.1.36 : At midnight on night of full moon, bury name of person with warts and piece of their clothing and say a chant to be rid of warts
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1.W.1.37 : Use aloe vera to be rid of warts.
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1.W.1.38 : Tie hair of virgin around warts to remove them
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1.W.1.39 : Bury a dead black cat to remove warts.
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1.W.1.40 : Rub cut end of peach tree branch on wart and then bury the branch
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1.W.1.41 : Use ink to get rid of warts
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1.W.1.42 : Pinch or pick wart to remove it
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1.W.1.43 : Cut wart and let a dog lick the wound to remove wart
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612
1.W.1.44 : Pass string over or around warts then bury or burn the string
.6 (items)
612
1.W.1.45 : Complicated "notch stick" charm removes warts
.1 (item)
612
1.W.1.46 : Special pins to stick in a wart are effective
.1 (item)
612
1.W.1.47 : Tie knots in rope or dishrag for number of warts, then bury the rope or dishrag
.3 (items)
612
1.W.1.48 : Dandelion "milk" to rid self of warts.
.3 (items)
612
1.W.1.49 : Rub dirty dish rag on wart, then throw it over left shoulder into the dirt
.1 (item)
612
1.W.1.50 : Wipe hands on rag, then throw it in the toilet
.1 (item)
612
1.W.1.51 : Cut off lock of hair, bury in clean blue cloth by a full moon
.1 (item)
612
1.W.1.52 : Sew burned match into lining of an old coat.
.1 (item)
612
1.W.1.53 : Burn warts off with a match
.2 (items)
612
1.W.1.54 : Cut warts off with an razor knife.
.1 (item)
612
1.W.1.55 : Bite off warts
.1 (item)
612
1.W.1.56 : Draw outline of hand on paper indicating where warts are. Burn or bury the paper
.3 (items)
612
1.W.1.57 : Woman whacks off sister's warts with a butcher knife when she reached across table
.1 (item)
612
1.W.1.58 : Father of seven sons, or a seventh son can touch a wart and make it go away
.1 (item)
612
1.W.1.59 : Count warts to make them go away.
.3 (items)
613
1.W.1.60 : Presenting a report in science class on warts worked after all else had failed
.1 (item)
613
1.W.1.61 : To get rid of plantar's warts, soak a piece of lemon skin in vinegar, apply and bandage
.1 (item)
613
1.W.1.62 : Use stolen tobacco to treat warts.
.1 (item)
613
1.W.1.63 : Rub potato on wart, then set it in windowsill to dry
.1 (item)
613
1.W.1.64 : Apply hot mashed potatoes on wart at first sign, and run out and back to chicken coop
.1 (item)
613
1.W.1.65 : Burn a penny on north side of house when sun is straight up
.1 (item)
613
1.W.1.66 : Count warts, put same number of pebbles in Bull Durham bag, close eyes, whirl around and let it fly in a field.
.1 (item)
613
1.W.1.67 : Us a dirty sock to wipe warts, then bury under a tree
.1 (item)
613
1.W.1.68 : Use blood of freshly-slaughtered cow on warts
.2 (items)
613
1.W.1.69 : Vinegar-soaked rag effective to cure warts.
.1 (item)
613
1.W.1.70 : Boy's Life toothpick cure
.1 (item)
613
1.W.1.71 : Apply "spunk water" from rotted tree trunk to get rid of warts
.3 (items)
613
1.W.1.72 : Touch small stones to warts, put in a bag in pathway for someone to pick up
.1 (item)
613
1.W.1.73 : Use vitamin E capsules to cure warts.
.1 (item)
613
1.W.1.74 : Wish or hate warts away
.4 (items)
613
1.W.1.75 : Rub warts with chicken gizzard
.1 (item)
613
1.W.1.76 : Collect charcoal on glass, run onto warts.
.1 (item)
613
1.W.1.77 : Must kill frog or toad to cure warts.
.2 (items)
613
1.W.1.78 : Rub wart with meat and in some cases bury the meat too
.3 (items)
613
1.W.1.79 : Rub wart with pork rind then bury pork rind.
.1 (item)
613
1.W.1.80 : Charm away warts with gold wedding ring.
.1 (item)
613
1.W.1.81 : Put hand in paper bag
.1 (item)
613
1.W.1.82 : Put masking tape on wart
.2 (items)
613
1.W.1.83 : Cut onion in half, rub warts, then bury onion
.1 (item)
613
1.W.1.84 : Raw sour kraut will cure warts
.1 (item)
613
1.W.1.85 : Indian ointment will cure warts
.1 (item)
613
1.W.1.86 : If one touches someone else's warts, person will get warts
.1 (item)
613
1.W.1.87 : Must dig out wart seeds with needle.
.1 (item)
613
1.W.1.88 : Spitting on a person causes warts.
.1 (item)
613
1.W.1.89 : Mud packs will get rid of warts
.1 (item)
613
1.W.1.90 : Walk barefoot through fresh cow manure.
.1 (item)
613
1.W.1.91 : Tie a knot for each wart in a piece of string, then put the string under the eaves of the house, once it rots the warts will disappear
.1 (item)
613
1.W.1.92 : Cut as many notches in a stick as you have warts, then bury the stick
.1 (item)
613
1.W.1.93 : Warts can be moved from one person to another, but never removed again after the transfer
.1 (item)
613
1.W.1.94 : Warts can be removed by charmer but cannot be charged for
.1 (item)
613
1.W.1.95 : Warts can be cured if certain eye contact (or no eye contact) is made.
.2 (items)
613
1.W.1.96 : Wart can be removed is a clove of garlic is directly applied to it
.2 (items)
614
1.W.1.0 : Miscellaneous wart cures
.16 (items)
615
1.W.2: Whooping Cough
BoxFolder
615
1.W.2.1 : Thin leather strap around a child's neck prevents severe case of whooping cough
.1 (item)
615
1.W.2.2 : Gargle with coal oil to cure whooping cough.
.1 (item)
615
1.W.2.3 : Kill cat and put skin on chest to cure whooping cough
.1 (item)
615
1.W.2.4 : Use goose grease and molasses to cure whooping cough
.1 (item)
615
1.W.2.5 : Mare's milk cures whooping cough.
.1 (item)
616
1.W.3: Worms
BoxFolder
616
1.W.3.1 : Kill pin worms by drinking brandy.
.1 (item)
616
1.W.3.2 : Feed children a mixture of hair and sugar to rid them of worms
.2 (items)
616
1.W.3.3 : Ingesting a mixture of sugar and turpentine kills the worms
.4 (items)
616
1.W.3.4 : Turpentine on pillow at night and eating raw carrots cures pin worms
.1 (item)
616
1.W.3.5 : Powdered egg shells mixed with honey and ingested rids one of pin worms
.2 (items)
616
1.W.3.6 : Garlic is good to rid one of worms.
.1 (item)
616
1.W.3.7 : Fast for two days then inhale the vapors from hot milk to draw out tapeworms
.1 (item)
616
1.W.3.8 : Eat honey and hair to cure tape worm.
.1 (item)
616
1.W.3.9 : Drink tea stewed from sage brush.
.2 (items)
616
1.W.3.10 : You will get worms from cookie dough.
.1 (item)
616
1.W.3.11 : To get rid of tapeworms hold a glass of milk in front of your mouth.
.1 (item)
616
1.W.3.12 : Take worm tablets to be cured of worms.
.1 (item)
617
1.W.4: Wounds
BoxFolder
617
1.W.4.1 : Pine gum will heal even grievous wounds.
.1 (item)
617
1.W.4.2 : Use feathers of a night heron to close a cut.
.1 (item)
617
1.W.4.3 : Raw bacon used to draw out infection from a wound
.1 (item)
617
1.W.4.4 : Rub warm olive oil on puncture wound.
.1 (item)
617
1.W.4.5 : Fat and a copper penny applied to bottom of foot for puncture wound
.1 (item)
617
1.W.4.6 : Spider web will stop a bleeding wound.
.2 (items)
617
1.W.4.7 : Let a dog lick wounds to heal them faster.
.1 (item)
617
1.W.4.8 : Use salt pork or hot bread and milk poultice to heal wounds
.1 (item)
617
1.W.4.9 : Use ashes to heal wounds
.1 (item)
617
1.W.4.10 : Use bacon grease for wounds
.1 (item)
617
1.W.4.11 : Tobacco and cobwebs for wounds
.1 (item)
617
1.W.4.12 : Use bread and milk for festered wounds
.1 (item)
617
1.W.4.13 : Use fat for wounds or splinters
.1 (item)
617
1.W.4.14 : Smear fresh pitch pine and melted sheep tallow on wound then cover with bandage.
.1 (item)
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1.0: Miscellaneous
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618
1.0.1 : Use lobelia as an antiseptic
.1 (item)
618
1.0.2 : Use rice water for "summer complaint."
.1 (item)
618
1.0.3 : Drawing out salves
.5 (items)
618
1.0.4 : Remedy for sore and inflamed areas on skin.
.1 (item)
618
1.0.5 : Use bread and butter or bread and milk as a poultice
.1 (item)
618
1.0.6 : Use lemon for sinus problems
.1 (item)
618
1.0.7 : Dilated anus exposed to running water acts as an enema
.1 (item)
618
1.0.8 : Directions for mustard plaster
.5 (items)
618
1.0.9 : Burn sulfur to drive ailments away.
.1 (item)
618
1.0.10 : Vinegar and honey in water as a general cure-all
.1 (item)
618
1.0.11 : Brandy or whiskey for aiding various complaints
.2 (items)
618
1.0.12 : Use comfrey in a variety of ways for a variety of purposes
.1 (item)
618
1.0.13 : Use yellow dock, dandelion, burdock, lobelia to relax any contraction
.1 (item)
618
1.0.14 : Monkshood or aconite have a variety of remedial uses
.1 (item)
618
1.0.15 : Udder salve is a general cure-all.
.1 (item)
618
1.0.16 : Cali herb tea and warm bath as a general cure-all
.1 (item)
618
1.0.17 : Sage tea can be used as a cure-all.
.4 (items)
618
1.0.18: Asafetida used as remedy or disease repellant
15 (items)
618
1.0.19 : Chaparral used in bath as cure-all.
.1 (item)
618
1.0.20 : Bags of herbs should be worn around neck to ward off disease and evil spirits causing disease
.1 (item)
618.1
1.0.21 : For any sickness, take a laxative.
.1 (item)
618.1
1.0.22 : Purposeful bleeding of a person believed to aid any illness
.1 (item)
618.1
1.0.23 : Mullein may cure various health problems.
.1 (item)
618.1
1.0.24 : Golden seal is a cure-all
.1 (item)
618.1
1.0.25 : Various tea as a cure-all in old age.
.4 (items)
618.1
1.0.26 : "Quartering" rubs ointment into raw skin for faster absorption. (Cambodian)
.1 (item)
618.1
1.0.27 : Water from Nile river as a cure-all.
.1 (item)
618.1
1.0.28 : Molasses and sulfur in the Spring to clean out the system
.1 (item)
618.1
1.0.29 : Yarrow as a general tonic
.1 (item)
618.1
1.0.30 : Spoonful of honey helps a person to fall asleep
.1 (item)
618.1
1.0.31 : Camphor, turpentine, and vinegar solution as a general application
.1 (item)
618.1
1.0.32 : Warm water, sugar, and moonshine used for medicinal purposes and as a sleeping aid
.1 (item)
618.1
1.0.33 : Deer liver will cure almost anything.
.1 (item)
618.1
1.0.34 : People that sleep with their windows open are healthier and live longer
.1 (item)
618.1
1.0.35 : Eat rhubarb, dandelion greens, or pig weed for better health
.2 (items)
618.1
1.0.36 : Drink alfalfa juice for good health.
.1 (item)
618.1
1.0.37 : Eat an ice cream cone everyday to avoid illness
.1 (item)
618.1
1.0.38 : Put suet (pig fat) around neck to keep sickness away
.1 (item)
618.1
1.0.39 : Eat a slice of bread to take care of fish bone
.1 (item)
618.1
1.0.40 : Touching door knobs spread mono
.1 (item)
618.1
1.0.41 : Use burnt flour for baby powder
.1 (item)
618.1
1.0.42 : Sniff hot salt water into nose to clear up sinus infection
.1 (item)
618.1
1.0.43 : Boil onions to clear home of germs.
.1 (item)
618.1
1.0.44 : Drink lots of water to avoid sickness.
.1 (item)
618.1
1.0.45 : Drinking water during meals is considered unhealthy
.1 (item)
618.1
1.0.46 : A person will become ill if s/he eats rhubarb and milk at the same meal
.1 (item)
618.1
1.0.47 : Consecrated olive oil will heal any illness.
.1 (item)
618.1
1.0.48 : Epsom salt will cure all diseases.
.1 (item)
618.1
1.0.49 : Corn, cucumbers, and cabbage fed to children will cause sickness like spinal meningitis
.1 (item)
618.1
1.0.50 : Cherries or cherry juice will cure all diseases
.3 (items)
618.1
1.0.51 : An onion poultice will cure all diseases.
.1 (item)
618.1
1.0.52 : For ley, wash out mouth with vinegar or lemon then drink milk
.1 (item)
618.1
1.0.53 : Scaring someone will cause Parkinson's disease
.1 (item)
618.1
1.0.54 : Eating yogurt is a universal cure-all.
.1 (item)
618.1
1.0.55 : Recipe for "Witch's Brew"-different variations for different ailments
.1 (item)
618.2
1.0.56 : To cure hickeys, rub with penny
.1 (item)
618.2
1.0.57 : To cure chapped hands or feet use either mutton tallow or milk
.4 (items)
618.2
1.0.58 : To cure fallen arches, wear tight leather band around wrist
.1 (item)
618.2
1.0.59 : To prevent charlie horses, tie twine strings around the calves of your legs
.1 (item)
618.2
1.0.60 : Drink Blue Nun to sleep well
.1 (item)
618.2
1.0.61 : Drink 6-8 oz straight lemon juice after fasting 24 hours to kill parasites
.1 (item)
618.2
1.0.62 : If a dog or cat comes into the room of a sick person, the person will not recover
.1 (item)
618.2
1.0.63 : You can get VD (STD) if you sit on public restroom toilet
.1 (item)
618.2
1.0.64 : How to cure a cowboy from smoking
.1 (item)
618.2
1.0.65 : Smoking is good because it makes you cough out all the foreign matter in your lungs
.1 (item)
618.2
1.0.66 : Put red pepper on thumbs to stop thumb sucking
.1 (item)
618.2
1.0.67 : Cayenne pepper on the tongue will cure a child from swearing
.1 (item)
618.2
1.0.68 : Hickeys can be rid of by rubbing a cold spoon over it
.1 (item)
618.2
1.0.69 : Ginger helps relieve motion sickness
.1 (item)
618.2
1.0.70 : Remedy for streptococcus infection
.1 (item)
618.2
1.0.71 : Ipecac and Dovers Powders used for gastro intestinal complaints
.1 (item)
618.2
1.0.72 : Drink the tea made by bailing an old boat for Lumbago
.1 (item)
618.2
1.0.73 : Use turpentine for chappiness
.1 (item)
618.2
1.0.74 : Use egg shell membrane for chapped lips
.1 (item)
618.2
1.0.75 : When baby has cramps, give fennel tea
.1 (item)
618.2
1.0.76 : Put wound in kerosene
.1 (item)
618.2
1.0.77 : Use salt water on cuts and injuries
.1 (item)
618.2
1.0.78 : Give Possett to sick person (recipe included)
.1 (item)
618.2
1.0.79 : Olive oil, camphor, turpentine, and castor oil as medicine
.1 (item)
618.3
1.0.80 : Taking "Happy Hour" with the sick person
.1 (item)
618.3
1.0.81 : Cod liver for maintenance of vitamin level.
.1 (item)
618.3
1.0.82 : Pine gum salve is a cure-all.
.1 (item)
618.3
1.0.83 : Flax seed is a cure-all.
.1 (item)
618.3
1.0.84 : Take two chickens and lay their insides on the sick persons chest and stomach and it will make her better.
.1 (item)
618.3
1.0.85 : Herbs used as cure-all.
.1 (item)
618.3
1.0.86 : Fumigate house with coal and sulfur to get rid of germs
.1 (item)
618.3
1.0.87 : Put bar of soap under bed when you fall asleep keeps leg cramps away during the night
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Container(s)Description
BoxFolder
71
2.1: Age
BoxFolder
71
2.1.1 : Never eat at the nursing home to prevent aging
.1 (item)
72
2.2: Ankles
73
2.3: Arms
74
2.4: Breasts
BoxFolder
74
2.4.1 : Sleeping on stomach causes chest to go flat.
.1 (item)
74
2.4.2 : Running up and down stairs without a bra causes breasts to get bigger
.1 (item)
74
2.4.3 : If you wear a bra to bed, it will help your boobs to grow bigger
.1 (item)
74
2.4.4 : Eating a lot of carrots will help your boobs grow bigger
.1 (item)
75
2.5: Buttocks
76
2.6: Cheeks
BoxFolder
76
2.6.1 : Eating crust of burnt toast gives you rosy cheeks
.1 (item)
76
2.6.2 : If you have freckles you should wash your face with dew on the first of May
.1 (item)
77
2.7: Chest
78
2.8: Chin
79
2.9: Ears
BoxFolder
79
2.9.1 : Large ears are a sign of good fortune.
.1 (item)
79
2.9.2 : Large ears means someone will live to an old age
.1 (item)
710
2.10: Eyes
711
2.11: Eyebrows
712
2.12: Face
BoxFolder
712
2.12.1 : A large face is a sign of good fortune.
.1 (item)
712
2.12.2 : Freckles are caused by angel kisses.
.2 (items)
712
2.12.3 : Dimples caused by god pinching cheeks or poking the chin
.1 (item)
712
2.12.4 : Going from warm place to cold without covering mouth may cause mouth to move to the side of face
.1 (item)
712
2.12.5 : Dimple in cheek, you are gentle and meek; Dimple in chin, you have the devil within
.1 (item)
713
2.13: Feet
BoxFolder
713
2.13.1 : Narrow feet and ankles, you come from aristocracy. Wide feet and ankles, peasant ancestry
.1 (item)
714
2.14: Fingers, Fingernails
BoxFolder
714
2.14.1 : Cutting nails on various days of the week will have different results
.1 (item)
714
2.14.2 : Biting nails stunts finger growth
.1 (item)
715
2.15: Gender
BoxFolder
715
2.15.1 : If you can kiss your elbow, you will change gender
.2 (items)
716
2.16: Hair
BoxFolder
716
2.16.1 : Child born with two cowlicks will eat bread in two lands
.1 (item)
716
2.16.2 : If person cuts hair during rain, it will not grow again
.1 (item)
716
2.16.3 : To keep hair from graying, rinse in quaking aspen tea
.1 (item)
716
2.16.4 : Bald on the back, you're a thinker. Bald on the front, you're a lover, if you're bald in both places, you think you're a lover
.1 (item)
716
2.16.5 : A tragedy can turn hair grey or make it fall out just over night.
.1 (item)
716
2.16.6 : For long glossy hair shampoo with grandma's lye soap
.1 (item)
716
2.16.7 : Raw egg whites applied to your hair will make it curly, and will also help strengthen it
.1 (item)
717
2.17: Hands
BoxFolder
717
2.17.1 : If you slap an elder, your hand will fall off
.1 (item)
717
2.17.2 : Using left hand will cause IQ to lower.
.1 (item)
717
2.17.3 : Sucking thumb will cause thumb to fall off.
.2 (items)
717
2.17.4 : Masturbation causes hair to grow on palm of hand
.1 (item)
717
2.17.5 : A lump in the back of your hand/wrist can only be rid of by slamming a Bible on it
.1 (item)
718
2.18: Head
719
2.19: Height
BoxFolder
719
2.19.1 : How tall a child will become as an adult can be determined by multiplying his/her present height by two
.2 (items)
719
2.19.2 : Putting a corn basket on your head will stunt your growth
.2 (items)
719
2.19.3 : Walking on top of a kid while they are laying down stunts their growth unless you walk back over them
.1 (item)
720
2.20: Knees
721
2.21: Knuckles
722
2.22: Legs
BoxFolder
722
2.22.1 : Severed leg is buried to ensure whole-body resurrection
.1 (item)
722
2.22.2 : Masturbation makes one leg shorter than the other
.1 (item)
722
2.22.3 : Crossing legs causes varicose veins.
.1 (item)
723
2.23: Mouth
BoxFolder
723
2.23.1 : Drinking something hot, then going out into cold air may make mouth become crooked
.1 (item)
724
2.24: Neck
725
2.25: Nose
BoxFolder
725
2.25.1 : A large, well-shaped nose means a man is noble, generous and friendly
.1 (item)
725
2.25.2 : If you have a split on the bone of your nose, you don't have any Negro blood in you
.1 (item)
726
2.26: Physique
727
2.27: Shoulders
728
2.28: Skin
729
2.29: Stomach
BoxFolder
729
2.29.1 : Belly button is caused by being shot by an Indian as a child
.1 (item)
729
2.29.2 : Place a silver dollar on navel to avoid a hernia
.1 (item)
729
2.29.3 : Belly buttons are caused by God putting his finger in the baby's stomach and saying "you're done."
.1 (item)
730
2.30: Teeth
BoxFolder
730
2.30.1 : Losing Teeth
BoxFolder
730
2.30.1.1 : If you lose a tooth and don't put your tongue in the hole, you'll get a gold tooth
.1 (item)
730
2.30.1.2 : If you wiggle a loose tooth with your tongue, new tooth will come in crooked
.1 (item)
730
2.30.1.3 : If top tooth falls out, throw it on the ground; if bottom tooth, throw it on the roof of the house to ensure new tooth grown right. (Vietnamese)
.1 (item)
730
2.30.1.4 : If you lose a tooth and put your tongue in the hole, a dog's tooth will grow there
.1 (item)
730
2.30.2 : Showing teeth in a photo makes one look like an animal
.1 (item)
731
2.31: Toes and Toenails
BoxFolder
731
2.31.1 : If second toe is longer than big toe, person has dominant personality
.1 (item)
731
2.31.2 : Walking barfoot causes toes to grow unevenly.
.1 (item)
732
2.32: Weight
BoxFolder
732
2.32.1 : To lose weight, bury a dirty dishrag in sand.
.1 (item)
732
2.32.2 : Skinny women are wicked; fat women are happy and kind. (Nigerian)
.1 (item)
732
2.32.3 : Birth control causes you to gain weight.
.1 (item)
732
2.32.4 : To lose weight fast drink lots of water.
.1 (item)
733
2.33: Wrists

3:  EMOTIONAL OR MENTAL AILMENTSReturn to Top

Container(s)Description
BoxFolder
734
3.1: Anxiety
735
3.2: Depression
736
3.3: Fear, Fright
BoxFolder
736
3.3.1 : Eating sugar cures fright
.2 (items)
736
3.3.2 : Watching a raw egg swirl in a glass of water cures a child of fright
.2 (items)
736
3.3.3 : Childhood fears
.21 (items)
736
3.3.4 : Fear of someone grabbing your feet or ankles from under the chair
.1 (item)
737
3.4: Forgetfulness
738
3.5: Grief
BoxFolder
738
3.5.1 : To ease grief crumble sagebrush into bathwater after bathing rub entire body with sage
.1 (item)
739
3.6: Homesickness
740
3.7: Lunacy
BoxFolder
740
3.7.1 : After having a baby, a woman should not wash her hair for forty days or she will go crazy
.1 (item)
740
3.7.2 : Sleep outside and moon shines on head, will go crazy
.1 (item)
740
3.7.3 : Young man may become insane if he masturbates
.1 (item)
741
3.8: Nervousness
BoxFolder
741
3.8.1 : Red clover tea aids nerves
.1 (item)
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3.8.2 : Chickweed tea aids nerves
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3.8.3 : Yarrow aids nerves
.1 (item)
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3.8.4 : Brigham Tea aids nerves
.1 (item)
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3.8.5 : Glycerine was given to people that had a nervous condition
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3.8.6 : Smell or inhale steam from boiled or steeped tea for nervousness
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3.8.7 : Use an herb nervine for nerves
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3.9: Intelligence
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3.9.1 : When a child is patted on head he should pat himself on the chin to avoid letting intelligence fall out
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3.0: Miscellaneous
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3.0.1: Use whiskey as a tranquilizer
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3.0.2: The Saturday before finals go out to a very fine restaurant to help relieve stress.
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4:  SIGNS AND PORTENTS OF SICKNESS OR AILMENTReturn to Top

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4.1 : Signs and Portents of Sickness or Ailments
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4.1.1 : Stepping on a crack or line, breaks someone's back or spine
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4.1.2 : Hearing an owl hoot at midnight signifies a serious illness in one's family or death
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4.1.3 : Playing with fire and you'll wet the bed.
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4.1.4 : Sitting too close to the TV can cause blindness
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4.1.5 : Picking nose and eating it causes worms in stomach
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4.1.6 : If you're touched on the chin and don't touch your nose, you're pregnant
.1 (item0
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4.1.7 : Kissing family good night protects them from sickness and fire
.1 (item)
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4.1.8 : Picking dandelions will cause person to wet the bed
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4.1.9 : If you hit a skunk and can't smell it, you will soon catch cold
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4.1.10 : When one pulls a hangnail, he will get measles
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4.1.11 : If the father of the house doesn't touch the children as they leave, they will fall ill
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4.1.12 : Going to sleep with wet hair and you will wake up blind
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4.1.13 : If the crown of your head gets wet in a rain storm then you will get very sick for a long time
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4.1.14 : If knife is dropped then a male patient will come in soon; if fork, a woman patient; if spoon, a child (hospital belief)
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4.1.15 : If spanked by a spatula then person will turn into a monkey
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5:  ANATOMICAL PHENOMENA AS SIGNS AND PORTENTSReturn to Top

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5.1: Ears
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5.1.1 : Ringing in ears means one will hear something one shouldn't
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5.1.2 : When your ears itch or burn or ring, someone is talking about you
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5.1.3 : When your ears itch, someone is thinking of you
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5.2: Eyes
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5.2.1 : Twitching of upper eyelid means one will see something good; twitching of lower lid means one will cry
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5.2.2 : A twitching eyelid means rain or sad news.
.1 (item)
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5.2.3 : Peeing in the road causes a sty
.9 (items)
746
5.2.4 : Throbbing eye is bad luck
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5.2.5 : If sneeze is held in then you will lose your eyes.
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5.3: Fingers, Fingernails
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5.3.1 : White marks on fingernails mean a lie has been told
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5.3.2 : Biting fingernails causes balls to grow on finger tips
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5.3.3 : Cutting fingernails on different days of the week will tell the person's fortune; lists which fortune lies on which day
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5.3.4 : If your fingers itch you will shake hands with a wealthy stranger
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5.4: Foot, Feet
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5.4.1 : An itching foot means company will come.
.1 (item)
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5.4.2 : Having the second toe longer than the big toe means that the person having such a foot will dominate or have intelligence. (Picture included)
.3 (items)
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5.4.3 : Itching foot means you'll travel.
.5 (items)
748
5.4.4 : Itching foot means you'll: get new shoes, someone you know will die soon, or travel
.1 (item)
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5.4.5 : If your shoe is untied then someone is thinking about you
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5.5: Hands, Palms
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5.5.1 : Left palm itching means one will shake hands with a fool; right hand means money
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5.5.2 : If a hand or palm itches, you will receive or give money
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5.5.3 : Cold hands mean a warm heart
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5.5.4 : If right hand itches you will get money that day; if left hand, then somebody is thinking not good thoughts about you
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5.6: Nose
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5.6.1 : Number of successive sneezes holds meaning.
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5.6.2 : If your nose itches or sneezes someone is talking about you
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5.6.3 : A nose itch means someone is about to upset you
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5.6.4 : A nose itch means someone is coming to see you or is thinking about you
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5.6.5 : When your nose itches, you will kiss a fool.
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5.6.6 : A nose itch is a sign you will have a fight.
.3 (items)
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5.6.7 : If you wipe your nose up, you are more likely to drown
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750
5.6.8 : If your nose itches, you will be kissed, cussed, vexed, or shake hands with a fool
.1 (item)
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5.6.9 : A child sneezing means he accepts his name.
.1 (item)
750
5.6.10 : Someone sneezing is criticizing someone else.
.1 (item)
750
5.6.11 : A person who sneezes has not showered.
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5.6.12 : If your nose itches, someone's coming with a hole in their britches.
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5.7: Teeth
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5.7.1 : Grinding teeth means you have worms.
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5.0: Miscellaneous
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5.0.1 : Moles on the neck is a sign of wealth.
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5.0.2 : When a part of your body itches, someone is talking about that part of you
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5.0.3 : If you bite your tongue, someone's thinking about you
.1 (item)
752
5.0.4 : If navel itches, person will be invited to a feast
.1 (item)
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5.0.5 : If a buttercup or dandelion held or rubbed under chin reflects yellow, then the person likes butter
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5.0.6 : If all of a sudden you get a chill and shake, this means that someone is walking on your grave
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5.0.7 : Which ever pocket a male places his wallet in, is the opposite direction his penis hangs.
.1 (item)
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5.0.8 : Spontaneous Combustion has something to do with consumption of large amounts of alcohol in the body
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5.0.9 : If tongue is stuck out at someone then a fly will come land on it.
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5.0.10 : "When I knit, I knit and when I masturbate, I masturbate."
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6:  HEALTH, HYGIENE, BEAUTYReturn to Top

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6.1: Longevity
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6.1.1 : Carrying an acorn insures a long life.
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6.2: Ears
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6.2.1 : Radishes grow out of unwashed ears.
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6.3: Eyes
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6.3.1 : Cross eyes and they will stay that way.
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6.3.2 : Use rhubarb for good eyes and general health.
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6.3.3 : Fresh cucumber slices placed on eyelids relax and refresh the eyes
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6.3.4 : Eating carrots will improve one's eyesight.
.1 (item)
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6.3.5 : Peeing in the road causes a sty in the eye.
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6.3.6 : Sneezing with eyes open will cause eyes to pop out
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6.3.7 : Wronging a pregnant woman will cause you an eye sore (sty)
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6.4: Eyebrows and Lashes
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6.4.1 : Pluck eyebrows after taking hot shower.
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6.4.2 : Eat eyelashes, so they will grow back.
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6.5: Face, Facial Beauty, Ugliness, Complexion
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6.5.1 : Wash face with rain water to fade freckles.
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6.5.2 : Washing one's face in May Day dew assures beauty
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6.5.3 : If the wind changes while one is making an ugly face, the face will stay that way
.2 (items)
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6.5.4 : Liquid diets clear up acne
.1 (item)
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6.5.5 : Use buttermilk with cornmeal as a facial mask
.1 (item)
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6.5.6 : Use buttermilk as a facial cleanser.
.1 (item)
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6.5.7 : Use rolled oats and honey for a healthy complexion
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6.5.8 : Use sheep tallow on face to keep skin moist.
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6.5.9 : Use bread and milk to help complexion.
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6.5.10 : Ingesting yeast clears up acne
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6.5.11 : Use egg whites as a face pack
.3 (items)
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6.5.12 : Use lemon juice to fade freckles.
.5 (items)
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6.5.13 : Use Crest toothpaste on acne for better complexion
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6.5.14 : Use rice powder for face powder; wet red flannel can be used to color the lips and cheeks
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6.5.15 : Use fresh cow manure on face to fade freckles
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6.5.16: Pulling Faces
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6.5.16.1 : If one makes a face too long, it will stay that way
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6.5.16.2 : If someone hits a person on the back of the head while he is making faces, it will stay that way
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6.5.16.3 : If one pulls a face and sticks out tongue, it will stay that way
.1 (item)
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6.5.16.4 : Squinting nose causes freckles.
.1 (item)
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6.5.17 : Olive oil and salt clear up acne.
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6.5.18 : Sulphur and cream remedy for blackheads.
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6.5.19 : Rub lemon on face for happy glow.
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6.5.20 : Soap and water make face age faster.
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6.5.21 : Apply makeup by making upward strokes to keep wrinkles to a minimum
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6.5.22 : Steam face, then splash on cold water, for best complexion
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6.5.23 : Blemishes are caused because of unclean sex functions
.1 (item)
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6.5.24 : To reduce freckles, wash in first snow then step over stone 3 times
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6.5.25 : Eat raw carrots for a clear complexion.
.1 (item)
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6.5.26 : Acne is caused by masturbation
.1 (item)
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6.6: Fingers, Fingernails
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6.6.1 : A nail broken toward the base of the finger will grow back into the finger
.1 (item)
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6.6.2 : Biting fingernails can cause death from choking
.1 (item)
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6.6.3 : Eating Jell-O makes fingernails grow stronger and faster
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6.6.4 : Biting your nails will form a big ball in your stomach
.1 (item)
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6.7: Hair, Beard, Mustache, Other Body Hair
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6.7.1 : For curly hair, wash child's hair in toilet water
.1 (item)
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6.7.2 : Use mayonnaise on hair for body and sheen.
.1 (item)
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6.7.3 : Sticking hair under running cow's urine gives hair a red sheen
.1 (item)
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6.7.4 : Egg protein is good for hair
.1 (item)
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6.7.5 : Lemon juice or vinegar in water for a hair rinse
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6.7.6 : Use stale beer on hair
.1 (item)
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6.7.7 : Brush hair many strokes a day for healthy hair
.1 (item)
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6.7.8 : Hair will grow to the ground if one washes hair under cactus and stays there all night
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6.7.9 : Taking caster oil is good for hair.
.1 (item)
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6.7.10: Burnt toast will make your hair curl.
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6.7.11 : Use silage to grow hair on the chest.
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6.7.12 : Rinse hair in very cold water
.1 (item)
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6.7.13 : Hair should be cut during specific phases of the moon
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6.7.14 : Use sage tea in hair care
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6.7.15 : Eating carrots will give you curly hair.
.1 (item)
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6.7.16 : Ingesting calcium helps hair growth.
.1 (item)
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6.7.17 : Shaving hair on legs or face will result in coarser, thicker hair to grow there
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6.7.18 : Scalding water on the head creates baldness.
.1 (item)
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6.7.19 : Eating bread crusts will make hair curly.
.4 (items)
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6.7.20 : Shaving hair makes it grow twice as fast.
.1 (item)
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6.7.21 : Touching Rex's curly hair makes hair curly.
.1 (item)
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6.7.22 : Tonic to make hair grow
.1 (item)
86
6.7.23 : Putting loose hair back on head makes hair thick
.1 (item)
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6.7.24 : Use peanut butter to remove gum from hair.
.1 (item)
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6.7.25 : Pulling out the gray hair will cause two or three to grow in its place
.3 (items)
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6.7.26 : Shaving head makes hair grow back curly.
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6.7.27 : Chamomile tea makes hair healthy.
.1 (item)
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6.7.28 : Salad dressing gets grease out of hair.
.1 (item)
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6.7.30 : A stiff drink will help hair grow on chest.
.1 (item)
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6.7.31 : Green peas make hair grow on chest.
.1 (item)
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6.7.32 : The Lard Man puts grease on people's heads.
.1 (item)
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6.7.33 : To soften hair after washing, rinse in either rain or snow water
.1 (item)
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6.7.34 : Taking estrogen will cause face to become hairy
.1 (item)
86
6.7.35 : Chest hair growth can be induced by daily sprinkling a few drops of water on chest
.1 (item)
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6.7.36 : Use setting lotion made from flax seed to curl hair
.1 (item)
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6.7.37 : Spiders sometimes nest in hair, especially in Boufount hairstyle
.1 (item)
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6.7.38 : Eating burnt toast will make your hair curly
.1 (item)
86
6.7.39 : If you are combing your hair and drop the comb, the rats will come out
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6.7.40 : Test curling irons on newspaper to see if you will burn your hair
.1 (item)
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6.7.41 : If you drink vinegar you'll have hair on your chest (California)
.1 (item)
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6.7.42 : Drinking coffee puts hair on your chest (Utah)
.1 (item)
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6.7.43 : Grow out beard during finals week to help you do well on tests
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6.8: Knuckles
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6.8.1 : Popping knuckles makes them bigger.
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6.8.2 : Popping knuckles causes arthritis.
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6.9: Nose
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6.9.1 : Where hiccups come from
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6.10: Physical Prowess or Lack Of
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6.10.1 : Sleeping with someone causes weight loss.
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6.10.2 : Hops tea helps produce sleep
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6.11: Skin
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6.11.1 : Rub caster oil on skin to eliminate age spots
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6.11.2 : A bag of uncooked oatmeal placed in bath water makes skin smoother
.1 (item)
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6.11.3 : Mud baths are good for the skin
.1 (item)
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6.11.4 : Sunbathe between 11:00 am - 2:00 pm for good tan
.1 (item)
811
6.11.5 : Getting a dark tan increases the chances of getting skin cancer
.1 (item)
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6.11.6 : Tanning naked on a tanning bed causes sterility
.1 (item)
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6.11.7 : Use red cabbage to soften skin
.1 (item)
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6.11.8 : You get tanner on a cloudy hot day than on a clear hot day
.1 (item)
811
6.11.9 : Use sweet cream for a face and hand lotion.
.1 (item)
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6.12: Stomach
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6.12.1 : Patting one's stomach while it is full of food causes it to get bigger
.1 (item)
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6.13: Strength, Health, Energy, Blood Purifiers
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6.13.1 : Use peppermint tea for health and energy.
.1 (item)
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6.13.2 : Use alfalfa juice to keep healthy.
.1 (item)
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6.13.3 : Use Brigham tea (Mountain Rush) as a tonic.
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6.13.4 : Cook pennyroyal in the spring for a spring tonic
.1 (item)
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6.13.5 : Spring tonic made from sulfur and molasses.
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6.13.6 : Dandelion used as spring tonic
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6.13.7 : Wormwood tea as spring tonic
.1 (item)
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6.13.8 : To keep from getting sick, never pretend to be sick and drink lots of water
.1 (item)
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6.13.9 : Yellow dock can be used as blood medicine.
.1 (item)
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6.13.10: Carrot juice is used as blood medicine.
.2 (items)
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6.13.11 : Sarsaparilla, gentian root, sassafras, and licorice can be used as a blood purifier
.2 (items)
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6.13.12 : Use rhubarb for general health and good eyes.
.1 (item)
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6.13.13 : Use turpentine and molasses as a spring tonic
.1 (item)
813
6.13.14 : To avoid poor health, never place your shoes at the head of the bed
.1 (item)
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6.13.15 : Beet juice thickens blood after a hard winter
.1 (item)
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6.13.16 : To avoid disease, wear garlic around the neck
.1 (item)
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6.13.17 : Wear asafetida around neck to ward off sickness
.3 (items)
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6.13.18 : Buddhist bracelet wards off sickness.
.1 (item)
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6.13.19 : Malt vinegar as health tonic
.1 (item)
813
6.13.20 : Tie an untanned string of buckskin or red flannel around child's neck to avoid croup
.2 (items)
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6.13.21 : Epsom salts and cream of tartar as blood thinner
.1 (item)
813
6.13.22 : Use cayenne pepper for energy and to avoid sickness
.1 (item)
813
6.13.23 : Yarrow as blood purifier
.1 (item)
813
6.13.24 : Flea bag insurance
.1 (item)
813
6.13.25 : Sassafras tea and bloodletting as a spring purifier
.1 (item)
813
6.13.26 : Sage or hop tea as a spring tonic.
.6 (items)
813
6.13.27 : Sulfur and cream of tartar for a spring tonic
.2 (items)
813
6.13.28 : Use willow bark tea for a spring tonic.
.2 (items)
813
6.13.29 : Eat rhubarb, mustard, and vinegar for a spring tonic
.1 (item)
813
6.13.30 : For energy, rub olive oil well into skin and clean off with rubbing alcohol
.1 (item)
813
6.13.31 : For health and old age, eat an onion a day.
.1 (item)
813
6.13.32 : An apple a day keeps the doctor away.
.1 (item)
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6.13.33 : Eating seal's liver has certain benefits.
.1 (item)
813
6.13.34 : Recipe for "Pick-Me-Up".
.1 (item)
813
6.13.35 : Eat mixed sulphur and molasses for blood regeneration.
.1 (item)
813
6.13.36 : In the spring, go outside, cut your finger to thin out the blood.
.1 (item)
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6.14: Teeth, Oral Hygiene
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6.14.1 : When child is cutting teeth, put an egg in a jar in the house; gases from egg assure straight teeth
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6.14.2 : Belief that false teeth need to be cleaned once a month to remove hair that has grown on them
.1 (item)
814
6.14.3 : Recipe for toothpaste and advice about brushing
.1 (item)
814
6.14.4 : Apples are useful for oral hygiene in lieu of a toothbrush
.1 (item)
814
6.14.5 : Bad breath is caused by wearing too much deodorant
.1 (item)
814
6.14.6 : Eating parsley causes good breath.
.1 (item)
814
6.14.7 : Good, straight, white teeth make a person attractive
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6.15: Soap, Cleanliness, Physical Hygiene
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6.15.1 : Girlhood belief that one could catch cooties from touching boys
.1 (item)
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6.15.2 : Indian soap
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6.16: Stature or Posture
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6.17: Hands
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6.17.1 : Use cream as a hand lotion
.1 (item)
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6.17.2 : Recipe for hand lotion
.2 (items)
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6.17.3 : Wear gloves at all times to protect hands.
.1 (item)
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6.18: Feet
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6.19: Gender
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6.19.1 : Men snore because.
.1 (item)
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6.19.2 : Women can safely leave off bra if she places a pencil under the breast and it doesn't stay. If it stays, a bra is necessary
.1 (item)
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6.19.3 : Various ways to tell men from women
.4 (items)
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6.19.4 : Social taboo of guys crossing their legs
.1 (item)
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6.0: Miscellaneous
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6.0.1 : Silicone from breast implants wanders around the body and causes problems with body functions
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6.0.2 : f you're ever splashed by someone else's puddle jumping you will have pain in that spot in the next week
.1 (item)
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6.0.3 : Use "Medicine Man" saying to help heal the body
.1 (item)
820
6.0.4 : Muscle Testing
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7:  LOVE, COURTSHIP, MARRIAGE, SEXReturn to Top

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7.1: Charms, Aphrodisiacs
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7.1.1 : Green olives, sesame seeds, and bananas are aphrodisiacs
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7.1.2 : Wearing red inflames the person one is with
.1 (item)
821
7.1.3 : Eating green M&Ms makes one horny
.3 (items)
821
7.1.4 : A woman can charm a man by cooking an egg that has been in contact with her naked body and feeding it to him
.1 (item)
821
7.1.5 : Female students sleeping in a certain dorm bed at BYU all marry--the bed is considered a charm
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821
7.1.6 : Ground elk horns as aphrodisiac
.1 (item)
821
7.1.7 : Candle burning ritual to make true love contact you
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821
7.1.8 : Chuck potatoes to make someone fall in love with you
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821
7.1.9 : Rub statue of Juliet's right breast for blessings of love
.1 (item)
821
7.1.10: Say money 3 times before falling star falls and woman will marry a rich man
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821
7.1.11: Pluck lover's hair and tie in a knot to never lose lover's heart
.1 (item)
821
7.1.12: Eat eggs, oysters, "Rocky Mountain Oysters" (testicles from male calves) for aphrodisiacs
.1 (item)
821
7.1.13: To make a man love you, somehow get his hat and put two needles crossed inside where he won't find them.
.1 (item)
821
7.1.14: Eating a green M and M is supposed to put the guy in a more amorous mood toward the girl
.1 (item)
821
7.1.15: Tie straw wrapper in a knot, then pull both ends, if knot comes undone then lover is thinking about you, if not then they aren't
.3 (items)
821
7.1.16: Kiss statue/memorial of journalist to have luck in your love life.
.1 (item)
821
7.1.17: Put a sprig of southernwood into each shoe for love charm.
.1 (item)
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7.1.18: Wear lucky nail polish to help you have a good time on a date you are nervous about.
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7.1.19: Wear lucky shirt when asking someone on a date.
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7.1.20: Wearing ankle bracelets is a sign of availability to go steady
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7.2: Dating
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7.2.1 : When running a yellow street light, scratch the head liner of the car to get a date
.2 (items)
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7.2.2 : "Stamp" 3 one-eyed cars in one night to get a date
.1 (item)
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7.2.3 : Tap a man three times on the tender spot of the back of the elbow and he will ask you out
.1 (item)
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7.2.4 : Don't wear red on a date because it inflames; don't wear patent leather shoes because they reflect
.1 (item)
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7.2.5 : Where the cobwebs grow, the beaux don't go
.1 (item)
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7.2.6 : Mythical pistachio tree
.1 (item)
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7.2.7 : First date beilefs
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7.2.8 : Romantic interest
.4 (items)
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7.2.9 : Turn offs
.2 (items)
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7.3: Portents of Love, Marriage, or Future Spouse
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7.3.1: Plant Signs
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7.3.1.1 : A man who enters a door over which hangs a pea-pod containing nine peas will marry the maid who found the pod.
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7.3.1.2 : A buttercup or a dandelion reflecting yellow from under one's chin indicates one is in love
.3 (items)
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7.3.1.3 : "He loves me, he loves me not" played with flower petals indicates being loved or not
.9 (items)
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7.3.1.4 : "One, I love, Two, I love..." played with flower petals, apple seeds, dandelion fluff
.1 (item)
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7.3.1.5 : The person you kiss under a mistletoe hung with holly is your future spouse
.1 (item)
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7.3.1.6 : Rub a yellow dandelion in the palm of your hand to determine if one has a boyfriend
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7.3.1.7 : The Edelweiss flower is a very significant symbol of true love
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7.3.2: Animal Signs
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7.3.2.1 : A frog's croaking within one's sight means marriage or continued happiness
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7.3.2.2 : If a spider hangs down from ceiling, there is going to be a marriage in the family
.1 (item)
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7.3.2.3 : Cat is placed in center of finished quilt. Whoever the cat goes to will marry next
.1 (item)
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7.3.2.4 : If a fire fly lands on you while you are sitting with your boyfriend, you will marry him
.1 (item)
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7.3.2.5 : If a rooster and hen are seen together outside of your door on Valentine's Day, then you will be married that year
.1 (item)
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7.3.3: Cosmic or Nature Signs
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7.3.3.1 : A female can sit before a mirror with candles and see the face of her potential spouse
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7.3.3.2 : If the creases in the palm of you hand form a "M", it is a sign you will marry
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7.3.4: Food or Food-related Signs
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7.3.4.1 : Peeling foil from the waxed paper of a gum wrapper in one piece has romantic meaning
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7.3.4.2 : Sleep with wedding cake under your pillow and you'll dream of person you will marry or be married within the year
.15 (items)
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7.3.4.3 : Twisted apple stems indicate the first letter in the name of one's sweetheart
.35 (items)
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7.3.4.4 : Throw apple peel over shoulder or head to reveal the initial of one's lover
.7 (items)
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7.3.4.5 : Play "He loves me, he loves me not" with apple stems
.2 (items)
824
7.3.4.6 : If you can tie the stem of a cherry with only tongue and teeth, you're a good kisser
.1 (item)
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7.3.4.7 : Hang broken wishbone above a door, next eligible bachelor who walks under it will be married if kissed by the wisher. (Irish)
.2 (items)
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7.3.4.8 : Finding a pit in cherry pie means person can kiss anyone in the room
.1 (item)
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7.3.4.9 : Eat cherry from a sundae just before bed to dream of future spouse
.1 (item)
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7.3.4.10 : Pull wishbone - short end will marry first
.1 (item)
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7.3.4.11 : If two ice cube fuse before they melt, considered good luck in finding husband
.1 (item)
824
7.3.4.12 : Hold chopsticks near the tips, you will marry a man from home town; hold them near the ends and you will marry a man from a faraway place
.2 (items)
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7.3.4.13 : When blowing out candles, however many remain lit is how many boyfriends or girlfriends you have
.1 (item)
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7.3.4.14 : If you get the dime in the plum pudding, you'll be the next to marry
.1 (item)
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7.3.4.15 : Unwrapping gum with tongue means you're a good kisser
.1 (item)
824
7.3.4.16 : "One he loves, two he loves..." played with seeds from an applecore
.1 (item)
824
7.3.4.17 : Put an onion under your pillow to dream of your future husband
.1 (item)
824
7.3.4.18 : "Love Charm" potion used to make someone fall in love with you
.1 (item)
824
7.3.4.19 : If you can peel an orange in one piece then the man you love will be yours forever
.1 (item)
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7.3.4.20 : Chewing on ice means your love life has something lacking in it
.1 (item)
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7.3.5: Inanimate Objects as Signifiers
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7.3.5.1 : If the clasp of a necklace works its way to the front, then the wearer's sweetheart is thinking of her.
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7.3.5.2 : Blow eyelash from finger to determine if one is loved
.1 (item)
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7.3.5.3 : Alphabet play with string found on someone's clothing determines letter that starts first name of future spouse
.1 (item)
825
7.3.5.4 : If you meet a pile of dirt in the doorway, you won't get married this year
.1 (item)
825
7.3.5.5 : A male knows he is with the female he should marry if, when walking around the temple, Moroni blows his horn.
.3 (items)
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7.3.5.6 : The person who makes the last tie in a wedding quilt will be the next to marry
.1 (item)
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7.3.5.7 : Person who figures out who's engaged in chocolate guessing game will be the nest person to marry
.2 (items)
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7.3.5.8 : Number of times a pencil or ring suspended over glass of water clinks against the side is how old one will be at marriage
.2 (items)
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7.3.5.9 : Marriage scale
.1 (item)
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7.3.5.10 : Count first six stars every night for a week to dream about true love
.1 (item)
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7.3.5.11 : If you drop a knife, your boyfriend will come to see you
.1 (item)
825
7.3.5.12 : If knot in a straw wrapper doesn't break, true love is thinking about you
.1 (item)
825
7.3.5.13 : Pinch straws in various patterns to determine whether one is loved or not
.2 (items)
825
7.3.5.14 : If you trip over crack in sidewalk, then you are in love
.1 (item)
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7.3.5.15 : When you go to bed, point shoes to the west and you'll be married within the year
.1 (item)
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7.3.5.16 : Placing the stamp on a letter upside down means to say "I love you"
.1 (item)
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7.3.5.17 : Pour hot wax into ice water and spit in it to see a sign of your true love.
.1 (item)
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7.3.0: Miscellaneous
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7.3.0.1 : When a group of people are shaking hands and one hand crosses another, there will soon be a marriage in the family
.7 (items)
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7.3.0.2 : Sweeping the floor after dark means a female will have more than one husband
.1 (item)
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7.3.0.3 : "Love, Hate, Friendship, Marriage" game with letters of names
.3 (items)
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7.3.0.4 : Single girl singing while cooking will get an old husband
.1 (item)
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7.3.0.5 : The more a missionary tracts, the better looking the future spouse will be
.1 (item)
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7.3.0.6 : Let a loved one go; if they return, it was meant to be
.1 (item)
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7.3.0.7 : Sing at the table and one will marry a crazy man
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7.3.0.8 : If movie stub's numbers all up to 21, you may kiss anyone in theatre
.1 (item)
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7.3.0.9 : If clasp of necklace falls down in front and a man puts it at the back of your neck for you, you owe him a kiss.
.1 (item)
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7.3.0.10: If a girl gets her stomach wet while washing dishes, she will marry a drunkard
.1 (item)
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7.3.0.11: Bump on foot of mother determines who her son marries.
.1 (item)
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7.3.0.12: When a person is in love it makes them graceful.
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7.3.0.13: The more times you pray the more attractive your spouse will be.
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7.4: Determining Future Spouse
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7.4.1 : Count buttons to the rhyme "Rich man, poor man,..." to determine occupation or status of future spouse
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7.4.2 : System for determining spouse or life situation with letters and/or numbers
.15 (items)
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7.4.3 : System for determining spouse or life situation with cards
.1 (item)
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7.4.4 : Hang silver ring on chain over palm and the number of times it swings before it stops is the age of when they get married
.1 (item)
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7.4.5 : Flip a coin
.1 (item)
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7.4.6 : Single lady singing while cooking leads to marrying a widower
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7.5: Wedding
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7.5.1 : A white wedding dress represents purity and virginity
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7.5.2 : "Something old, something new...."
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7.5.3 : Rice is thrown after a wedding as a fertility symbol
.5 (items)
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7.5.4 : The female who catches the bride's bouquet will be the next one to marry
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7.5.5 : A bride and groom should not see each other on their wedding eve or day until the bride comes down the aisle.
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7.5.6 : It is good luck to kiss the bride.
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7.5.7 : A groom should not see the wedding dress prior to the wedding
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7.5.8 : If a bride cries on her wedding day it will diminish the love and happiness of the marriage
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7.5.9 : A bride should try to catch some of the rice thrown on her wedding day
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7.5.10: The best man is supposed to give the bride a shiny coin to take on the honeymoon
.2 (items)
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7.5.11 : A bride and groom should not break the ribbons when unwrapping wedding gifts
.3 (items)
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7.5.12 : A bride should wear a coin in her shoe for good luck in her marriage
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7.5.13 : Origin of the wedding cake
.1 (item)
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7.5.14 : Origin of best man and ushers
.1 (item)
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7.5.15 : Bad luck for couple if a guest comes dressed in black
.1 (item)
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7.5.16 : Groom must carry bride over threshold for good luck
.1 (item)
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7.5.17 : Bride must occupy new house a month before wedding
.1 (item)
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7.5.18 : Big weddings are bad luck to the marriage.
.1 (item)
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7.5.19 : Save bows from wedding gifts to use on Christmas gifts for good luck
.1 (item)
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7.5.20 : Rain on wedding day is bad/good luck.
.3 (items)
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7.5.21 : Bride and groom drink from same wine glass; if glass is dropped or broken, marriage will fail
.1 (item)
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7.5.22 : Bride and groom must jump over broom to "sweep away" old lives and begin anew as a couple
.1 (item)
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7.5.23 : Bride must be whipped with wheat so she will bring fertility to the union
.1 (item)
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7.5.24 : Bride must not see wedding band before ring is placed on her finger
.1 (item)
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7.5.25 : If groom kissed bridesmaid on wedding day, he will divorce the bride and marry the bridesmaid
.1 (item)
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7.5.26 : Bride and groom should not tell the location of their honeymoon
.1 (item)
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7.5.27 : If the bride is married on a sunny day, then she will have a happy marriage
.1 (item)
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7.5.28 : If one gives sweetheart a four leaf clover on the wedding night, the marriage will be a success
.1 (item)
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7.5.29 : If couple dances on wedding day, the wife will rule the roost
.1 (item)
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7.5.30 : June brides used to be very common because that's the time the people used to have their yearly baths
.1 (item)
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7.5.31 : What will happen if you marry in green.
.2 (items)
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7.5.32 : If bride dances with anyone other than groom, she will have a baby in ten months
.1 (item)
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7.5.33 : If bride's older sister is unmarried, she must dance in a pig trough at the wedding
.1 (item)
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7.5.34 : The groom is required to pay a bride price.
.1 (item)
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7.5.35 : Chivaree: A group gathers outside the bridal bedroom on wedding night at about midnight to make noise until the bride and groom send out food or money
.4 (items)
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7.5.36 : Never wear white at your second wedding.
.1 (item)
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7.5.37 : Throwing the bride's garter.
.1 (item)
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7.5.38 : All the comments made by bride opening her gifts at her shower are written down and read to her husband on their wedding night.
.1 (item)
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7.5.39 : "Cake Charm Pull" item meanings.
.1 (item)
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7.5.40 : "The Ribbon Pull" item meanings.
.1 (item)
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7.5.41 : Silver horseshoe and chimney sweep charms are good luck for bride.
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7.5.42 : Good luck to see a chimney sween on your wedding day.
.1 (item)
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7.6: Married Life
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7.6.1 : If a wife only wears her wedding rings on the ring finger of her left hand, her married life will be successful.
.1 (item)
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7.6.2 : When a husband is away, a wife should leave knotted items knotted
.1 (item)
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7.6.3 : The color one wears when married will determine various aspects of one's marriage relationship
.3 (items)
828
7.6.4 : The outcome of one's marriage is paralleled by the outcome of the top layer of the wedding cake
.1 (item)
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7.6.5 : In Japan, engaged couples select fortunes written on rice paper at a temple and hang them from cherry trees to ensure a successful marriage
.1 (item)
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7.6.6 : It is considered to be bad luck to remove one's wedding ring
.2 (items)
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7.6.7 : To assure a long, happy married life, the husband should carry a piece of the bride's wedding gown in his pocket.
.1 (item)
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7.6.8 : To avoid an unhappy marriage, a wife should not sleep in her husband's arms
.1 (item)
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7.6.9 : If a bride wears a sixpence in her shoe on her wedding day, she will be a good housewife
.1 (item)
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7.6.10: A woman who marries someone whose last name starts with her maiden name first initial will have bad luck in marriage.
.3 (items)
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7.6.11 : A woman will have bad luck if she shows her wedding band to anyone before the wedding
.1 (item)
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7.6.12 : Bows put in bride-to-be's hair at wedding shower should be kissed out by fiancé to assure good luck
.1 (item)
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7.6.13 : Wedding ring placed on 3rd finger because of the vein going from finger to heart
.2 (items)
828
7.6.14 : Origin of the wedding ring
.1 (item)
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7.6.15 : Woman should always set the table early to show she hasn't forgotten mealtime
.1 (item)
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7.6.16 : It's better to be married
.1 (item)
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7.6.17 : As long as the top of the wedding cake keeps, the marriage will keep
.1 (item)
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7.6.18 : The man always should drive when in a car.
.1 (item)
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7.6.19 : If the first ring a woman wears on her ring finger is her engagement or wedding ring, she will never lose them and the marriage would last
.1 (item)
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7.6.20 : If a Navajo woman wants a divorce, she puts his saddle and belongings outside the hogan door
.1 (item)
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7.6.21 : Curse put on daughter-in-law.
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7.6.22 : Planting husband and wife trees to have a good married life
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7.7: Spinsterhood, Bachelorhood
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7.7.1 : An open umbrella over a female's head indoors means she'll be an old maid
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7.7.2 : If you step over a broom, you won't marry.
.1 (item)
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7.7.3 : Sweeping over a girl's feet means she won't marry
.1 (item)
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7.7.4 : Sweeping or vacuuming under a person's feet means s/he won't marry
.4 (items)
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7.7.5 : Girls must raise her feet when traveling over a railroad track or cattle guard, otherwise they will become an old maid.
.7 (items)
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7.7.6 : A girl who whistles never marries.
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7.7.7 : If a girl gets her tummy wet while washing dishes, she will become an old maid
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7.7.8 : Eating unpopped popcorn kernels will cause one to become an old maid
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7.7.9 : Keep bottom off of bar stools otherwise will become an old maid
.1 (item)
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7.7.10: If you eat the last piece of food on a dish, you will become an old maid
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7.7.11: If a young lady sits at the corner of the table, she won't marry for another seven years
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7.7.12: When your favor at a shower is a thimble, you'll be an old maid
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7.8: Flirtation, Jealousy, Discord, Loss of Sweetheart
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7.8.1 : Seven-year itch relieved by a mustard bath.
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7.8.2 : A grasshopper landing on one's shoulder means one is being unfaithful or future infidelity
.1 (item)
830
7.8.3 : Lift up feet when going over railroad tracks or cattleguard to avoid break-up
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7.8.4 : Don't eat last chocolate in a box of chocolates to avoid break-up
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830
7.8.5 : Women with pointed toes are flirts.
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7.8.6 : Girls must walk with one foot in front of the other
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7.8.7 : If another girl takes hair out of comb, she will steal sweetheart
.1 (item)
830
7.8.8 : If a woman loses her garter, she'll lose her lover
.1 (item)
830
7.8.9 : If flowers wilt quickly on a girl, then she's a flirt
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830
7.8.10: If woman steps on crack, she will lose her boyfriend
.1 (item)
830
7.8.11 : If you dream about fiance and tell him about it, the engagement will be broken
.1 (item)
830
7.8.12 : Sulfur mixed with lard will cure the seven year itch
.1 (item)
830
7.8.13 : Sulfur mixed with axle grease cure the seven year itch
.1 (item)
830
7.8.14 : Sulfur bath will cure the seven year itch.
.1 (item)
830
7.8.15 : If you see snow on roses in full bloom you will have a chilly love affair
.1 (item)
830
7.8.16 : Farmers believed that if you find a red ear of corn you will be kissed by a beautiful young woman
.1 (item)
830
7.8.17 : "Many woman who can't remember their husbands first kiss, now has granddaughters who can't remember their first husband."
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7.8.18 : Black roses will bring your lover death
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7.9: Familial Relationships
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7.9.1 : Refilling one's glass before it is empty means one will have a bad mother-in-law
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7.10: Sex
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7.10.1 : If, when throwing a bottle on the ground the bottle doesn't break, then you are a virgin
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7.10.2 : If a person twists his/her hair, it means they want to have sex
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7.10.3 : If female stretches strand of her hair and it boings back with a curl, that female is boy crazy
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832
7.10.4 : Chewing ice indicates sexual frustration.
.1 (item)
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7.10.5 : Getting high makes sex better
.1 (item)
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7.10.6 : String measured around neck then head determines virginity/virtue
.1 (item)
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7.10.7 : Hang sheets outside to prove wife was a virgin
.1 (item)
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7.10.8 : Peel gum wrapper to prove virginity.
.1 (item)
832
7.10.9 : Kiss fingers and touch roof of car while going under yellow light to add minute to sex life. Three minutes for red light
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7.10.10 : If two people bump heads, they will sleep together
.1 (item)
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7.10.11 : If you eat before sex, you will not satisfy your partner
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7.10.12 : If you have sex before a ballgame, you will have weak legs
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7.10.13 : if you are at a fraternity party after 2 in the morning, it is understood you are available for, and expect sex.
.1 (item)
832
7.10.14 : If you make a boy drink pineapple juice, his cum will taste good
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7.10.15 : Army eggs depress sexual drive and elminate "morning woods"
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7.0: Miscellaneous
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7.0.1 : An ugly woman doesn't get far in life and neither does a man with an ugly wife
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7.0.2 : Women can propose on leap year
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7.0.3 : Whenever boys have nothing to do, they get drunk and girls get pregnant
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7.0.4 : Women are expensive
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7.0.5 : When a woman walks down the street on the outside of a man, it means she's for sale
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7.0.6 : When two people kiss, it means someone is talking about one of them
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7.0.7 : To change the name and not the letter is change for worse and not for better (marrying someone with same first letter in their last name as yours)
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8:  PREGNANCY, BIRTH, INFANCYReturn to Top

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8.1: Sterility, Fertility
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8.1.1 : Eating celery causes sterility
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8.1.2 : Learning too much causes woman's womb to shrivel
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8.1.3 : Rigorous physical activity causes womb to fall out
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8.1.4 : Welding causes sterility in males.
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8.1.5 : Time of fertility determined by use of gold or silver band tied to string
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8.1.6 : The person to tie the last stitch in a baby quilt will have the next baby
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8.1.7 : If a boy's tonsils are removed after the age of 12, he may become sterile
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8.1.8 : Female should stand on head after intercourse to increase chances of overcoming sterility
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8.1.9 : Stepping over abdomen of young woman causes sterility
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8.1.10: The third person to use a match will become pregnant
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8.1.11 : Leaving a child behind means a woman will have another child soon
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8.1.12 : If one woman starts bread and another finishes it, one of them will become pregnant
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8.1.13 : Adopt a baby to be able to conceive.
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8.1.14 : Go on a long vacation with or without spouse to become fertile
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8.1.15 : Eating oysters causes fertility in men.
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8.1.16 : Leaving wet diaper at woman's house will cause her to become fertile
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8.1.17 : Pray to sun to become pregnant. (Korean)
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8.1.18 : Giving away baby clothes means another baby will come soon
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8.1.19 : If one pours tea that someone else had made, woman will become pregnant
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8.1.20 : If one sees a black cat, throw a rock to see if mother will have a baby
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8.1.21 : Paper flowers mean sterility in owner.
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8.1.22 : A woman would not get pregnant for as many years as the number of cedar tree seeds she ate
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8.2: Conception
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8.2.1 : Conception takes place when father puts finger in hole in mother's back
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8.2.2 : Eating peanuts
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8.2.3 : Walking around bridge seven times; wearing clothes of fertile woman & husband; walking around pillars 7 times.
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8.2.4 : Tying last knot in quilt
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8.2.5 : Eating bland foods, not having sex for two weeks, alkaline douche, and having sex with hips elevated
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8.2.6 : Have sex in brand new (never been slept in) bed to conceive
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8.2.7 : Get drunk to conceive
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8.2.8 : Elevate hips after intercourse for at least 2 hours to conceive
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8.2.9 : Have sex six times in the morning in order to conceive
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8.2.10 : Having sex with multiple men causes woman to have multiple births
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8.2.11 : If woman were to have sex and get pregnant while someone "crazy" was in the house then the child would also be "crazy".
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8.2.12 : If woman gets pregnant from having sex with drunk husband, idiocy and other serious maladies will be passed on to child.
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8.3: Origin of Babies
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8.3.1 : Storks deliver new born babies
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8.3.2 : Babies come from the store; parents go pick out the one they like
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8.3.3 : Babies grow from the cabbage patch.
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8.3.4 : Babies just appeared.
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8.3.5 : "How babies came to be" taught to a 3rd grader.
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8.4: Pregnancy
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8.4.1 : A pregnant woman can avoid getting stretch marks by rubbing olive oil on her belly
.1 (item)
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8.4.2 : If pregnant woman cans fruit, lids won't seal
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8.4.3 : Filling teeth during pregnancy will cause them to fall out
.1 (item)
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8.4.4 : Pregnancy revealed by sparkle in mother's eye
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8.4.5 : Wearing something tight around leg during pregnancy causes vericose veins
.1 (item)
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8.4.6 : Pregnant woman eats for two
.1 (item)
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8.4.7 : Pregnant women always become fat.
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8.4.8 : If pregnant woman sees three crows flying in same direction, child will grow up to be a vagabond
.1 (item)
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8.4.9 : Baby will "stick to your back" if woman sleeps a lot
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8.4.10 : Rocking an empty cradle is a sign of another child
.1 (item)
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8.4.11 : If woman breaks ribbons at shower, then woman is pregnant
.1 (item)
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8.4.12 : Morning Sickness is caused by vitamin B6 deficiency
.2 (items)
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8.4.13 : If woman sits down on a seat before it has cooled off then woman will become pregnant
.1 (item)
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8.4.14 : If couple dances too close, woman will become pregnant
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8.4.15 : Don't eat soft cheese while pregnant.
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8.4.16 : You're pregnant if you eat pickles and milk.
.1 (item)
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8.4.17 : Dentist work while pregnant makes the baby born with a cleft palate.
.1 (item)
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8.4.18 : Hanging clothes on a clothes line while pregnant will lead to the baby being strangled by the umbilical cord.
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8.5: Prenatal Influences
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8.5.1 : Pregnant woman running knife through water will hurt baby
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8.5.2 : Certain activities by the pregnant woman will cause the umbilical cord to strangle baby
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8.5.3 : Painting while pregnant will cause loss of baby
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8.5.4 : Pregnant woman should not visit insane asylums
.1 (item)
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8.5.5 : Pregnant woman touching person having epileptic seizure will result in her baby having epilepsy
.1 (item)
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8.5.6 : Mother's activities and emotions influence baby
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8.5.7 : Expectant mother's excessive use of mirror makes child vain
.1 (item)
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8.5.8 : Belief in a prenatal relationship between bad heartburn and delivering a dark-haired baby
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8.5.9 : If a pregnant woman drinks carrot juice her baby will have red-hair
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8.5.10 : If a pregnant woman eats a lot of sweet potatoes, the baby will have lots of hair
.1 (item)
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8.5.11 : If a pregnant woman has indigestion, she will deliver a baby with lots of hair
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8.5.12 : Sleeping position of mother influences shape of baby's head
.1 (item)
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8.5.13 : A pregnant woman's cravings should always be quickly satisfied to avoid harming the baby
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8.5.14 : To have a cute baby, a pregnant mother should look at pictures of cute babies
.1 (item)
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8.5.15 : Reading good books and listening to good music while pregnant will positively influence the baby
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8.5.16 : Keeping an unborn baby warm keeps it in the womb longer
.1 (item)
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8.5.17 : Amount of sleep influences baby's disposition
.1 (item)
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8.5.18 : Traumatic experiences affect unborn baby.
.1 (item)
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8.5.19 : Eating peanut butter will cause baby to have lots of hair at birth
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8.5.20 : Don't buy items for baby until it is born healthy to avoid tempting fate
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8.5.21 : Playing music to belly when pregnant will influence baby to become a musician
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8.5.22 : Clean belly button to avoid having baby born with lint in its mouth or navel
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8.5.23 : Take vitamins and eat fresh produce to have a healthy baby. (Missing)
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8.5.24 : If a pregnant woman eats a large amount of tomatoes, the child will be born with rosy cheeks
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8.5.25 : While pregnant eating lemons, oranges, and grapefruits are bad for women
.1 (item)
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8.5.26 : Craving certain foods while pregnant, the baby will have the same cravings
.1 (item)
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8.5.27 : Both parents are not allowed to eat grease or meat until after the baby is born. (Shoshone)
.1 (item)
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8.5.28 : Mother eats with a small spoon, so child will have a small mouth. (Sweden)
.1 (item)
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8.5.29 : Eat carrots so the child will have good eyesight
.1 (item)
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8.5.30 : If pregnant woman eats rice noodles, then her intestines will twist into shape of noodles. (China)
.1 (item)
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8.5.31 : Pregnant women pray for child not to be bright or beautiful, otherwise baby will die soon after birth
.1 (item)
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8.5.32 : If mother reads late at night or in bad light, child will be born with weak eyes and will need glasses
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8.5.33 : If mother goes swimming while pregnant, child will not be afraid of water or swimming
.1 (item)
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8.5.34 : Don't wash hair after dinner while pregnant or you will lose the baby
.1 (item)
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8.6: Birthmarks, Deformities
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8.6.1 : Mother being cut creates a scar on the baby.
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8.6.2 : Pregnant woman stabbed with pitchfork creates a haystack or pitchfork birthmark
.1 (item)
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8.6.3 : Startled pregnant woman grabbing her own head results in grey streak on baby's head
.1 (item)
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8.6.4 : Pregnant woman startled by animal creates a deformity
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8.6.5 : Pregnant woman startled or frightened results in baby with a birthmark relating to incident
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8.6.6 : Pregnant woman scratching her body leaves mark on baby
.1 (item)
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8.6.7 : Pregnant woman craving for something and then rubbing her body leaves mark on baby
.1 (item)
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8.6.8 : Woman startled by blind man results in mark on baby
.1 (item)
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8.6.9 : Satisfying cravings during pregnancy will mark baby
.1 (item)
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8.6.10 : Eating specific kinds of fruit results in mark on baby
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8.6.11 : Not satisfying cravings results in mark on baby
.5 (items)
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8.6.12 : Eat everything during pregnancy or your baby will be marked
.1 (item)
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8.6.13 : Kicking cat causes fur patch on baby.
.1 (item)
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8.6.14 : Playing cards while pregnant causes mark on baby
.1 (item)
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8.6.15 : Seeing lightning causes mark on baby.
.1 (item)
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8.6.16 : Pressing pig to stomach during pregnancy causes baby to be born with related defect
.2 (items)
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8.6.17 : Picking up someone else's baby while pregnant causes something to be wrong with your own
.1 (item)
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8.6.18 : Drinking effervescent liquid while pregnant causes baby to be born deaf
.1 (item)
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8.6.19 : Don't touch face or mouth when pregnant to avoid giving birthmarks to baby
.2 (items)
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8.6.20 : If a woman steps over someone's legs she will bear deformed children
.1 (item)
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8.6.21 : If a woman eats a green potato she can bear a child without a head
.1 (item)
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8.6.22 : Having sex during pregnancy causes the baby to have dents in his head
.1 (item)
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8.6.23 : If a pregnant woman is exposed to lunar eclipse, her baby will be born with a deformity
.1 (item)
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8.6.24 : If a pregnant woman looks a horse straight in the eye, the baby will be born with eye problems
.1 (item)
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8.6.25 : If a woman looks at a dog while pregnant, child will look like a dog. (Mexican)
.1 (item)
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8.6.26 : Having sex during pregnancy will cause baby to be born blind
.1 (item)
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8.6.27 : Killing a snake during pregnancy will cause baby to have tendency to stick tongue out
.1 (item)
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8.6.28 : Watching midget wrestling will cause baby to be a dwarf
.1 (item)
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8.6.29 : If a pregnant woman sees a mouse or rat, baby will be marked
.2 (items)
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8.6.30 : If pregnant woman opens an umbrella in the house, the baby will have a mark on top of head
.1 (item)
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8.6.31 : If pregnant woman eats a potato with a spoiled spot, the baby will be deformed
.1 (item)
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8.6.32 : If pregnant woman views a fire, baby will have burn marks on face
.1 (item)
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8.6.33 : If you marry your cousin, all the children will have crooked noses
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8.6.34 : Looking at the dead will mark the baby.
.1 (item)
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8.6.35 : If a pregnant woman hears a black panther scream her baby will be born blind
.1 (item)
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8.6.36 : If you have a baby shower before the baby is born, it will be born deformed or dead. (Navajo)
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8.6.37 : If pregnant woman goes to circus and sees crocodile, baby will be born with crocodile skin
.1 (item)
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8.6.38 : Queen of Sheba was born with goat's foot because mother looked at a goat while pregnant with her
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8.6.39 : Pregnant women and birth marks
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8.7: Gender of Baby, Number of Babies
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8.7.1 : Phase of moon during copulation determines gender
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8.7.2 : Ring attached to string and held over pregnant woman's stomach tells gender of baby
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8.7.3 : Needle and thread used reveals gender and/or number of babies
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8.7.4 : Needle, thread, and pencil used to reveal gender and/or number of babies
.13 (items)
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8.7.5 : Position of baby in womb reveals gender.
.17 (items)
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8.7.6 : Drano can reveal gender of unborn baby.
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8.7.7 : Gender determined by copulating wearing garments. (LDS)
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8.7.8 : Physical orientation of bed determines gender
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8.7.9 : Gender determined by ingestion of specific foods
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8.7.10 : Pregnant woman's lower lip reveals gender of baby
.1 (item)
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8.7.11 : Gender revealed by direction pregnant woman's fingers point after manipulated in specific way
.1 (item)
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8.7.12 : Time of birth determines gender of baby; how boot is hung determines gender
.1 (item)
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8.7.13 : Pregnant woman's physical appearance reveals gender
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8.7.14 : A pregnant woman's walk reveals gender of baby
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8.7.15 : Heart rate of fetus reveals gender of baby.
.9 (items)
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8.7.16 : Shower game reveals gender of baby.
.1 (item)
915
8.7.17 : "Weaker" of parents reveals gender of baby.
.1 (item)
915
8.7.18 : Date of birth (in relation to due date) reveals gender
.1 (item)
915
8.7.19 : How hard or much baby kicks reveals gender.
.7 (items)
915
8.7.20 : Twisting of apple stem reveals number of children
.1 (item)
915
8.7.21 : Color of afghan made by grandmother determines gender
.1 (item)
915
8.7.22 : Blood vessels in pregnant woman's eyes reveal gender of baby
.3 (items)
915
8.7.23 : Mother's complexion reveals baby's gender.
.3 (items)
915
8.7.24 : Gender revealed by way mother walks over broomstick
.1 (item)
915
8.7.25 : Gender determined by whether mother had morning sickness
.3 (items)
915
8.7.26 : To have a boy, woman should stand on her head immediately after intercourse
.1 (item)
915
8.7.27 : Measurement of belly in fourth month of pregnancy reveals gender
.1 (item)
915
8.7.28 : Gender revealed by position of hand when mother is asked to show her hand
.1 (item)
915
8.7.29 : Gender or number of children revealed by swinging necklace
.1 (item)
915
8.7.30 : Gender revealed by which coin baby kicks off mother's belly
.2 (items)
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8.7.31 : Gender revealed by boy baby standing on mother's belly
.1 (item)
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8.7.32 : Gender determined by position after or during copulation
.1 (item)
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8.7.33 : By preparing for the gender of baby you want, the expected baby will be that gender
.1 (item)
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8.7.34 : If one tries to get pregnant, will have a girl. If not trying, will have a boy
.1 (item)
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8.7.35 : If couple desires to have a boy, must not have sex for a long time
.1 (item)
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8.7.36 : Swing empty spool of thread to determine gender
.1 (item)
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8.7.37 : Count seeds in apple to know how many children one will have
.2 (items)
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8.7.38 : Horseshoe hung over bed will ensure multiple children
.1 (item)
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8.7.39 : Different ways to tell number and gender of children by looking at creases in hand
.4 (items)
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8.7.40 : Blow a white dandelion and the number of seeds left determines how many children one will have
.2 (items)
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8.7.41 : Gender determined by which side woman sleeps on
.2 (items)
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8.7.42 : Gender determined by shape of protruding stomach
.3 (items)
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8.7.43 : Hang a clock above a pregnant woman to tell the sex of unborn child
.1 (item)
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8.7.44 : For every grain of rice you leave on your plate, will have another child
.1 (item)
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8.7.45 : If, from behind, it is very apparent that the mother is expecting, it will be a boy. If not, it will be a girl.
.1 (item)
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8.7.46 : Taboo to even think of not having many children. (Navajo)
.1 (item)
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8.7.47 : Very active fetus means the gender is a girl.
.1 (item)
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8.7.48 : Really bad heartburn during pregnancy means it's a girl.
.1 (item)
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8.8: Onset of labor
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8.8.1 : Labor begins with the new moon
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8.8.2 : Labor begins with the full moon
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8.8.3 : Labor begins with change of weather or full moon
.4 (items)
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8.8.4 : Knife or sharp instrument under bed cuts labor pain
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8.8.5 : Labor begins on rainy days
.1 (item)
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8.8.6 : Crawl secretly over husband while he is asleep so that he will endure some of the pain during labor
.1 (item)
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8.8.7 : Holding combs in hands and squeezing will induce labor
.1 (item)
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8.8.8 : Motorcycle ride induces labor
.1 (item)
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8.8.9 : Labor harder if mother knows sex of baby.
.1 (item)
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8.8.10 : If woman walks a lot, labor will be easy.
.1 (item)
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8.8.11 : If a woman has a lot of heartburn, she will have an easy delivery
.1 (item)
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8.8.12 : Fasting for 24 hours induces labor.
.1 (item)
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8.8.13 : Walking over pregnant woman's crossed legs induces labor
.1 (item)
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8.8.14 : Reaching induces labor
.1 (item)
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8.8.15 : If woman has labor pains while at a concert, the baby will be born with musical talents
.1 (item)
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8.8.16 : Caster oil induces labor
.1 (item)
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8.8.17 : Eating cabbage induces labor
.1 (item)
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8.8.18 : A shock will cause an early labor.
.1 (item)
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8.8.19 : A stork delivers babies
.2 (items)
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8.8.20 : When barometer drops, pregnant mothers will go into labor
.1 (item)
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8.8.21 : Taking wife for car ride on bumpy road will induce labor
.1 (item)
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8.8.22 : Recipe for soup to be given to woman directly after she gives birth
.1 (item)
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8.8.23 : Tea from raspberry leaves will induce labor.
.1 (item)
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8.8.24 : If a baby is born backwards, it will always be backwards
.1 (item)
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8.9: Postnatal Influences
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8.9.1 : A baby born with membrane covering its face will have special powers
.2 (items)
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8.9.2 : If baby looks in mirror it won't grow to adulthood
.2 (items)
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8.9.3 : How baby is held influences its awareness of world
.1 (item)
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8.9.4 : Allowing an infant to cry excessively will create a larger than average ribcage
.1 (item)
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8.9.5 : The person who sees a baby's first smile must give the child salt
.1 (item)
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8.9.6 : The first forty days after a baby is born the mother must follow various proscriptions regarding food, sex, etc. (Mexican)
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8.9.7 : The place where a baby's umbilical cord is buried becomes the baby's home. (Mexican)
.1 (item)
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8.9.8 : If a menstruating or pregnant woman holds a baby less than 9 days old, the baby will become very ill
.1 (item)
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8.9.9 : A bag of salt is placed in the crib with the baby so nothing bad will happen to baby
.1 (item)
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8.9.10: Umbilical cord is taken to the caves to see if evil spirits are in child
.1 (item)
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8.9.11 : If tree is planted on the same day the baby is born, the tree will grow and die with child
.1 (item)
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8.9.12 : If you tickle a new born baby, it will stutter when its older
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8.9.13 : The more the baby cries, the less it will pee
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8.9.14 : If an animal was born at the same time as the child, it is his/her animal
.1 (item)
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8.9.15 : If you tickle a new born baby, it will make him/her go crazy
.1 (item)
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8.9.16 : Putting a peice of silver into a baby's hand will determine if the child will be a saver or spender
.1 (item)
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8.9.17 : If a baby looks in a mirror before it is six months old, it will go cross-eyed
.1 (item)
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8.9.18 : Tie umbilical cord to evergreen tree to ensure long and happy life for child; if not, child will always be searching for it. (Native American)
.1 (item)
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8.9.19 : Child born with caul around head is supposed to be exceptionally lucky
.1 (item)
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8.9.20 : Child born with card over head is supposed to be able to tell the future
.1 (item)
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8.9.21 : If born with veil, child will have something special to do in life
.1 (item)
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8.9.22 : Don't cut child's hair before it is one year old or it will become a thief
.1 (item)
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8.9.23 : Child born under new moon will live long and happy life
.1 (item)
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8.9.24 : The first time a baby is bathed, its right hand must be left unwashed
.1 (item)
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8.10: Nursing, Weaning
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8.10.1 : Nursing mother should not put her hands in cold water to avoid giving baby colic
.1 (item)
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8.10.2: Wean or don't wean babies according to the moon
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8.10.3 : Location of stars and moon should be consulted prior to weaning a baby
.1 (item)
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8.10.4 : Never wean a baby in May
.2 (items)
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8.10.5 : Nursing mother should avoid onions but eat lots of liver
.1 (item)
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8.10.6 : Eating too much cabbage or beans causes baby to have colic
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8.10.7 : A nursing mother will not become pregnant.
.1 (item)
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8.10.8 : Use a "sugar-tit" when you are unable to nurse at that time.
.1 (item)
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8.11: Care of Infant
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8.11.1 : Avoid touching baby's head
.2 (items)
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8.11.2 : Roll pacifier in corn syrup or corn syrup and sugar to get baby to accept it
.1 (item)
920
8.11.3 : Part of umbilical cord put in baby's hair after birth assures protection from danger and illness
.1 (item)
920
8.11.4 : Don't let a baby look in the mirror.
.5 (items)
920
8.11.5 : A penny taped on baby's belly-button with a band-aid assures baby will not get a hernia
.1 (item)
920
8.11.6 : Disinfect a newborn baby's navel by binding it with the fleshy part of a malaga grape raisin
.1 (item)
920
8.11.7 : Use browned flour to aid diaper rash.
.1 (item)
920
8.11.8 : Miscellaneous suggestions for child care, including diaper rash, vomiting, fever, stomach ache, and cramping.
.1
920
8.11.9 : Bathe a child in bath water where urine soaked diaper has been rinsed to avoid diaper rash
.1 (item)
920
8.11.10 : Sickly baby made stronger by crossing a certain river in a certain way
.1 (item)
920
8.11.11 : Blow in a baby's face to stop its crying.
.1 (item)
920
8.11.12 : Slippery elm tea can be given to babies in place of milk
.1 (item)
920
8.11.13 : Use catnip tea to quiet babies
.1 (item)
920
8.11.14 : Use catnip tea when a baby has diarrhea.
.1 (item)
920
8.11.15 : Do not expose a baby to wind to avoid it's having colic
.2 (items)
920
8.11.16 : To assure a baby's good complexion, rub its face with a urine-soaked diaper
.2 (items)
920
8.11.17 : Chew, don't clip baby's fingernails, or it will grow up to be a thief
.2 (items)
920
8.11.18 : Baby sucking a pacifier will have buck teeth.
.1 (item)
920
8.11.19 : New person to baby must lick finger and make cross on baby's head so baby won't get sick
.1 (item)
920
8.11.20 : Hang egg in nursery doorway to ease teething pain
.1 (item)
920
8.11.21 : Throw baby's footprint over house to get it to walk
.1 (item)
920
8.11.22 : Cats steal sleeping baby's breath; never let cat sleep with baby
.2 (items)
920
8.11.23 : Don't pick up baby for first 24 hours of life or it will be spoiled and unhealthy
.1 (item)
920
8.11.24 : Bounce baby stomach down on knee to relieve gas
.1 (item)
920
8.11.25 : Don't stand infant up to avoid bowleggedness.
.1 (item)
920
8.11.26 : Always keep socks on baby to avoid colic.
.1 (item)
920
8.11.27 : Baby sucking thumb is insecure
.1 (item)
920
8.11.28 : Put hat on baby in order to protect from evil spirits (Mexican)
.1 (item)
920
8.11.29 : Baby will develop stronger arm from the side of the crib that toys are handed to him/her
.1 (item)
920
8.11.30 : Allowing child to use walker will cause child to be bowlegged
.1 (item)
920
8.11.31 : When children sleep together, one will draw the strength from the other
.1 (item)
920
8.11.32 : Hutterites will not allow a stranger to gaze at infant to avoid evil eye
.1 (item)
920
8.11.33 : Red dress protects baby from disease. (Peru)
.1 (item)
920
8.11.34 : Children playing crippled will become crippled
.1 (item)
920
8.11.35 : Mother nursed one pound baby with eye dropper, cotton, and a shoe box
.1 (item)
920
8.11.36 : Use catnip and saffron to cause rash on newborn baby; breaking out in a rash cleansed the poisons in their bodies.
.1 (item)
920
8.11.37 : Place hard fried egg on the navel of a new born baby
.1 (item)
920
8.11.38 : Cause and cure of giving a baby "the eye".
.1 (item)
920
8.11.39 : What happens when a baby boy keeps his umbilical cord longer than normal.
.1 (item)
920
8.11.40 : Cover baby's head and ears before taking out in cold weather.
.1 (item)
920
8.11.41 : Never take baby out at night.
.1 (item)
920
8.11.42 : Make sure baby has something to suck and swallow while traveling.
.1 (item)
920
8.11.43 : To stop a baby from choking, rub water on its forehead.
.1 (item)
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8.12: Naming, Blessing, Christening
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8.12.1 : Baby should not be named after person who died young
.1 (item)
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8.12.2 : Before christening, parents make a parcel of goodies called "christening piece" which is handed to the first person they meet on the way to church. If baby is girl, the piece is handed to a boy, and vice versa. (Scottish)
.1 (item)
921
8.12.3 : Some family names are taboo and could cause death of child
.1 (item)
921
8.12.4 : Baby has to be baptized before taken out of the house
.1 (item)
921
8.12.5 : Baby must be carried to its Christening by a young, unmarried woman
.1 (item)
922
8.13: Contraception
BoxFolder
922
8.13.1 : Band-aid covering belly button
.1 (item)
922
8.13.2 : Pennyroyal tea
.1 (item)
922
8.13.3 : Nursing mothers can't become pregnant.
.3 (items)
922
8.13.4 : Douching not effective as a contraception.
.1 (item)
922
8.13.5 : The Pill may cause weight gain
.1 (item)
922
8.13.6 : The Pill may cause facial hair
.1 (item)
922
8.13.7 : Various advice to prevent conception.
.1 (item)
922
8.13.8 : Birth control must be stopped every three years to allow your body to revert back to its natural rhythm
.1 (item)
922
8.13.9 : Eating parsley prevents pregnancy.
.1 (item)
922
8.13.10 : Douching for little girls.
.1 (item)
922
8.13.11 : If you jump up and down after sex, you are less likely to get pregnant.
.1 (item)
923
8.0: Miscellaneous
BoxFolder
923
8.0.1 : Shoshone Indian parents are both not allowed to eat grease or meat during pregnancy
.1 (item)
923
8.0.2 : Whorl on top of baby's head reveals whether child will be left or right handed
.1 (item)
923
8.0.3 : Baby is not a person until it laughs. (Navajo)
.1 (item)
923
8.0.4 : Women lose a tooth for every child.
.2 (items)
923
8.0.5 : An ugly child will turn into a handsome adult
.3 (items)
923
8.0.6 : Moles are caused by how many times the pregnant mother had intercourse
.1 (item)
923
8.0.7 : A fall or blow causes a miscarriage.
.1 (item)
923
8.0.8 : Making a baby blanket before one is married is bad luck
.1 (item)
923
8.0.9 : When child reaches two years, it is half the size it will be when full grown
.1 (item)
923
8.0.10 : If, after sex, the husband ends up on the wife's side of the bed, he will experience the morning sickness instead.
.1 (item)
923
8.0.11 : If first born is a boy, gods will be jealous and take his life; disguise him with an earring in one ear so gods think it's a girl. (Vietnamese)
.1 (item)
923
8.0.12 : If someone were to say that a baby is beautiful, gods will be jealous and take his life so the parents will deny it and say how ugly the baby is. (Vietnamese)
.1 (item)
923
8.0.13 : Doing lots of sit ups while you're pregnant will cause abortion
.1 (item)
923
8.0.14 : If you make fun of other people's physical defects, when you have a child, your child may have one
.1 (item)
923
8.0.15 : After having baby, you must stay in dark room for ten days
.1 (item)
923
8.0.16 : Oldest child will be closer to the parent of the opposite sex
.1 (item)
923
8.0.17 : If you take in alot of caffeine, you are less likely to get pregnant
.1 (item)
923
8.0.18 : Firstborn popular beliefs
.1 (item)

9:  DYING, DEATH, FUNERAL CUSTOMS, THE DEADReturn to Top

Container(s)Description
BoxFolder
101-3
9.1: Portents of death
BoxFolder
101
9.1.1: Plant Signs
101
9.1.2: Animal Signs
BoxFolder
101
9.1.2.1 : A rooster crowing in daylight or night means death
.2 (items)
101
9.1.2.2 : A dog howling means someone will die.
.18 (items)
101
9.1.2.3 : A crow cawing means a funeral is near.
.1 (item)
101
9.1.2.4 : A bird flying inside the house means someone will soon die
.14 (items)
101
9.1.2.5 : A hoot owl sitting on a house and hooting means someone will die
.9 (items)
101
9.1.2.6 : A bird flying into or at a house or window, ramming against the pane means death
.10 (items)
101
9.1.2.7 : Finding a four-leaf clover signifies death
.1 (item)
101
9.1.2.8 : If owl flies over house of sick person, he/she will die if the owl is not shot
.1 (item)
101
9.1.2.9 : An owl hooting signifies death.
.4 (items)
101
9.1.2.10 : Coyote crossing path means death.
.2 (items)
101
9.1.2.11 : Seeing 7 ravens together means someone is going to die
.1 (item)
101
9.1.2.12 : Cock crowing repeatedly from midnight to 3:00 am means someone will die
.1 (item)
101
9.1.2.13 : Seagull sitting on one leg on top of a house is a sign of death
.1 (item)
101
9.1.2.14 : Dreaming of a snake is a sign of death.
.1 (item)
101
9.1.2.15 : Cat sleeping with baby causes death.
.1 (item)
101
9.1.2.16 : Cats never stay in the house where someone is dying
.1 (item)
101
9.1.2.17 : Seeing a werewolf means someone in family will die. (Navajo)
.1 (item)
101
9.1.2.18 : If a black bird lands on window sill, there will be a death in the family
.2 (items)
101
9.1.2.19 : When a hen crows like a rooster, there will be a death soon
.1 (item)
101
9.1.2.20 : A bat in the house means death in the family
.1 (item)
102
9.1.3: Cosmic, Natural, or Supernatural Signs
BoxFolder
102
9.1.3.1 : When visiting a specific mausoleum, if one hears a bell toll, it means death is near
.1 (item)
102
9.1.3.2 : A knock at the door with no one there means death
.2 (items)
102
9.1.3.3 : Rain in an open grave means someone will soon die
.12 (items)
102
9.1.3.4 : A falling star means someone has just died
.9 (items)
102
9.1.3.5 : The sound of water on the roof and a bucket falling means death
.1 (item)
102
9.1.3.6 : Dreaming of giving someone water signifies that person's death
.1 (item)
102
9.1.3.7 : Seeing a "water baby" signifies that a relative will die
.1 (item)
102
9.1.3.8 : The tide going out signifies that someone has died
.1 (item)
102
9.1.3.9 : Seeing a shape-shifter means someone will die
.1 (item)
102
9.1.3.10 : If leaves on a tree in yard turn yellow, other than fall, someone in family will die
.1 (item)
102
9.1.3.11 : Dreaming of fruit means someone close to you will die
.1 (item)
102
9.1.3.12 : Dreaming of muddy water means someone will die
.2 (items)
102
9.1.3.13 : When a deceased family member appears at the end of the bed, someone will die
.1 (item)
102
9.1.3.14 : Dreaming of flowers means someone will hear from the dead
.1 (item)
102
9.1.3.15 : Seeing a rainbow on a clear sunny day means someone will die
.1 (item)
102
9.1.3.16 : Dreaming of beautiful mountains, family member will die
.1 (item)
102
9.1.3.17 : Eery feeling and a large white moth lead to family member dying
.1 (item)
102
9.1.3.18 : Pointing toward mountains leads to death
.1 (item)
102
9.1.3.19 : Seeing a green glow/light over a cemetery leads to death
.1 (item)
102
9.1.4: Human Signs
BoxFolder
102
9.1.4.1 : A woman singing while she is fixing a meal is a way of telling other family members that someone will die.
.1 (item)
102
9.1.4.2 : If the oldest child in a family dies the other children's children will carry on the curse
.1 (item)
102
9.1.4.3 : The first to blow out the candle on one's wedding night will be the first to die
.1 (item)
102
9.1.4.4 : If one person dies, two more will follow. Death comes in threes
.18 (items)
102
9.1.4.5 : If a person falls into an outhouse hole and falls in above the armpits, that person will die in 3 days. (Korean)
.1 (item)
102
9.1.4.6 : If a person sneezes three or four times in a row, someone will die
.2 (items)
102
9.1.4.7 : How many times one walks around Emo's grave, is how many more years one will live
.1 (item)
102
9.1.4.8 : A baby will die if one of the relatives ails or dies
.1 (item)
102
9.1.4.9 : If you sleep a certain direction, you will die before morning
.1 (item)
102
9.1.4.10 : If you sing Christmas carols out of season, someone will die
.1 (item)
102
9.1.4.11 : If your ear's ring, you'll soon hear of death
.1 (item)
102
9.1.4.12 : Laugh before breakfast and cry before night
.1 (item)
102
9.1.4.13 : If you are too stubborn to die, someone else in the family will die
.1 (item)
102
9.1.4.14 : If 3 people take part in changing or making bed, family member will die in next year
.1 (item)
102
9.1.4.15 : If preacher goes down a mine, one of the miners will die in 3 days
.1 (item)
102
9.1.4.16 : If anyone pulls out of the funeral procession behind the hearse they will be the next ones buried
.1 (item)
102
9.1.4.17 : If someone gets out of line at the viewing they will be the next ones dead.
.1 (item)
102
9.1.4.18 : Shingles meeting in a circle around the body causes death
.1 (item)
102
9.1.4.19 : If baby under a year old looks in mirror results in death
.1 (item)
102
9.1.4.20 : Make an excuse about a loved one and it will come true
.1 (item)
103
9.1.5: Objects as Signs
BoxFolder
103
9.1.5.1 : Rocking an empty rocking chair means someone will die
.2 (items)
103
9.1.5.2 : If a picture of a person falls off the wall, that person will soon die
.3 (items)
103
9.1.5.3 : Leaving a hat on a bed means someone will die
.1 (item)
103
9.1.5.4 : Giving or receiving diamonds causes death.
.1 (item)
103
9.1.5.5 : Opening umbrella inside means death.
.8 (items)
103
9.1.5.6 : Dreaming of front teeth breaking means relative will die. (Malaysian)
.1 (item)
103
9.1.5.7 : Thirteen people at dinner table means one will die within the year
.7 (items)
103
9.1.5.8 : Borrowing salt means death
.1 (item)
103
9.1.5.9 : Looking away when someone takes a picture is a sign of death
.1 (item)
103
9.1.5.10 : Hanging a hat on a doorknob means death.
.1 (item)
103
9.1.5.11 : Using same deformed glass more than 3 times is a sign of death
.1 (item)
103
9.1.5.12 : Seeing headstone glow red in Vernal cemetery is a sign of death
.1 (item)
103
9.1.5.13 : Bringing a shovel into the house will cause a death
.3 (items)
103
9.1.5.14 : If loaf of bread has a hole, there will be a death in the family
.1 (item)
103
9.1.5.15 : Shoes on the table will cause a death in the family
.1 (item)
103
9.1.5.16 : If a person buys a burial plot, then that person will fill it
.1 (item)
103
9.1.5.17 : Putting shoes on a bed means someone will die soon
.1 (item)
103
9.1.5.18 : Bringing hoe in house means death.
.1 (item)
103
9.1.5.19 : When cutting cards if you turn up the ace of spades death will occure in the family.
.1 (item)
103
9.1.0: Miscellaneous signs
BoxFolder
103
9.1.0.1 : Number "4" means death. (Korean)
.1 (item)
104
9.2: Causes of Death
BoxFolder
104
9.2.1 : Being bitten by a Negro with blue gums.
.1 (item)
104
9.2.2 : Writing some living person's name on a casket means that person will die shortly
.1 (item)
104
9.2.3 : Counting the cars in a funeral procession brings death to the counter's loved ones
.3 (items)
104
9.2.4 : If Hawthorne flowers are brought into the house, one's mother will die
.1 (item)
104
9.2.5 : If you wash your clothes on New Year's Day, someone in your family will die that year
.1 (item)
104
9.2.6 : Writing person's name in red ink is a death wish
.1 (item)
104
9.2.7 : Opening fridge after ironing causes death. (Dominican Republic)
.1 (item)
104
9.2.8 : Using false death report as excuse to miss class will cause the person lied about to die
.1 (item)
104
9.2.9 : Touching a certain tombstone at Yosemite graveyard brings death
.1 (item)
104
9.2.10 : If a crooked picture is not straightened immediately, someone will die
.1 (item)
104
9.2.11 : If the cars of a funeral procession are spread out, then another death will occur
.1 (item)
104
9.2.12 : If you sing at the table, there will be a death in the family
.1 (item)
104
9.2.13 : Measuring hands and feet with someone else causes death
.1 (item)
104
9.2.14 : Third person to light a cigarette, from the same match, will die
.3 (items)
104
9.2.15 : Throw a match, die in a whore house.
.1 (item)
104
9.2.16 : If Native American cuts hair, someone in family will die. (Shoshone)
.1 (item)
104
9.2.17 : If one steps on a crack, s/he will die.
.1 (item)
104
9.2.18 : If you wish someone dead, you will die before s/he does
.1 (item)
104
9.2.19 : Eat an egg every day for a year and you will die
.1 (item)
104
9.2.20 : Counting the cars of a train will cause a death in the family
.1 (item)
104
9.2.21 : Wearing black on monday will cause death of who you love
.1 (item)
104
9.2.22 : If you swim on the Thursday before Good Friday, you will drown
.1 (item)
104
9.2.23 : Drinking very cold drinks very fast on a very hot day
.1 (item)
105
9.3: Warding Off Death or Fear of the Dead
BoxFolder
105
9.3.1 : Rub forehead and hair of dead person to overcome fear of the dead
.1 (item)
105
9.3.2 : Avoid burial grounds or cemeteries at night.
.1 (item)
105
9.3.3 : In Tonga, one may see the spirit of a dead loved one by sitting on a sacred mountain throughout a full night without making any sound
.1 (item)
105
9.3.4 : Putting a medallion of Buddha in one's mouth during battle protects one from death. (Cambodian)
.1 (item)
105
9.3.5 : Grab a button if you see a hearse go by to avoid having a family member die
.3 (items)
105
9.3.6 : Touch a white button when passing a cemetery to keep ghosts away
.1 (item)
105
9.3.7 : Hold breath when driving past cemetery to ward off bad luck and evil spirits who get jealous of breathing.
.3 (items)
105
9.3.8 : Turn around and go opposite direction when you see a funeral procession to avoid death
.1 (item)
105
9.3.9 : Place palms above bed and one will not die during sleep
.1 (item)
105
9.3.10 : Don't sleep under a black blanket.
.1 (item)
105
9.3.11 : When there is a death in the family, cover all the mirrors in the house
.1 (item)
105
9.3.12 : Touching dead body of loved one will reduce sadness and pain
.1 (item)
105
9.3.13 : Cross fingers as you pass the cemetery
.1 (item)
106
9.4: Treatment of the Dead or Care for the Dying
BoxFolder
106
9.4.1 : If you cut or trim your nails at night, you can't attend your parents' deathbed
.1 (item)
106
9.4.2 : In Viet Nam, the dying are brought home so that, at death, their spirit can remain at home
.1 (item)
106
9.4.3 : If you disturb the bones of a dead man, something bad will happen to your family or the dead person will haunt you.
.2 (items)
106
9.4.4 : Keep cats away from dead body; if one jumps over body, it will rise again in a bad way
.1 (item)
106
9.4.5 : While passing cemetery, make the sign of the cross to reduce sentence of souls in Purgatory
.1 (item)
106
9.4.6 : Don't step on grave, otherwise you'll offend person you stepped on
.2 (items)
106
9.4.7 : Corpse must be carried out of room feet first
.1 (item)
106
9.4.8 : Lay dead people on board with cloth over face and pennies on eyes
.1 (item)
106
9.4.9 : "Death watch" is when the dead are not left alone between death and burial
.1 (item)
106
9.4.10 : Special clothing put on deceased
.1 (item)
107
9.5: Death or Funeral Customs and Procedures
BoxFolder
107
9.5.1 : If a member of a family dies, the rest of the family must remain inside the house for three days. (Chinese)
.1 (item)
107
9.5.2 : The body of the dead person is kept in the house for several days. (Thai)
.1 (item)
107
9.5.3 : Twig from a thorn bush should be placed in a coffin to ward off evil spirits and children of the dead should jump over the coffin
.1 (item)
107
9.5.4: Money is distributed to the people who travel to the grave site to encourage a good crowd at the grave site. (Hong Kong)
.1 (item)
107
9.5.5 : In early New England when a family member died, beehives would be covered with a black cloth
.1 (item)
107
9.5.6 : At funerals, people must put food by picture of deceased for person to take with them to after-life. (Korean)
.1 (item)
107
9.5.7 : Ancestral worship rituals-food by picture of ancestor to replenish spirit, paper items of person items burned.
.2 (items)
107
9.5.8 : Tombstone should be placed at foot of grave so living can avoid walking over grave
.1 (item)
107
9.5.9 : Upstairs door leading outside is "doorway to heaven."
.1 (item)
107
9.5.10 : Put bowl of vinegar in person's grave who died of cancer to avoid getting cancer. (Mexican)
.1 (item)
107
9.5.11 : Wash hands before leaving grave site so spirits won't follow. (Maori)
.1 (item)
107
9.5.12 : No fire in room with corpse, stop clocks, cover mirrors
.1 (item)
107
9.5.13 : House is abandoned and corpse avoided after death to avoid curse of witchcraft. (Navajo)
.1 (item)
107
9.5.14 : Family cannot leave the house until 49 days after relative has died. (Japanese)
.1 (item)
107
9.5.15 : Spirit hangs around corpse until body is buried
.1 (item)
107
9.5.16 : Body is buried facing East
.1 (item)
107
9.5.17 : To postpone a funeral is bad luck.
.2 (items)
107
9.5.18 : Put food, implements, and weapons in the graves of dead to help them when they get to the "happy hunting ground." (Navajo)
.1 (item)
107
9.5.19 : Leave body at top of tree instead of burying. (Navajo)
.1 (item)
107
9.5.20 : Different customs and rituals for when the chief dies. (Akan)
.1 (item)
108
9.6: About the Dead
BoxFolder
108
9.6.1 : Spirit of dead leaves body through the mouth.
.1 (item)
108
9.6.2 : Photographs of person begin to fade after death
.1 (item)
108
9.6.3 : Passing hand of dead person over goiter will cause goiter to disappear
.1 (item)
108
9.6.4 : Whistling at night cause dead to rise.
.1 (item)
108
9.6.5 : When death occurs, an animal comes to retrieve spirit
.1 (item)
108
9.6.6 : Mirrors can't face East, otherwise dead ancestors' reflections will appear in the mirrors
.1 (item)
108
9.6.7 : When a person dies their spirit goes into a younger person and becomes stronger
.1 (item)
108
9.6.8 : Bodies are the protective shell of our spirit, like a glove and someday after we die, our bodies and spirits will be reunited. (LDS)
.1 (item)
108
9.6.9 : After a person dies, a fireball can be seen rising up into the sky
.1 (item)
109
9.0: Miscellaneous
BoxFolder
109
9.0.1 : Shiver or tingling feeling means someone is walking over one's grave to be
.4 (items)
109
9.0.2 : Beds should never face East or West.
.3 (items)
109
9.0.3 : Bury hair and nail clippings so they can be reunited with body when dead
.1 (item)
109
9.0.4 : Smelling flowers placed on grave will cause loss of smell
.1 (item)
109
9.0.5 : Death is a rebirth into something better. (Scottish)
.1 (item)
109
9.0.6 : Touching a corpse gives immunity from dreams about the dead; sign that you had nothing to do with the death
.2 (items)
109
9.0.7 : Jerry Garcia will never die
.1 (item)
109
9.0.8 : Flowers taken from Indian graveyard in Blanding, Utah disappear
.1 (item)
109
9.0.9 : Do not pick up dropped food because the dead are hungry
.1 (item)
109
9.0.10 : If you hit your mother, your hand will stick out of your grave
.1 (item)
109
9.0.11 : If someone is possessed of the devil, they can only die when manure is laid under back of neck
.1 (item)
109
9.0.12 : When person drowns, he goes under three times and never come back up. The second time down, the person can either hear angels singing or the wailing of hell
.1 (item)
109
9.0.13 : When someone dies, crows or ravens circle over top of house
.1 (item)
109
9.0.14 : Always go in the same direction as a hearse
.1 (item)
109
9.0.15 : Someone will die or has died if you spill a glass of water.
.1 (item)
109
9.0.16 : Some graves in old Army cemetery are constructed so that plate can be removed so food can be placed inside
.1 (item)

10:  COOKING, CULINARY PRACTICESReturn to Top

Container(s)Description
BoxFolder
1010
10.1: Canning
BoxFolder
1010
10.1.1 : Belief that if canning jar is used twice to bottle fruit juice it will break
.1 (item)
1010
10.1.2 : When bottling tomatoes, bottles won't seal if preparer's skin contains a chemical that alters Ph of tomatoes
.1 (item)
1010
10.1.3 : When bottling peaches, include one of the pits
.2 (items)
1010
10.1.4 : Women shouldn't can tomatoes while on period or they will spoil
.1 (item)
1010
10.1.5 : Add two T. vinegar to strawberries to retain the bright red color while canning them
.1 (item)
1010
10.1.6 : Add a t. of alum to liquid when pickles are canned to keep them crisp
.1 (item)
1010
10.1.7 : Add a slice of an orange while canning peaches
.1 (item)
1011
10.2: Baking and Cooking
BoxFolder
1011
10.2.1 : Bake bread in unwashed pans to preserve flavor
.1 (item)
1011
10.2.2 : Tamales will not turn out if everyone in the house isn't happy with each other
.1 (item)
1011
10.2.3 : Make cooking stove to face north, so sea won't eat food. (Bangladesh)
.1 (item)
1011
10.2.4 : Cake will fall while baking if a person jumps or walks loudly
.1 (item)
1011
10.2.5 : Hang a witch in the kitchen so that gravy will never be lumpy
.1 (item)
1011
10.2.6 : Use pot liquor in cooking to add nutrients.
.1 (item)
1011
10.2.7 : A few drops of oil in water will keep pasta from boiling over
.2 (items)
1011
10.2.8 : Cook vegetables as they grow to preserve nutrients; high heat and no cover for things that grow above the ground; low heat with cover if they grow below the ground
.1 (item)
1011
10.2.9 : Cut ends off potatoes so they won't explode when baked
.1 (item)
1011
10.2.10 : Cook an apple with cabbage to keep it from shrinking
.1 (item)
1011
10.2.11 : Say the Lord's Prayer twice through while kneading bread
.1 (item)
1011
10.2.12 : Put wooden spoon over the top of pot to keep things from boiling over
.2 (items)
1011
10.2.13 : Step on knife handle when dropped to avoid hurting yourself while cooking
.1 (item)
1011
10.2.14 : Throw noodles against wall to see if they're done
.1 (item)
1011
10.2.15 : If the biscuits you are baking burn, someone is mad at you
.1 (item)
1011
10.2.16 : To shorten cooking time of beans, add soda.
.1 (item)
1011
10.2.17 : Put a potato in macaroni so it won't boil over
.1 (item)
1011
10.2.18 : Put green twig on rim of pot to keep water from boiling over
.1 (item)
1011
10.2.19 : Add two T. boiling water to the butter and sugar mixture of the cake mix, this causes a finer texture.
.1 (item)
1011
10.2.20 : If you grease the sides of a cake pan the cake won't rise.
.1 (item)
1011
10.2.21 : To prevent eggs from cracking while cooking, put them in cold water and heat them with the water
.1 (item)
1011
10.2.22 : A few drops of lemon juice in water prevents rice from sticking
.1 (item)
1011
10.2.23 : Old potatoes should be put in cold water then cooked, new ones should be put in already boiling water
.1 (item)
1011
10.2.24 : A few drops of vinegar to meat helps it turn out more tender
.1 (item)
1011
10.2.25 : If stew is too salty add sliced raw potato to absorb the salty flavor.
.1 (item)
1011
10.2.26 : Before baking a cake, bang bottom of pan on a hard flat surface to get rid of air bubbles
.1 (item)
1011
10.2.27 : To determine if an egg is cooked, spin with small end up.
.1 (item)
1011
10.2.28 : When cooking cereal, put butter in it and it won't boil over
.1 (item)
1011
10.2.29 : Leave a little food grease in the bottom of your cast iron pans to prevent rusting
.1 (item)
1011
10.2.30 : Don't put fresh pineapple in a gelatin dessert
.1 (item)
1011
10.2.31 : Put a tiny bit of butter in boiling water to help it not boil over
.1 (item)
1011
10.2.32 : Cooking on coals adds flavor
.1 (item)
1011
10.2.33 : Roll raisins in flour after you've soaked and sorted them so they don't sink to the bottom of your dish
.1 (item)
1012
10.3: Culinary Practices
BoxFolder
1012
10.3.1: Preparing Onions
BoxFolder
1012
10.3.1.1 : Burn a candle in the room when cutting onions
.1 (item)
1012
10.3.1.2 : When peeling onions start at root end, hold two matches in your mouth, peel under running water
.1 (item)
1012
10.3.1.3 : Hold bread in mouth when peeling or cutting onion
.2 (items)
1012
10.3.1.4 : Smoke a pipe while cutting onions.
.1 (item)
1012
10.3.1.5 : Whistle while cutting onions
.1 (item)
1012
10.3.1.6 : Hold a pencil between teeth to prevent eyes watering
.1 (item)
1012
10.3.1.7 : Cut under cold running water
.1 (item)
1012
10.3.1.8 : Put something wooden in your mouth
.1 (item)
1012
10.3.1.9 : Put a steel needle in your mouth
.1 (item)
1012
10.3.1.10 : Peel back and cut up from the top, leaving root section on onion
.1 (item)
1012
10.3.1.11 : Put a match in your mouth.
.1 (item)
1012
10.3.2: Preparing Cucumbers
BoxFolder
1012
10.3.2.1 : When peeling cucumber, peel from flower end to stem end to avoid bitterness
.2 (items)
1012
10.3.2.2 : Cut ends off cucumber and rub to remove bitterness
.15 (items)
1012
10.3.2.3 : Soak cucumbers in salt water to remove poisonous elements
.1 (item)
1012
10.3.2.4 : Always cut the right end of cucumber off before the left end to avoid poisoning the cucumber
.1 (item)
1012
10.3.2.5 : Peel cucumber from vine to flower to keep it from tasting bitter
.1 (item)
1012
10.3.2.6 : To prevent bitter taste, slice it from the small end to the larger
.1 (item)
1012
10.3.2.7 : Cut end off and rub it to the cucumber before peeling (this draws the bitter out)
.2 (items)
1012
10.3.3: Preparing Mushrooms
BoxFolder
1012
10.3.3.1 : Boil a coin with mushrooms to determine whether they are poisonous
.4 (items)
1012
10.3.4: Preparing Eggs
BoxFolder
1012
10.3.4.1 : Remove halazae to avoid becoming ill
.1 (item)
1012
10.3.5: Preparing Chicken
BoxFolder
1012
10.3.5.1 : Meat is better if chicken runs around with head cut off
.1 (item)
1012
10.3.6: Preparing Meat
BoxFolder
1012
10.3.6.1 : Poke hole in hamburger patty to speed up cooking
.1 (item)
1012
10.3.6.2 : Cut off ends of ham to make juicier.
.1 (item)
1012
10.3.6.3 : Butcher cattle during dark of moon or meat will be tough
.1 (item)
1012
10.3.7: Preparing Coffee
BoxFolder
1012
10.3.7.1 : To preserve flavor of coffee, never wash the pot
.1 (item)
1012
10.3.8: Preparing Potatoes, Rice
BoxFolder
1012
10.3.8.1 : Soak potatoes before cooking to keep them from going brown or sticking to the pan
.1 (item)
1012
10.3.8.2 : Don't let any rice go down the drain when washing it to avoid going blind
.1 (item)
1012
10.3.8.3 : Potatoes should be planted during a full moon
.1 (item)
1013
10.4: Food Storage
BoxFolder
1013
10.4.1 : Do not store food in a tin can
.1 (item)
1013
10.4.2 : Do not store moonshine in plastic containers.
.1 (item)
1013
10.4.3 : Bay leaves in flour keeps weevils out.
.1 (item)
1013
10.4.4 : Remove lettuce core to preserve freshness.
.1 (item)
1013
10.4.5 : Keep mushrooms in a paper bag to preserve them
.1 (item)
1013
10.4.6 : How to preserve meat without refrigeration.
.1 (item)
1013
10.4.7 : The end of a spoon in a pop can keeps the fizz lasting longer.
.2 (items)
1013
10.4.8 : Store unpopped popcorn in the freezer and it will pop better.
.1 (item)
1013
10.4.9 : Put a slice of bread or an apple in brown sugar to keep it moist.
.1 (item)
1013
10.4.10 : Put a stick of spearmint gum in wheat to keep weavels out.
.1 (item)
1013
10.4.11 : Put soda crackers in salt to prevent it from clumping.
.1 (item)
1013
10.4.12 : How to preserve pork.
.1 (item)
1013
10.4.13 : Don't keep spinach for more than a day.
.1 (item)
1014
10.5: Choosing Food
BoxFolder
1014
10.5.1: Meat
BoxFolder
1014
10.5.1.1 : To choose a good ham, check ends for fat and squeeze
.1 (item)
1014
10.5.2: Melons
BoxFolder
1014
10.5.2.1 : Place a straw from a broom on the watermelon and if it turns or spins the watermelon is ripe and delicious
.1 (item)
1014
10.5.2.2 : You can tell the sweetness of a watermelon by the number of times the bees have stung it
.1 (item)
1014
10.5.2.3 : Thump on watermelon and if it sounds hallow then it is ripe
.1 (item)
1015
10.0: Miscellaneous
BoxFolder
1015
10.0.1 : Put finger in glass to prevent a fizzy drink from running over
.1 (item)
1015
10.0.2 : Put a spoon or fork in glass container, touching the bottom, before pouring boiling liquid into it (prevents the glass from breaking)
.1 (item)
1015
10.0.3 : Rub your hands with vinegar or lemon juice to take onion smell off
.1 (item)
1015
10.0.4 : Put lemon or pineapple juice in fruit salads to prevent fruit from turning brown
.1 (item)
1015
10.0.5 : Salt rubarb just before adding sugar
.1 (item)
1015
10.0.6 : Stir homemade candy with a wooden spoon and it won't go to sugar as much as with a metal spoon
.1 (item)

11:  BELIEFS ABOUT FOOD AND EATINGReturn to Top

Container(s)Description
BoxFolder
1016
11.1: Animals as Food
1017
11.2: Plants as Food
BoxFolder
1017
11.2.1 : Mushrooms can be found in any month that contains the letter "r."
.1 (item)
1017
11.2.2 : Green potatoes are poisonous
.2 (items)
1018
11.3: Food: General
BoxFolder
1018
11.3.1 : Licorice is made of floor sweepings.
.1 (item)
1018
11.3.2 : Throw spilt salt over your shoulder.
.3 (items)
1018
11.3.3 : Passing salt in various ways can lead to unfortunate circumstances
.1 (item)
1018
11.3.4 : Tootsie pop wrapper is lucky if it has an Indian or star on it
.2 (items)
1018
11.3.5 : Make a wish on red M&Ms; green M&Ms make a person horny
.4 (items)
1018
11.3.6 : Borrowing salt is bad luck
.1 (item)
1018
11.3.7 : Giving eggs to others brings good luck.
.1 (item)
1018
11.3.8 : Weather prediction based on amount of leftovers at dinner
.1 (item)
1018
11.3.9 : Fruit comes from boxes at the store, not trees. (Newfoundland)
.1 (item)
1018
11.3.10: Bread is sacred and must not be eaten if dropped on the floor. (Mexican)
.1 (item)
1018
11.3.11: Star brand canned meat is actually raw.
.1 (item)
1018
11.3.12: The look of an extremely ugly person will turn sour cream to butter
.1 (item)
1018
11.3.13: All girls keep a stash of chocolate hidden away in case of cravings
.1 (item)
1018
11.3.14: Wild huckleberries are a natural medicine.
.1 (item)
1018
11.3.15: Bananas will keep their natural color if sprinkled with powdered sugar.
.1 (item)
1018
11.3.16: If soup is too greasy add a leaf of lettuce.
.1 (item)
1018
11.3.17: Scoop cottage cheese away from edges of container to prevent souring.
.1 (item)
1018
11.3.18: Peel broccoli stems so they won't be as tough to eat.
.1 (item)
1018
11.3.19: Don't feed babies honey.
.1 (item)
1018
11.3.20: Salmon is good brainfood.
.1 (item)
1019
11.4: Utensils
BoxFolder
1019
11.4.1 : How one holds chopsticks indicates whether one marries a person from near or far
.2 (items)
1019
11.4.2 : How chopsticks held indicates intelligence.
.1 (item)
1019
11.4.3 : Stirring with a knife stirs up strife.
.1 (item)
1019
11.4.4 : Thirteen place settings at a table is unlucky
.1 (item)
1019
11.4.5 : Various beliefs about knives
.1 (item)
1020-22
11.5: Eating practices
BoxFolder
1020
11.5.1 : Mosquitoes are attracted to a person who has recently eaten bananas
.1 (item)
1020
11.5.2 : Bananas & milk eaten together are poisonous
.1 (item)
1020
11.5.3 : Avoid drinking water after eating cherries.
.2 (items)
1020
11.5.4 : Eating bananas makes one dream in color.
.1 (item)
1020
11.5.5 : If a buttercup held under one's chin reflects yellow, that person likes butter
.3 (items)
1020
11.5.6 : Eating many carrots turns one's skin orange.
.2 (items)
1020
11.5.7 : Eating breakfast together assures family solidarity
.1 (item)
1020
11.5.8 : If you drop food on the floor, kiss it up to God and it will be edible again
.1 (item)
1020
11.5.9 : Walnuts cause cankers
.1 (item)
1020
11.5.10 : A glass of wine a day promotes good health.
.1 (item)
1020
11.5.11 : Swallowing a cherry pit will make a cherry tree grow in your stomach
.4 (items)
1020
11.5.12 : Eating fish and milk together is either poisonous or will cause fish bones to stick in throat
.4 (items)
1020
11.5.13 : Eating raw dough causes worms
.3 (items)
1020
11.5.14 : Eating burnt things curls hair or puts hair on chest
.3 (items)
1020
11.5.15 : Not eating vegetables makes one vulnerable to the vegetable monster
.1 (item)
1021
11.5.16 : If you bite the bottom of your ice-cream cones first, you'll chew up a fly
.1 (item)
1021
11.5.17 : Eating bread crusts causes curly hair, hair on chest, large breasts
.4 (items)
1021
11.5.18 : Eating carrots makes a person better able to see and eyes sparkle
.4 (items)
1021
11.5.19 : Eating fish makes one more intelligent.
.2 (items)
1021
11.5.20 : Eating spinach makes one strong
.1 (item)
1021
11.5.21 : Eating mushrooms increases sexual pleasure.
.1 (item)
1021
11.5.22 : Drinking wine with centipede in it increases strength and courage. (Laos)
.1 (item)
1021
11.5.23 : Drinking hot things on hot days makes one cool, and vice versa
.1 (item)
1021
11.5.24 : If you drop food, you have X seconds to pick it up for it to still be edible
.1 (item)
1021
11.5.25 : Drinking coffee before the age of 19 causes moss to grow on bottom of feet
.1 (item)
1021
11.5.26 : Eating strong cheese causes breasts to grow.
.1 (item)
1021
11.5.27 : Drinking caffeine leads to babies.
.1 (item)
1021
11.5.28 : Eating red licorice causes breasts to grow.
.1 (item)
1021
11.5.29 : Eating onions from garden puts hair on chest.
.1 (item)
1021
11.5.30 : Drinking orange juice before a test will ensure that one does well on the test
.1 (item)
1021
11.5.31 : Eating watermelon seeds causes a tree to grow in the stomach, or watermelons to grow out of ears
.3 (items)
1021
11.5.32 : Eating a whole pineapple before having wisdom teeth out decreases swelling afterwards
.1 (item)
1021
11.5.33 : Eating celery makes women infertile.
.1 (item)
1021
11.5.34 : Drinking milk before eating watermelon causes death
.1 (item)
1021
11.5.35 : Eating candy bar before a test will make you do well
.1 (item)
1021
11.5.36 : Drinking coffee causes weight gain.
.1 (item)
1021
11.5.37 : Don't eat bananas while hunting
.1 (item)
1021
11.5.38 : Eating garlic with every meal ensures good health
.2 (items)
1021
11.5.39 : Swallowed gum blocks the opening to stomach and causes starvation
.1 (item)
1021
11.5.40 : Eating a jalapeno pepper a day keeps digestive system regular
.1 (item)
1022
11.5.41 : Swallowing 1/2 teaspoon of salt cleans throat and makes a person sing better
.1 (item)
1022
11.5.42 : The correct way to prepare "Billy" tea.
.1 (item)
1022
11.5.43 : Take a bite out of a piece of bread, forget about it, and later take a bite out of a different piece of bread, it means you have a hungry friend
.1 (item)
1022
11.5.44 : Drinking too much coffee causes skin to turn brown
.1 (item)
1022
11.5.45 : Drinking coffee when too young causes knees to turn black
.1 (item)
1022
11.5.46 : Never look into bowl when reaching for a nut.
.1 (item)
1022
11.5.47 : Eating sunflower seeds makes you taller.
.1 (item)
1022
11.5.48 : Eating carrots gives you better night vision.
.1 (item)
1022
11.5.49 : The eldest grandson eats the head of the catfish (Egypt)
.1 (item)
1022
11.5.50 : Eating dessert first causes you to grow upside down
.1 (item)
1022
11.5.51 : Eating hot bread causes balls in stomach that don't leave
.1 (item)
1022
11.5.52 : Keeping food in fridge in tin can causes it to be poisonous
.2 (items)
1022
11.5.53 : If baby eats hot bread, it will stick to roof of mouth and cause illness
.1 (item)
1022
11.5.54 : Eating carrots that haven't been peeled will improve sight twice as much
.1 (item)
1022
11.5.55 : Eating a lot before bed causes nightmares.
.1 (item)
1022
11.5.56 : Eating watermelon too close to bedtime causes death
.1 (item)
1022
11.5.57 : Eat enough blue skittles and you'll start peeing blue
.1 (item)
1022
11.5.58 : Oysters should never be eaten in a month with an "R" in it
.1 (item)
1022
11.5.59 : Drink too much carbonation and your intestines and other things will get holes
.1 (item)
1022
11.5.60 : The proper way to peel an orange
.1 (item)
1022
11.5.61 : Your body cannot digest dry food only, so you must eat soup daily
.1 (item)
1022
11.5.62 : Don't drink something cold after eating something hot or a big ball of grease will form in the stomach and make person sick.
.1 (item)
1022
11.5.63 : Don't go into the cold after drinking a hot drink or your mouth will go crooked
.1 (item)
1022
11.5.64 : Drink coffee and you won't learn anything
.1 (item)
1023
11.0: Miscellaneous
BoxFolder
1023
11.0.1 : Food eaten before blessing will be choked on in heaven
.3 (items)
1023
11.0.2 : In Iowa, the largest meal is at noon; the meals are called breakfast, dinner, and supper
.1 (item)
1023
11.0.3 : Flies around the salad bar lay eggs in the salad and the flies grow inside people
.1 (item)
1023
11.0.4 : Add egg white to whipped cream and it will almost double in volume.
.1 (item)
1023
11.0.5 : Use powdered sugar instead of granulated sugar in whipped cream.
.1 (item)
1023
11.0.6 : Don't rinse things that have been in contact with raw eggs in hot water.
.1 (item)
1023
11.0.7 : Put hot water in the ice cube trays, this helps the water freeze faster.
.1 (item)
1023
11.0.8 : How to tell if a person likes butter.
.1 (item)
1023
11.0.9 : If you dry potato peels in the sun, you can use them as paper.
.1 (item)
1023
11.0.10 : Sunflower seeds provide an alternative to chewing tobacco
.1 (item)

12:  IN AND ABOUT THE HOUSEReturn to Top

Container(s)Description
BoxFolder
111
12.1: Entering and Leaving the House
BoxFolder
111
12.1.1 : Leave through the back door and enter through the front and company will come
.4 (items)
111
12.1.2 : Walk into house with right foot first to get rich
.1 (item)
111
12.1.3 : If you watch a loved one leave for a long journey, it is the last you'll see of him/her
.1 (item)
111
12.1.4 : Never re-enter the house to get something after you leave
.1 (item)
111
12.1.5 : Don't enter and leave through the same door when visiting someone to avoid bad luck
.1 (item)
111
12.1.6 : Belief of someone entering a door backwards.
.1 (item)
111
12.1.7 : Good luck to have a black cat come into your home and to let it leave on it's own.
.1 (item)
111
12.1.8 : Bad luck to go out a different door than you came in.
.1 (item)
112
12.2: Bringing Things into the House
BoxFolder
112
12.2.1 : Take ax out of house the same way it came in.
.1 (item)
112
12.2.2 : When you move into a new house, bring a new box of salt and a new broom into it
.4 (items)
112
12.2.3 : Never have more than one broom in one room of the house.
.1 (item)
112
12.2.4 : Never carry shovels, hoes, spades or rakes through the house
.1 (item)
112
12.2.5 : Never carry an open umbrella in the house.
.1 (item)
113
12.3: Soap and Washing
BoxFolder
113
12.3.1 : Never make soap in the light of the moon.
.1 (item)
113
12.3.2 : Cream of Wheat draws stains and smell from rugs
.1 (item)
113
12.3.3 : Spilling dishwater on clothes is a sign one will marry a drunk
.1 (item)
113
12.3.4 : Never wash dishes during a lightning storm.
.1 (item)
113
12.3.5 : Soap is only good if it is made in the right time of the moon.
.1 (item)
113
12.3.6 : Method for cleaning silverware.
.1 (item)
113
12.3.7 : Never have a dirty dish over night because it keeps the angels away.
.1 (item)
114
12.4: Sweeping and Cleaning
BoxFolder
114
12.4.1 : Sweep ashes from house after dark, someone in family will die before morning
.1 (item)
114
12.4.2 : Don't lift your legs for someone to sweep under them or you'll never marry
.3 (items)
114
12.4.3 : Boil onions in house to purify the air of germs
.1 (item)
114
12.4.4 : If you sweep your floor after dark, you will lose all your money
.1 (item)
114
12.4.5 : People who clean LDS temples use a mirror to make sure they get all the scum out from under the toilets
.1 (item)
114
12.4.6 : Putting a tray upside down on head will stunt a child's growth. (Kenyan)
.1 (item)
114
12.4.7 : If someone sweeps your feet with a broom, you will go to jail
.1 (item)
114
12.4.8 : Flour on the floor means drain needs to be unclogged
.1 (item)
114
12.4.9 : Walking over a broom means you are a lazy housekeeper
.1 (item)
114
12.4.10 : Don't sweep trash out the door because it sweeps the good luck away
.1 (item)
114
12.4.11 : Never sweep under someone's feet
.1 (item)
115
12.5: Fireplace, Fire
BoxFolder
115
12.5.1 : A hen's egg can protect a house from fire.
.1 (item)
115
12.5.2 : If you chop your own wood, it warms you twice as much
.1 (item)
115
12.5.3 : When building a fire, the backlog needs to be a green log because it takes much longer to burn and burns hotter than dry wood
.1 (item)
115
12.5.4 : If the soot on the back of the fireplace makes little sparks, a storm is coming.
.1 (item)
115
12.5.5 : Various beliefs about the different colors of fire
.1 (item)
115
12.5.6 : Hold your top button if you see a fire engine or your house may be the next to burn
.1 (item)
115
12.5.7 : Always bank the ashes over the coals when retiring a fire
.1 (item)
116
12.6: Lamps, Lights, Candles, Matches
BoxFolder
116
12.6.1 : Children who play with matches or fire will wet the bed
.3 (items)
116
12.6.2 : Burn a candle when moving into house to rid it of evil spirits
.1 (item)
116
12.6.3 : Never let a candle go out by itself at night
.1 (item)
117
12.7: Chairs, Tables, Beds, Furnishings
BoxFolder
117
12.7.1 : If you sit on a corner seat at the table, you'll have trouble with your mother-in-law
.1 (item)
117
12.7.2 : An empty rocking chair should never be left rocking or be allowed to rock
.3 (items)
117
12.7.3 : Singing at table means you'll get a crazy husband
.1 (item)
117
12.7.4 : Singing at table means getting married too soon
.1 (item)
117
12.7.5 : Singing at table or whistling in bed means the devil will get you
.2 (items)
117
12.7.6 : Beds should stand north-south not east-west.
.3 (items)
117
12.7.7 : Meaning behind three people making a bed; meaning of entering and leaving a bed on opposite sides
.1 (item)
117
12.7.8 : Getting out of bed on wrong side makes for bad day
.1 (item)
117
12.7.9 : If you can't reach something on the table with both feet flat on the floor, you need to ask for it
.1 (item)
117
12.7.10 : "Sing at the table..."
.2 (items)
117
12.7.11 : Never whistle in bed
.1 (item)
117
12.7.12 : Don't straddle a chair backwards
.1 (item)
117
12.7.13 : If you try to sit on two chairs at once, you'll end up on the floor between them.
.1 (item)
117
12.7.14 : Don't tip chairs on two legs unless someone is sitting in them
.1 (item)
117
12.7.15 : Don't read at the kitchen table
.1 (item)
117
12.7.16 : If a woman clears the table before everyone leaves then she will marry an old man
.1 (item)
117
12.7.17 : If a woman sits in the middle of the table (as opposed to the head or foot) then she will never marry.
.1 (item)
118
12.8: Housekeeping Tips
BoxFolder
118
12.8.1 : A blue linen closet keeps linens from yellowing
.1 (item)
118
12.8.2 : A pail of water set in a freshly painted room removes paint odors
.1 (item)
118
12.8.3 : Burn a rag in the house to remove bad odors.
.1 (item)
118
12.8.4 : When little children don't put their things away, Hooper Froopers come in the night and take their things away.
.1 (item)
119
12.9: Doorways and Doors
BoxFolder
119
12.9.1 : Hang herbs in doorway to purify house and guard against evil spirits
.1 (item)
119
12.9.2 : Polygamists' wives had to be treated equally so each had to have her own front door
.1 (item)
119
12.9.3 : Sigma Phi Epsilon door turns from red to white when a virgin walks through the door
.1 (item)
119
12.9.4 : Homes built by Mormons have many doors so family can escape if persecutors set house on fire
.1 (item)
1110
12.0: Miscellaneous
BoxFolder
1110
12.0.1 : Beliefs about breaking household items.
.1 (item)
1110
12.0.2 : Temperature of house influences mental and physical health
.2 (items)
1110
12.0.3 : One should not put a purse, wallet, or other items which hold money on the floor to avoid losing the money they hold.
.1 (item)
1110
12.0.4 : Never hand or receive an item between your index and middle fingers; it means you are stingy
.1 (item)
1110
12.0.5 : If you awaken to music you'll have a good day; if you awaken to news you'll have a bad day
.1 (item)
1110
12.0.6 : Everything should be done in a clockwise motion, such as stirring or walking around something
.1 (item)
1110
12.0.7 : Bury upside down statue of St. Joseph in backyard to help sell your house.
.1 (item)
1110
12.0.8 : Taking water out of the well a certain way is bad luck
.1 (item)
1110
12.0.9 : Widow walks are so the wife of a fisherman can look out across the lake to see if he was on his way home
.1 (item)
1110
12.0.10 : Green in the house is taboo.
.1 (item)
1110
12.0.11 : If you dig a well deep enough then you can see the stars in the daylight.
.1 (item)
1110
12.0.12 : If missing household objects go out and buy it new and the old will turn up
.1 (item)

13:  CLOTH, CLOTHING, SEWING ADORNMENTReturn to Top

Container(s)Description
BoxFolder
1111
13.1: Dressing and Undressing
BoxFolder
1111
13.1.1 : If a girl puts stockings on wrong side out, she will receive a present
.1 (item)
1111
13.1.2 : Boy scouts hang stinky socks above tent door to repel bears at night
.1 (item)
1112
13.2: Wearing Clothes
BoxFolder
1112
13.2.1 : Wearing suspenders crossed in back means the wearer won't get hit by lightning
.1 (item)
1112
13.2.2 : Only queers button the top collar button.
.1 (item)
1112
13.2.3 : Never wear a new pair of boots out of the shop where they were purchased
.1 (item)
1112
13.2.4 : Do not wear malachite when unhappy or depressed because it deepens the feeling
.1 (item)
1112
13.2.5 : If you play with a ring on your finger, the person who gave it to you is thinking about you
.1 (item)
1112
13.2.6 : If your shoe squeaks, you haven't paid for it
.5 (items)
1112
13.2.7 : If a girl wears green on Thursday she is said to be weird
.1 (item)
1112
13.2.8 : Wearing pink or a specific outfit on test days gets better grades
.2 (items)
1112
13.2.9 : Wearing a red dress will give the worker more energy to do housework
.1 (item)
1112
13.2.10 : Do not wear socks to bed
.1 (item)
1112
13.2.11 : Wearing green on thursdays means you are a queer
.1 (item)
1112
13.2.12 : Don't wear more than one hat at a time
.1 (item)
1113
13.3: Clothing
BoxFolder
1113
13.3.1 : Putting shoes on bed means someone will die soon
.1 (item)
1113
13.3.2 : Old cowboys will not put their hats on their beds because it signifies a deathbed
.1 (item)
1113
13.3.3 : Buttons on sleeves prevented English soldiers from wiping their noses on their sleeves
.1 (item)
1113
13.3.4 : Ladies shirts button on right side so they won't blow open to let men look down them
.1 (item)
1113
13.3.5 : Putting shoes on a table means a fight or war is coming
.1 (item)
1113
13.3.6 : Whenever skirts get longer in length, we are going to have a depression
.1 (item)
1113
13.3.7 : Put shoes under the bed with toes pointing out or the devil will step into them and gain control over your life.
.1 (item)
1113
13.3.8 : Never wear dead person's clothes.
.1 (item)
1113
13.3.9 : If shoes end up on wrong foot then person will have bad luck all day.
.1 (item)
1113
13.3.10 : Never walk about with only one shoe on.
.1 (item)
1113
13.3.11 : Good luck to touch the collar of a seaman.
.1 (item)
1114
13.4: Sewing and Mending
Regarding pins see Good Luck and Bad Luck: "See a pin pick it up and all day long you'll have good luck."
BoxFolder
1114
13.4.1 : Don't start sewing something new on Friday.
.1 (item)
1114
13.4.2 : Stitches sewn on Sunday will have to be unpicked in heaven with nose
.25 (items)
1114
13.4.3 : Do not sew or mend a garment while wearing it, or you will never live to take it off
.2 (items)
1114
13.4.4 : One who sews a garment on Sunday or Saturday won't live to wear it out
.3 (items)
1114
13.4.5 : "For every stitch you sew on Sunday, two will come undone."
.1 (item)
1114
13.4.6 : If a pin is pinned to your clothes and it pricks you, your best friend is planning a dirty deal. (Regarding pins see Good Luck and Bad Luck: “See a pin pick it up and all day long you’ll have good luck.”)
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1114
13.4.7 : If you sew on Sunday, you will have to pick out every stitch with your nose when you get to heaven
.1 (item)
1115
13.5: Cleaning Fabric
BoxFolder
1115
13.5.1 : To remove stain make by something sweet, spit on it
.1 (item)
1115
13.5.2 : Use cream of wheat to remove stain and smell from carpet
.1 (item)
1115
13.5.3 : If a man from China crossed in front of you, you'll have 7 years bad laundry
.1 (item)
1116
13.6: Quilting
BoxFolder
1116
13.6.1 : Quilting hears when a young girl has a beau will make him go away
.0
1116
13.6.2 : Breaking a thread while quilting is very bad luck
.0
1116
13.6.3 : A perfect quilt is an offense against God. (Amish)
.0
1117
13.0: Miscellaneous
BoxFolder
1117
13.0.1 : Use ice to remove gum from fabric.
.0
1117
13.0.2 : If ladybug crawls on girl, she'll get a new skirt; if it crawls on boy, he'll get a new shirt
.1 (item)

14:  PROSPERITY, WEALTHReturn to Top

Container(s)Description
BoxFolder
1118
14.1: Animals, Bugs, Spiders
BoxFolder
1118
14.1.1 : Spiders in house are sign of prosperity, fortune, and happiness
.2 (items)
1118
14.1.2 : Dogs urinate on people who don't have money in their pockets. (German)
.1 (item)
1118
14.1.3 : Put moneybugs under rock or on railroad tracks and you'll get some money
.4 (items)
1118
14.1.4 : Kill a spider in your pocket and you'll get money
.1 (item)
1118
14.1.5 : If you want to live and thrive, let the spider run alive
.1 (item)
1118
14.2: Food, Drink
BoxFolder
1118
14.2.1 : Catching and drinking the bubbles on your tea means you will get money
.1 (item)
1118
14.2.2 : Boil an egg and wait; the yolk will turn to gold. (Greek)
.1 (item)
1118
14.2.3 : Oranges signify prosperous house.
.1 (item)
1118
14.3: Money
BoxFolder
1118
14.3.1 : Failure to pick up a penny means you will lose a dollar
.1 (item)
1118
14.3.2 : A found coin put in a jar with other coins will cause the coins to multiply
.1 (item)
1118
14.3.3 : A purse that's empty when it's new will always be empty
.2 (items)
1118
14.3.4 : If your initials spell a word then you will be rich
.1 (item)
1118
14.4: Moon, Stars
BoxFolder
1118
14.4.1 : Look a loved one in the eyes under a full moon to become wealthy
.1 (item)
1118
14.4.2 : Say "money money money" to a falling star to get rich
.1 (item)

15:  WORK, TRADES, PROFESSIONSReturn to Top

Container(s)Description
BoxFolder
1119
15.1: Women in Industry, Men Doing Housework
BoxFolder
1119
15.1.1 : If men do housework they will grow breasts.
.1 (item)
1119
15.1.2 : Women have a "herding" instinct, whereas men like to work more independently
.1 (item)
1119
15.1.3 : It is wrong for women to want to work outside the home after marriage
.1 (item)
1119
15.1.4 : Men know more about "fix-it" projects than women ever could
.1 (item)
1120
15.2: Homemaking, Housework
BoxFolder
1120
15.2.1 : Wood shingles or shakes must be put on when moon is full or else the pull of the moon will warp them
.1 (item)
1121
15.3: Business Trade, Financial Matters
BoxFolder
1121
15.3.1 : Make a sale to the first person on Monday morning or business will be bad all week. (Jewish)
.2 (items)
1122
15.4: Mining
BoxFolder
1122
15.4.1 : If a preacher goes down a mine, a miner will die in three days
.1 (item)
1122
15.4.2 : A woman underground in a mine means an accident will occur
.3 (items)
1122
15.4.3 : When the light goes out on a miner's helmet, it means his wife is cheating on him
.2 (items)
1122
15.4.4 : Miners shouldn't go to work if they feel a foreboding against it
.1 (item)
1122
15.4.5 : Tommy knockers will "get" kids who play around mines
.1 (item)
1122
15.4.6 : It is a bad thing to carry visqueen in your truck
.1 (item)
1122
15.4.7 : Rocks only fall at night (Japanese coal miner belief)
.1 (item)
1122
15.4.8 : Seeing no rats or mice in the mine means danger of cave-in
.1 (item)
1123
15.5: Construction
BoxFolder
1123
15.5.1 : How to drive a nail through a knot.
.1 (item)
1124
15.6: Logging
BoxFolder
1124
15.6.1 : Beliefs regarding wearing another logger's helmet
.1 (item)
1125
15.7: Students
BoxFolder
1125
15.7.1 : Lift feet off the floor when the bell rings or the school will blow up
.1 (item)
1125
15.7.2 : Teachers shouldn't ask students to do activities that require long episodes of sitting
.1 (item)
1125
15.7.3 : Front row students will get a better grade.
.1 (item)
1126
15.8: Oil Industry
BoxFolder
1126
15.8.1 : Don't be on the crew that sets up the outhouse
.1 (item)
1126
15.8.2 : One's hard hat should be shined prior to drilling to assure good luck
.1 (item)
1126
15.8.3 : Drinking out of the water can means never leaving the oil industry
.1 (item)
1126
15.8.4 : Never go to the crown more than four times in one eight-hour shift
.1 (item)
1126
15.8.5 : If the elevators are turned upside down during the drilling of a well, something disastrous will happen.
.1 (item)
1126
15.8.6 : Don't wash your hard hat or it will bring you bad luck
.1 (item)
1127
15.9: Fishing
BoxFolder
1127
15.9.1 : It is bad luck for a fisherman to go out in his boat if he sees a redheaded woman on the beach. (Irish)
.1 (item)
1127
15.9.2 : Do not whistle in the pilot house because it brings bad luck
.1 (item)
1127
15.9.3 : Fishermen need "good smell" on their hands so fish will bite
.1 (item)
1127
15.9.4 : Must talk to fish for fish to bite.
.1 (item)
1127
15.9.5 : If woman crosses path of fisherman, fisherman will not catch anything that day
.1 (item)
1127
15.9.6 : Wind must blow a certain way for fish to bite
.2 (items)
1127
15.9.7 : Sky must be pink in the morning for fish to bite. (England)
.1 (item)
1127
15.9.8 : Unlucky to take bananas on a deep sea fishing expedition
.1 (item)
1127
15.9.9 : When deep sea fishing, give part of all food or drink to the fish in the ocean.
.1 (item)
1127
15.9.10 : Various things to do once fish is caught
.1 (item)
1128
15.0: Miscellaneous
BoxFolder
1128
15.0.1 : Trappers say fur is good during the months which have an "r" in their name
.1 (item)
1128
15.0.2 : If a flock of crows fly overhead while setting a trap, the trap will never catch anything
.1 (item)
1128
15.0.3 : Various cowboy job omens
.1 (item)
1128
15.0.4 : Pilots stick together in military service.
.1 (item)
1128
15.0.5 : Never use a certain type of laminate because it won't bond
.1 (item)
1128
15.0.6 : Oboists go insane in eighth year of playing.
.1 (item)
1128
15.0.7 : Charms help wearer find employment. (Nigerian)
.1 (item)
1128
15.0.8 : Not taking salt pill keep firemen from getting heat stroke
.1 (item)
1128
15.0.9 : Three things that a plumber must know to become successful
.1 (item)
1128
15.0.10: Employees are like prostitutes because they sell their labor and are only paid as much as their labor is worth.
.1 (item)
1128
15.0.11: How to tell a "wanna be cowboy" from a true cowboy.
.1 (item)
1128
15.0.12: The stereotype that men are more mechanical than women.
.1 (item)
1128
15.0.13: There is a requirement of temperature for developing film for photographers.
.1 (item)

16:  FRIENDS, VISITORSReturn to Top

Container(s)Description
BoxFolder
121
16.1: Visitors
BoxFolder
121
16.1.1 : If your cat is seen licking its paws, visitors are coming
.2 (items)
121
16.1.2 : Dropped silverware indicates visitors will come
.37 (items)
121
16.1.3 : A dropped dishrag means company will come.
.14 (items)
121
16.1.4 : Finding a penny heads-up means that someone who loves you will come visiting
.1 (item)
121
16.1.5 : Throw water after departing guests to assure their safety and their return
.1 (item)
121
16.1.6 : Chickens running loose or a rooster crowing at the door means someone is coming to visit
.3 (items)
121
16.1.7 : While eating, if one takes more of an item still on his/her plate, someone hungry will come visiting
.1 (item)
121
16.1.8 : If a guest enters and leaves through different doors, it will bring more company, or the woman leaving will get pregnant
.9 (items)
121
16.1.9 : If shoes are put on the table, an old acquaintance will come
.1 (item)
121
16.1.10 : If you have company on Monday, you'll have company all week
.1 (item)
121
16.1.11 : If a bumblebee comes into the house, you can expect relatives
.1 (item)
121
16.1.12 : When a dear visitor is leaving, bury a penny to be sure they'll return
.1 (item)
121
16.1.13 : When a cat is washing its face with its paws, expect company
.2 (items)
121
16.1.14 : Sneezing consecutively three times means company is coming
.1 (item)
121
16.1.15 : To get a guest to leave, inconspicuously place a broom behind the door. (Costa Rican)
.1 (item)
121
16.1.16 : To get a guest to leave, inconspicuously place a glass upside down on the table and sprinkle salt on bottom of glass. (Costa Rican)
.1 (item)
121
16.1.17 : Teenage males will get in a short scuffle to become better acquainted.
.1 (item)
121
16.1.18 : Fish and visitors smell in three days.
.1 (item)
121
16.1.19 : Taking bread, when one has bread, means someone is coming hungry.
.1 (item)
121
16.1.20 : Butterflies announce visitors.
.1 (item)
122
16.2: Friends
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122
16.2.1 : If a tree, pole, or other like object comes between two friends when they are walking, it will mean a broken friendship or bad luck if they do not ritualistically counter it
.20 (items)
122
16.2.2 : Cutting scissors in someone's direction cuts the friendship. (Iranian)
.1 (item)
122
16.2.3 : Make a daisy chain with a friend to ensure lifelong friendship
.1 (item)
122
16.2.4 : If you lose a button off your coat, you'll loose a friend
.1 (item)
122
16.2.5 : Two knife handles crossing at the dinner table means there will be a quarrel
.1 (item)
122
16.2.6 : Send a friend booze and reclaim a good relationship
.1 (item)
122
16.2.7 : Sorority girls exchange dagger necklaces as a sign of friendship
.1 (item)
123
16.3: Gift-giving
BoxFolder
123
16.3.1 : Give a green plant to a family moving into a new home
.1 (item)
123
16.3.2 : Giving sharp objects to a friend severs the friendship
.9 (items)
123
16.3.3 : It is bad luck to give knives or other sharp instruments as gifts
.4 (items)
123
16.3.4 : To wish another good luck, give him/her a penny
.1 (item)
123
16.3.5 : Exchange a penny for a sharp object to avoid severing a friendship
.6 (items)
123
16.3.6 : When giving a wallet or purse, put a penny in it, so person will always have money
.1 (item)
123
16.3.7 : Shoes, socks and handkerchiefs are taboo presents because of their significance
.1 (item)
124
16.0: Miscellaneous
BoxFolder
124
16.0.1 : Avoid crossing hands when shaking hands with someone
.2 (items)
124
16.0.2 : Snipe hunting is a way to welcome visitors to the area
.1 (item)
124
16.0.3 : Three people in a picture and their paths will never cross again
.1 (item)

17:  ENEMIES, THIEVES, LIARS, MURDERERSReturn to Top

Container(s)Description
BoxFolder
125
17.1: Lying
BoxFolder
125
17.1.1 : If one has a sour or sore tongue, it means lies have been told
.3 (items)
125
17.1.2 : If someone forgets mid-sentence what they were saying, it must have been a lie
.1 (item)
125
17.1.3 : Belief that if one told a lie, big mosquitoes would sew his/her mouth shut
.2 (items)
125
17.1.4 : It is okay to tell a lie if you cross your fingers behind your back
.1 (item)
125
17.1.5 : To undo a lie, walk backwards through your steps
.1 (item)
125
17.1.6 : Whoever drinks from Hassayampa River in AZ will never tell truth again
.1 (item)
125
17.1.7 : Don't tell lies or else your nose will grow the length of the lie
.1 (item)
126
17.2: Tests for Guilt
BoxFolder
126
17.2.1 : One is guilty of lying if pupils are dilated.
.2 (items)
126
17.2.2 : If an apple falls on your head while you talk, you are lying
.1 (item)
126
17.2.3 : Little white marks on fingernails means a fib has been told
.2 (items)
127
17.3: Thieves, Robbery
BoxFolder
127
17.3.1 : Thief who enters house naked won't be detected by dogs. (Peru)
.1 (item)
127
17.3.2 : To keep gypsies from stealing while they wander, place a broom in front of the door so they cannot come in.
.1 (item)
127
17.3.3 : If you ever stole anything, take a dish rag and bury it in the garden so you wouldn't get caught.
.1 (item)
128
17.4: Kidnapping
BoxFolder
128
17.4.1 : Kidnapped Filipino children's bodies placed in bridges to make them strong
.1 (item)
129
17.0: Miscellaneous
BoxFolder
129
17.0.1 : Black cars always have bad people in them.
.1 (item)
129
17.0.2 : When you give a sharp object, that person will become your enemy. (Luguma Pueblo)
.1 (item)
129
17.0.3 : Chant: Liar, Liar, Pants on fire, Your nose is as long as a telephone wire
.1 (item)

18:  RELIGIOUSReturn to Top

Container(s)Description
BoxFolder
1210-12
18.1: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon)
BoxFolder
1210
18.1.1 : Beliefs by non-Mormons that Mormons have horns and/or tails
.11 (items)
1210
18.1.2 : Various beliefs about Native Americans.
.4 (items)
1210
18.1.3 : Various beliefs about blacks
.1 (item)
1211
18.1.4 : Belief that a South American mountain is crumbling because of the Mormons
.1 (item)
1211
18.1.5 : Non-Mormon beliefs about polygamy.
.1 (item)
1211
18.1.6 : Temple garments provide protection.
.3 (items)
1211
18.1.7 : Non-Mormon belief about Mormon missionaries and human sacrifice
.1 (item)
1211
18.1.8 : Non-Mormon belief that Mormons do not believe in the Bible or accept Jesus as their personal savior
.1 (item)
1211
18.1.9 : Missionaries can't swim because the devil rules the water
.5 (items)
1211
18.1.10: Belief about shaking dust off feet.
.1 (item)
1211
18.1.11 : Healed by power of priesthood blessings.
.1 (item)
1211
18.1.12 : Never make plans on Sundays
.2 (items)
1211
18.1.13 : Sacrament must be passed with right hand.
.1 (item)
1211
18.1.14 : Holy Ghost goes to bed when temple lights go off
.1 (item)
1211
18.1.15 : Belief about eating leftover sacramental bread
.1 (item)
1212
18.1.16 : Appropriate ways to pray
.1 (item)
1212
18.1.17 : Belief about temple garments
.2 (items)
1212
18.1.18 : When a great spiritual blessing is given, at the same time evil makes itself manifest
.1 (item)
1212
18.1.19 : Samoan women came to build LDS temple in Missouri
.1 (item)
1212
18.1.20 : Sacrament bread must be white
.1 (item)
1212
18.1.21 : Bigfoot is Cain
.1 (item)
1212
18.1.22 : Fasting or praying results in answered prayers
.2 (items)
1212
18.1.23 : Belief in eternal families
.2 (items)
1212
18.1.24 : Belief in preexistence or ressurection.
.3 (items)
1212
18.1.25 : Concerning ruins in Mexico City and April 6th
.1 (item)
1212
18.1.26 : "When Mormons meet the Heavens weep".
.3 (items)
1212
18.1.27 : Belief about the three Nephites
.1 (item)
1212
18.1.28 : Don't spend money on Sunday
.1 (item)
1212
18.1.29 : Belief as to why Mormons don't wear crosses.
.1 (item)
1212
18.1.30 : Praying can help someone find something.
.1 (item)
1212
18.1.31 : White clothes worn by guatemalans wear are remnants of temple garments worn by their ancestors
.1 (item)
1212
18.1.32 : Molly mormons are the ideal mormon women.
.1 (item)
1212
18.1.33 : Be the first baptized in a series or risk having other's sins washed on you
.1 (item)
1212
18.1.34 : Beliefs about Christ's second coming or the "end of the world"
.42 (items)
1212
18.1.35 : If never married, women will get husbands in the millennium
.1 (item)
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18.2: Christian (Non-Mormon)
BoxFolder
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18.2.1 : A special Catholic ceremony will rid areas of evil spirits (Challa)
.1 (item)
1213
18.2.2 : When wind blows, restless spirits can enter house through an open door or window
.1 (item)
1213
18.2.3 : Sacramental wafer becomes actual flesh of Christ
.1 (item)
1213
18.2.4 : Touching a statue of the Virgin Mary heals illness
.1 (item)
1213
18.2.5 : Children not baptized at birth will die.
.1 (item)
1213
18.2.6 : Serious illness or injury are a result of neglecting religious duty
.1 (item)
1213
18.2.7 : If you go to Mass every 1st Friday for 9 consecutive months, you'll die a peaceful death
.2 (items)
1213
18.2.8 : Pray to get out of purgatory
.1 (item)
1213
18.2.9 : Early Christians crossed their fingers when forced to deny Christ so that they would not really be lying
.1 (item)
1213
18.2.10 : If children don't say prayers, the bogeyman will get them
.1 (item)
1213
18.2.11 : Nothing evil can enter a doorway with a crucifix hanging over it
.2 (items)
1213
18.2.12 : Darkness between noon and 3 pm on Good Friday as a reminder of Christ's death
.1 (item)
1213
18.2.13 : Belief about Christ's cross and relationship to dogwood flower
.1 (item)
1213
18.2.14 : Story told of nun and taxi driver believed by Catholic girls
.1 (item)
1213
18.2.15 : Christ's cross was made of quakenasps.
.1 (item)
1213
18.2.16 : Nailing bread above door shows faith.
.1 (item)
1213
18.2.17 : Cross yourself after a clap of thunder.
.1 (item)
1213
18.2.18 : Putting grape juice in the same jar twice would crack and break it
.1 (item)
1213
18.2.19 : If you turn around in church you will turn to stone
.1 (item)
1213
18.2.20 : Methodist Sunday School birthday routine
.1 (item)
1214
18.3: Non-Christian
BoxFolder
1214
18.3.1 : Those who believe in Buddha will be saved.
.1 (item)
1214
18.3.2 : In Thailand, there is a belief about providing small houses for good spirits to inhabit
.1 (item)
1214
18.3.3 : Belief in praying before a candle. (Muslim)
.1 (item)
1214
18.3.4 : Buddhist belief of how world began.
.1 (item)
1214
18.3.5 : Muslim men can marry many wives as long as they are treated equally
.1 (item)
1214
18.3.6 : Navajos believe in three gods: of Holy air, of love and of war
.1 (item)
1215
18.4: Religious Books
BoxFolder
1215
18.4.1 : Nothing should ever be placed over the Bible.
.1 (item)
1215
18.4.2 : Shakespeare helped translate the Bible.
.1 (item)
1216
18.0: Miscellaneous
BoxFolder
1216
18.0.1 : Cross on mountain across from St. Ann's Nunnery represents story of baby
.1 (item)
1216
18.0.2 : Goose arts and crafts projects are sure sign of an LDS home
.1 (item)
1216
18.0.3 : Amish lifestyles and beliefs
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18.0.4 : Heaven is in the clouds
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18.0.5 : Penitents humbling themselves before God beat their own sins out
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19:  LEISURE ACTIVITIES: RECREATION, SPORTS, GAMESReturn to Top

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19.1: Competitive or Recreational Sports
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19.1.1: Auto and Motorcycle Racing
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19.1.2: Baseball
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19.1.2.1 : Players should always sit on the bench in the same order to assure winning
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19.1.2.2 : Wearing the same unwashed underwear ensures winning the game
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19.1.2.3 : Picking up a bat that is crossed with another bat means bad luck during game
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19.1.2.4 : Tap home plate in the same spot three times prior to batting
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19.1.2.5 : Bats should not be crossed in the bat rack to avoid strike-outs
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19.1.2.6 : In baseball, it is bad luck when a pitcher has a no-hitter going to mention anything about it
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19.1.2.7 : To have betting luck, have ball thrown to you from the dugout and step on third base when coming in from the field.
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19.1.2.8 : Bad luck to step on foul line.
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19.1.2.9 : Wearing same shirt, underwear, and socks for all games ensures win
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19.1.2.10 : Ritual of greasing glove as good luck in a game
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19.1.2.11 : Announcers never say "no-hitter" until a game is over or they will jinx pitcher
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19.1.2.12 : Letting mentally-challenged man play leads team to win every time
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19.1.2.13 : Pitchers do not shave day of game for luck
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19.1.2.14 : Letting the pitcher of the opposing team walk, will cause team to lose game
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19.1.2.15 : Before each pitch throw a rock
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19.1.2.16 : Listen to "Master of Puppets" and "Orion" by Metallica to get ready for the game
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19.1.2.17 : Players won't step on 1st base when coming into home at the end of an inning.
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19.1.2.18 : Each time the players run out to their positions in the outfield they touch 2nd base for good luck.
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19.1.2.19 : What the pitcher does when the scoreboard is all 2's (2 balls, 2 outs, 2 hits).
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19.1.2.20 : Every time Robert Merrill sings the national anthem in certain clothing the New York Yankees will win.
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19.1.2.21: Rally Caps worn in various ways by players in the dugout for good luck
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19.1.2.22: Don't touch chalk lines or team will play poorly
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19.1.2.23: Wearing white cleats for good luck
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19.1.3: Basketball
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19.1.3.1 : In basketball, before throwing from the foul line, bounce the ball a specific number of times
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19.1.3.2 : Prior to a basketball game, repeat the same exercises that were done before an earlier successful game.
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19.1.3.3 : Basketball team members should not wash their socks or shirts during a winning streak
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19.1.3.4 : Basketball player requires girlfriend to wish him luck to assure his playing well
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19.1.3.5 : Before throwing a foul shot, a basketball player should follow certain procedures
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19.1.3.6 : Basketball players should wear new socks with printed label on left foot
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19.1.3.7 : Wear a blue headband in church (LDS) basketball games for good luck
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19.1.3.8 : Basketball player wears same socks each game to assure winning
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19.1.3.9 : Basketball player buys two pairs of socks and new athletic supporter each season to assure good luck
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19.1.3.10 : Basketball player wears same underwear to each game to assure win
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19.1.3.11 : Ritual to ensure player will make foul shot
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19.1.3.12 : Player must make last shot in warm-ups to do well in the game
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19.1.3.13 : Player must eat candy bar and wear their lucky number to do well in the game
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19.1.3.14 : What player must do so opposing player will miss the foul shot
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19.1.3.15 : C hew gum while playing basketball to help you focus
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19.1.3.16 : Fremont High School women's basketball team shave legs and dance in underwear for good luck in locker room before each game.
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19.1.3.17 : Getting a haircut before each game for a confidence booster
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19.1.3.18 : Eating two sandwiches and taking a nap before a game to play better
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19.1.4: Bicycling
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19.1.5: Boating, Canoeing, Kayaking, Rafting
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19.1.6: Bowling
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19.1.6.1 : One should not use another bowler's ball.
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19.1.6.2 : When bowling, if someone picks up a spare by knocking over the five-pin, he/she had sex the night before.
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19.1.6.3 : Eating a Butterfinger improves game.
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19.1.6.4 : Bowler wears specific shirt to bowl better
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19.1.6.5 : Knock down the five pin or you are pregnant
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19.1.6.6 : Pulling one's sleeve while someone is bowling puts a jinx on that person
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19.1.6.7 : "Split luck."
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19.1.7: Fishing
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19.1.7.1 : Fish can smell on a fishing line the hands of the person who baited the line
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19.1.7.2 : To catch a fish, spit on the worm.
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19.1.7.3 : A woman should not cross a man's path the day he is going fishing if he is to catch fish
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19.1.7.4 : If the wind is from the west, fishing will be good; bad if wind is from north
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19.1.7.5 : If the weather is warm or hot, salmon fishing will be bad
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19.1.7.6 : Use pink marshmallows for the big fish on Strawberry Reservoir (Utah)
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19.1.7.7 : Keep bait warm in mouth to catch fish.
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19.1.7.8 : Splash indicates whether spot on river is good for fishing or not
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19.1.7.9 : Repeating rhyme can influence catch.
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19.1.7.10 : Fisher has better success when wearing specific hat
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19.1.7.11 : Fish won't bite after full moon.
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19.1.7.12 : A fisherman must never come back empty handed
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19.1.7.13 : Fish bite well before it rains.
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19.1.7.14 : Talking scares the fish away
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19.1.7.15 : Only collect bait on the morning that you go fishing
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19.1.7.16 : When fishing never carry a whitefish with your trout or you will catch nothing but whitefish
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19.1.7.17 : A northern wind is good for the lakes, otherwise fishing is only good for the creeks
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19.1.7.18 : To "nigger" fish is to just let your line sit till you get a bite
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19.1.7.19 : When stung by a catfish, rub infected area on the cat's belly
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19.1.8: Football
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19.1.8.1 : Huddle in same order and use same chant to ensure winning
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19.1.8.2 : Repeat a chant to psyche up for football before a game
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19.1.8.3 : Wearing lucky cleats assures winning at football
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19.1.8.4 : Mexican should only cheer for Cowboys because Mexicans cross border into Texas
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19.1.8.5 : Wear other team's colors to win football game
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19.1.8.6 : Player takes same gym bag to each away game for good luck
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19.1.8.7 : Players never wash half shirts during season
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19.1.8.8 : Quarterback never looks at the ball before the game
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19.1.8.9 : All injuries must be taped clockwise for good luck
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19.1.8.10 : Team says "Gonzo" together before every game for luck
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19.1.8.11 : Never step on sideline to avoid losing.
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19.1.8.12 : Visualize game before playing.
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19.1.8.13 : Coach eats same breakfast before game.
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19.1.8.14 : Various football superstitions.
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19.1.8.15 : Wear same socks to game for good luck.
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19.1.8.16 : Bad luck to shave before game.
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19.1.8.17 : Hit signs above entryway for good luck just before going on to the field.
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19.1.8.18 : Tape wrists in very specific order
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19.1.8.19 : Warrior Face Paint
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19.1.8.20 : Listening to music before a game to get pumped up
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19.1.8.21 : Pre-game sex to ensure a win
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19.1.8.22 : Chewing tobacco to kill time while waiting to get in the game
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19.1.8.23 : To prep for the pain of a game headbutt another player while he is wearing his helmet but you are not
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19.1.8.24 : Put on socks and shoes from left to right for good luck
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19.1.8.25 : Writing family members' names, and bible verse on wrist tape
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19.1.9: Golfing
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19.1.9.1 : Golf ball must be placed on tee with the number and logo facing up to play well
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19.1.9.2 : Use specific color of tee to ensure good game
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19.1.9.3 : Wearing specific hat ensures luck.
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19.1.9.4 : Using penny to mark ball ensures luck.
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19.1.9.5 : Do not play out of turn or it will bring bad luck
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19.1.9.6 : Old gold balls bring luck
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19.1.9.7 : Good luck to use odd numbered clubs on even number of holes, and even numbered clubs on odd number of holes.
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19.1.9.8 : When a golfer is nervous he/she is said to have the "yips"
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19.1.10: Handball
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19.1.11: Hockey
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19.1.11.1 : Wear hockey uniform, dress, undress, dress again in specific order to ensure luck
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19.1.11.2 : Broken stick for luck
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19.1.11.3 : Hockey player tapes ankle before game for luck
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19.1.11.4 : Wear same shoes before and after each game for luck
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19.1.11.5 : Hockey team should not wash uniforms until they lose a game
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19.1.11.6 : Alligator key chain brings good luck in hockey
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19.1.11.7 : Not wearing socks with hockey skates for luck
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19.1.11.8 : Wear new socks for each game for luck
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19.1.12: Horses (riding and racing)
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19.1.13: Horseshoes
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19.1.14: Hunting
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19.1.14.1 : The kind of pants one wears when duck hunting influences the hunt
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19.1.14.2 : The gun one uses when hunting influences the success of the hunt
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19.1.14.3 : Hunter wears specific shirt to ensure luck
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19.1.14.4 : Never shoot at geese if there's an uneven number in their formation
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19.1.14.5 : Wear same unwashed shirt during big game hunt so deer or elk can't smell you
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19.1.14.6 : Hunt Canadian geese with horse silhouette.
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19.1.14.7 : Drink blood of killed animal to assume instincts, allowing to become a better hunter
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19.1.14.8 : Keeping ivories with you ensures that another kill of same animal will occur
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19.1.14.9 : If hunter misses a shot, throw shell over shooting eye, otherwise will miss the next shot
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19.1.14.10 : If you find a dead animal, you won't find the game you are hunting
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19.1.14.11 : In case of wounding the animal and having to chase it, do not speak of it or it will gain strength to get away.
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19.1.14.12 : Various ways to determine the best direction to go while hunting.
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19.1.15: Mountaineering (hiking, climbing, etc.)
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19.1.15.1 : Around the campfire, when smoke gets in a person's eyes say "I hate rabbits" immediately, and smoke should go away.
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19.1.15.2 : Around the campfire, when smoke gets in a person's eyes say "skunk" loudly, and smoke should go away.
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19.1.16: Rodeo Events
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19.1.16.1 : Do not urinate before participating in a rodeo event
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19.1.16.2 : Being the first one out assures success as a rodeo participant
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19.1.16.3 : Wearing the same socks assures success as a rodeo participant
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19.1.16.4 : Rub chewed tobacco on horse or bull you're riding for luck
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19.1.16.5 : Clowns wearing red are better at protecting rider than other clowns
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19.1.16.6 : Yellow shirts bring bad luck
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19.1.16.7 : Hat band brings luck
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19.1.16.8 : Beads around horse's neck brings luck.
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19.1.16.9 : Tucking pants inside boots ensures luck.
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19.1.16.10 : Saddle own horse for luck
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19.1.16.11 : Making love to a black woman will bring luck
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19.1.16.12 : Washing pants will wash out luck.
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19.1.16.13 : Wearing pants beaten up in the night before a jack-pot ride will ensure success in the jack-pot ride.
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19.1.16.14 : Having a positive attitude ensures success
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19.1.16.15 : Wear the same shirt if you won in it, if not then change shirts
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19.1.16.16 : Never wear matching socks
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19.1.16.17 : If hat is laid on a bed what to do
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19.1.16.18 : Never put your change in your pockets for that may be all you win
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19.1.16.19 : Being the first one out at the rodeo will help you do better than if you were down the line
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19.1.16.20 : Jinx the other contestants by making an "X" in the dirt and spitting on it
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19.1.16.21 : A cowboy putting his hat on a bed means his girlfriend will end up pregnant and he will have to marry her.
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19.1.16.22 : Wear lucky scarf to do well at the rodeo
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19.1.17: Running, Jogging
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19.1.17.1 : Runners should wear jogging shorts to bed the night before a race
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19.1.17.2 : Avid runners experience a chemical "high" which makes them addicted to running
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19.1.17.3 : Runner wears charm to ensure luck.
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19.1.18: Skating Ice and Roller
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19.1.19: Skiing: Cross-country and Downhill
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19.1.19.1 : Never call last run before the run or an accident will occur
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19.1.19.2 : Skier yells creed every day to appease Sky Gods so they will make snow
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19.1.19.3 : When one snow skier's binding breaks, his ski goes on without him.
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19.1.19.4 : When a skier gets frightened he loses control
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19.1.19.5 : When it gets too dark or stormy, skier loses control
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19.1.19.6 : Careless or thoughtless people leave sitzmarks.
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19.1.19.7 : When a skier is dissatisfied with his equipment, he is frustrated going off jumps
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19.1.19.8 : Boots too large for a skier can lead to a broken leg
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19.1.19.9: When a snow skier goes out of control, he will hit a tree soon.
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19.1.19.10: A free flying, loose, long scarf can strangle a skier to death
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19.1.19.11: When a skier shows off, he will fall very soon afterwards
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19.1.20: Soccer
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19.1.20.1 : Imagining a goal being scored, prior to the game, ensures actually making the goal during the game
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19.1.20.2 : It is bad luck to shave before playing a soccer match
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19.1.20.3 : Listen to the same music and wear lucky number to do well during game
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19.1.20.4 : Wear clean uniform and don't step on the line for luck
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19.1.20.5 : Must wear sweatband for luck
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19.1.20.6 : Must get ready for a game in same order every time, use same cheers, and tie a knot for luck
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19.1.20.7 : Soccer team shouldn't wash their uniform until they lose for luck
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19.1.21: Swimming and Diving
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19.1.21.1 : Spit into goggles so they won't fog up.
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19.1.21.2 : Be first one in the pool to win race.
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19.1.21.3 : Swimmer wears special suit under team suit for luck
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19.1.21.4 : Getting on start block early brings bad luck
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19.1.21.5 : Must kiss puck, dump jug of home pool water into opposing team's pool, and don't shave legs for luck.
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19.1.21.6 : Must wait at least an hour after eating before you go swimming.
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19.1.21.7 : Don't shave legs until the night before the state or region meet.
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19.1.22: Tennis
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19.1.22.1 : Wearing white shows pureness of the game and sportsmanship of players
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19.1.22.2 : Pennies from birth year bring luck.
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19.1.22.3 : Wearing same sweater every game.
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19.1.22.4 : Dry off with towel only after one wins.
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19.1.23: Track and Field
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19.1.23.1 : To win a race, line shoes up against the wall the night before
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19.1.23.2 : Wear a special shirt for luck.
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19.1.23.3 : Wearing socks a specific way assures success in sports
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19.1.23.4 : Hold piece of broken discus for luck.
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19.1.23.5 : Runner listens to specific music before each race to do well
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19.1.23.6 : Bad luck to cross legs before a race.
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19.1.23.7 : Must eat 7 cookies, kiss tire, and count trucks to race well
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19.1.23.8 : Must say same cheer and sleep with flats the night before race in order to run well
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19.1.23.9 : Must eat pasta and sleep in flats night before. Also must wear shoe charm to run well
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19.1.23.10 : Girls will have luck if they do not shave their legs
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19.1.23.11 : Shave legs for positive state of mind and good luck
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19.1.24: Walking
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19.1.25: Water-skiing
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19.1.26: Gymnastics
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19.1.26.1 : Eating M&M's before meet brings luck
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19.1.26.2 : Grips ensure luck
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19.1.26.3 : Taping of ankles for meets brings luck
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19.1.26.4 : Place doll dressed as opposing team in locker
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19.1.26.5 : Do exactly the same movements, same thoughts, everything to make sure you do the skill right.
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19.1.26.6 : Have "on" days and "off" days to keep luck for the meet
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19.1.26.7 : Team prayer.
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19.1.26.8 : Self prayer to keep safe.
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19.1.26.9 : Keep Bible with you until you perform.
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19.1.27: Wrestling
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19.1.27.1 : Using old laces brings luck
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19.1.27.2 : Toss salt before match to ward off evil spirits (Japanese)
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19.1.0: Miscellaneous
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19.1.0.1 : Wearing the same clothing that was worn during the last victorious game ensures winning
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19.1.0.2 : Wearing specific numbers while playing certain games brings good luck
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19.1.0.3 : Cheerleader wears specific shorts for luck and protection
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19.1.0.4 : Use special paddle to ensure luck in ping pong
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19.1.0.5 : Cheerleader wears special necklace for luck and protection
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19.1.0.6 : All women who play sports are lesbian.
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19.1.0.7 : If girls win, boys lose (vice versa).
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19.1.0.8 : Use of certain hanger ensures luck.
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19.1.0.9 : Good luck rituals
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19.1.0.10 : If you spit in your hand before a game, you'll win
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19.1.0.11 : King's X is a way to be immune to tagging in a game of tag
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19.1.0.12 : Ways to determine the person who's "it" in a game of tag
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19.1.0.13 : Cheerleaders only shave one leg prior to competing for luck
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19.1.0.14 : For luck in volleyball, dress one foot then the other.
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19.1.0.15 : Wear the same shirt from last victory.
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19.1.0.16 : Pray for health not victory.
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19.1.0.17 : With new bike, let it fall to the ground by itself to avoid crashing with rider
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19.1.0.18 : Repeat the same exercise routine if the preceeding game was won
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19.1.0.19 : As a fan do the same routines as done previously if your team is winning
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19.1.0.20 : Volleyball season routine for good luck
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19.1.0.21 : Prayer said before sport games
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19.1.0.22 : Lucky wrist band
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19.2: Games
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19.2.1: Board games
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19.2.1.1 : Painted models play and sell better
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19.2.1.2 : Models punished for playing poorly are demoted
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19.2.2: Card Games (non-gambling)
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19.2.2.1 : Changing color or playing pieces ensures win, having lost previous game
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19.2.2.2 : One will have good luck at cards if the person sits in the same direction as the bathtub
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19.2.3: Gambling
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19.2.3.1 : One must wear lucky clothing to assure good luck while gambling
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19.2.3.2 : Women playing poker with men usually win the hands
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19.2.3.3 : When playing Black Jack, always sit in the "third base" seat to count cards
.1 (item)
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19.2.3.4 : When playing slots, add up serial numbers on the machine. If it adds up to a multiple of 7, it will loose.
.1 (item)
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19.2.3.5 : Wear glove so that "coin dust" doesn't come in contact with skin for good luck
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19.2.3.6 : Player has better luck with Black dealers than White
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19.2.3.7 : Luck goes with dealer player is winning against
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19.2.3.8 : When "doubling-down" in Black Jack, gambler should not look at card until dealer turns it over
.1 (item)
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19.2.3.9 : When playing slots, leave money in the pouch, it influences more to come out
.1 (item)
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19.2.3.10 : Face cards are of the Devil
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19.2.3.11 : Bad luck to say name or horse betted on before the race begins
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19.2.3.12 : Unlucky seven
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19.2.0: Leisure Activities- Recreation, Sports, Games
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19.2.4.1 : Breathing on low rolling dice warms them and makes them roll better numbers
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19.2.4.2 : A person only has a certain number of lucky rolls
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19.2.4.3 : Gamers' belief in "Dice Gods."
.1 (item)
1332
19.2.4.4 : Luck is lost if someone touches dice
.1 (item)
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19.2.4.5 : Making friends with dice will increase game performance
.1 (item)
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19.2.4.6 : When dice don't like the player, new dice are bought
.1 (item)
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19.2.4.7 : To punish dice that are playing poorly, they are put in a separate box or bag
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19.2.4.8 : Dice Luck
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19.2.0 : Miscellaneous, Leisure Activities
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19.2.0.1 : Four people can lift a seated person with only one finger after altering "aura."
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19.2.0.2 : Person to see car with one headlight says "paduto" and strikes the other
.1 (item)
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19.2.0.3 : Prank to play on youth that passes gas in public
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19.2.0.4 : "Greased Pig" a game played at county fairs
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19.2.0.5 : Playing "Pee Wee Slugs" with a friend on the sidewalk
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20:  TRAVELReturn to Top

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20.1: Time of Departure
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20.2: Meeting and Passing People
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20.2.1 : Passing cars who flash their lights means highway patrol ahead
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20.2.2 : PBad luck to pass someone in a stairway
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20.2.3 : Don't step over someone who is lying down unless you step back over.
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20.3: Meeting and Passing Animals
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20.3.1 : A black cat crossing your path means bad luck or an accident
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20.3.2 : A crow coming and chirping means you will have a visitor
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20.3.3 : If Animal bones are encountered on a trip they must be blessed in order to arrive to destination safely
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20.4: Meeting: Passing by, over, and around Inanimate Objects
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20.4.1 : Touch blue when you see a Texas license plate and you will see someone you like
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20.4.2 : When riding under a bridge or tunnel, hold your breath and make a wish
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20.4.3 : Various responses to encountering a headlight that is out
.10 (items)
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20.4.4 : Various responses when traveling over a cattle guard
.24 (items)
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20.4.5 : Various responses when driving through a yellow light
.14 (items)
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20.4.6 : When driving over railroad tracks, lift your feet
.28 (items)
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20.4.7 : Responses to seeing a Wycoff truck.
.13 (items)
144
20.4.8 : When driving over metal surfaces, pick your feet up, close your eyes, and touch your nose with your pinky finger.
.1 (item)
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20.4.9 : When going over railroad tracks, put your hand on the ceiling
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20.4.10: When going under an overpass, hold up the roof of the car
.1 (item)
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20.4.11: When going under a bridge say duck while you duck your head
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20.4.12: If you jump over the fence instead of walking through the gate, you will be cursed
.1 (item)
144
20.4.13: If you stumble, you have to go back around where you stumbled before you can go on
.1 (item)
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20.4.14: When crossing a railroad track lift feet off ground and place pinky on screw
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20.4.15: When crossing railroad tracks lift both feet and hold breath and make a wish
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20.5: Accident Prevention
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20.5.1 : Don't start a trip on Friday to avoid having accidents
.2 (items)
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20.5.2 : If an item is forgotten and returned for, pick up the item, sit in a chair, lift feet off floor, and count to ten before returning on trip to prevent accidents
.3 (items)
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20.5.3 : If a ship's bell is lost, the ship will be lost
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20.5.4 : When you see an ambulance go by, touch your nose and your toes to avoid being next
.1 (item)
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20.5.5 : Never give a specific arrival time.
.1 (item)
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20.5.6 : When drinking wine in a car each person must pop the cork or an accident will happen.
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20.5.7 : Shake hang glider before take off.
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20.6: Assurance of a Successful Trip
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20.0: Miscellaneous
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20.0.1 : If one drinks from the Colorado River, he/she will always return to Moab, Ut
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20.0.2 : First trip ritual to the Tetons
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20.0.3 : Accidents that happen annually and within four hours of each other.
.1 (item)
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20.0.4 : f you don't lift your feet as you cross over the Stateline then you will trip soon after you exit the car
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20.0.5 : Take the same coat on trips for security.
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21:  GOOD NEWS, BAD NEWSReturn to Top

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21.1: Good News, Bad News
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21.1.1 : Dropping a spoon means disappointment
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21.2 : GOOD LUCK
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21.2.1: If right-handed and stumble on your right leg it is a good omen
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22:  GOOD LUCK AND GOOD FORTUNEReturn to Top

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22.1: About Good Luck
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22.2: Bringers of Good Luck
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22.2.1 : ACTIVITIES
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22.2.1.1 : It is good luck to see and to wave at a chimney sweep and have him wave back
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22.2.1.2 : The order in which shoes are put on influences the good or bad luck of the day
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22.2.1.3 : To assure good luck, one should go out the same door of a house one came in
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22.2.1.4 : Crossing fingers can be good luck.
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22.2.1.5 : Good luck through day if one makes a swish after basketball practice
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1411
22.2.1.6 : Throw salt over your shoulder for good luck
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1411
22.2.1.7 : It is good luck on seeing the new moon to turn money and make a wish
.2 (items)
1411
22.2.1.8 : Finding a vehicle with only one headlight brings good luck
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22.2.1.9 : Fasting assures good luck at a horse race.
.1 (item)
1411
22.2.1.10 : Good luck to smoke the first cigarette in a package list
.1 (item)
1411
22.2.1.11 : Indian shooting a star on Tootsie Pop wrapper is good luck
.1 (item)
1411
22.2.1.12 : When a person must return to get something, make a cross and spit in the middle of it for good luck.
.1 (item)
1411
22.2.1.13 : Good luck to open cigarette package a certain way
.1 (item)
1411
22.2.1.14 : If you find an eyelash, hold it between your thumb and forefinger; pick the digit it sticks to and you'll have good luck
.2 (items)
1411
22.2.1.15 : When walking, if hit right foot will have good luck (if hit left foot will have bad luck)
.1 (items)
1411
22.2.1.16 : Knock on wood to continue having good luck
.1 (item)
1411
22.2.1.17 : Gather up a cup of snow and keep in ice box until Spring for good luck
.1 (item)
1411
22.2.1.18 : Hold breath while driving through tunnel for good luck
.1 (item)
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22.2.1.19 : While crossing a bridge, touch roof of car, hold breath, and close eyes for good luck
.2 (items)
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22.2.1.20 : While crossing railroad tracks, raise feet for good luck
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22.2.1.21 : Break a glass for good luck
.1 (item)
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22.2.1.22 : Hold breath while passing a cemetery for luck
.2 (items)
1411.1
22.2.1.23 : Touching the hump of a hunchback for good luck
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1411.1
22.2.1.24 : Move in a clockwise motion for luck.
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1411.1
22.2.1.25 : Tug coat tail three times for luck with performance
.1 (item)
1411.1
22.2.1.26 : When giving a purse as a gift, must put coins inside for receiver to have good luck
.1 (item)
1411.1
22.2.1.27 : While playing marbles, spit on the marble for good luck
.1 (item)
1411.1
22.2.1.28 : Throw horseshoe for good luck.
.2 (items)
1411.1
22.2.1.29 : Wear shirt inside out for good luck.
.1 (items)
1411.1
22.2.1.30 : Good luck to walk underneath a ladder before a rodeo
.1 (item)
1411.1
22.2.1.31 : Peacock feathers in the house are good luck
.1 (item)
1411.1
22.2.1.32 : A shooting star is good luck
.2 (items)
1411.1
22.2.1.33 : Listening to "Angel" by Sarah McLachlan before competition brings luck
.1 (item)
1411.1
22.2.1.34 : Swallow a certain amount of times before competing
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1411.1
22.2.1.35 : The fastest kid in a race is good luck.
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1411.1
22.2.1.36 : Turning your clothes inside-out brings you good luck
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1411.1
22.2.1.37 : Take a blarnery stone in your less dominant hand, stand on your head, and kiss it upside down for good luck
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1411.1
22.2.1.38 : Knocking on wood brings good luck.
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1411.1
22.2.1.39 : Spray performers with perfume for good luck.
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1411.1
22.2.1.40 : When a building is complete with no accidents to workers top it with a tree for future good luck.
.1 (item)
1411.1
22.2.1.41 : Routines are lucky.
.1 (item)
1411.1
22.2.1.42 : When passing a car with one headlight kiss your hand and hit the roof so you won't get in an accident.
.2 (items)
1411.1
22.2.1.43 : Kiss the yoke of the airplane before flying to insure a safe flight.
.1 (item)
1411.1
22.2.1.44 : If comb is dropped step on it before picking it up.
.1 (item)
1411.1
22.2.1.45 : Before lifting the mast of a sailboat put a silver dollar at its base.
.1 (item)
1411.1
22.2.1.46 : When you lose a tooth, throw it behind your back and your new tooth will be stonger.
.1 (item)
1411.1
22.2.1.47 : Honk at the lucky house to get luck.
.1 (item)
1411.1
22.2.1.48 : Candle holding for luck.
.1 (item)
1411.1
22.2.1.49 : Listening to "Garth Brooks Greatest Hits" brings good luck to hunters.
.1 (item)
1411.1
22.2.1.50 : Say something uplifting to others to bring good luck.
.1 (item)
1411.1
22.2.1.51 : Lousy dress rehearsal means a good performance.
.2 (items)
1411.1
22.2.1.52 : When taking a test cross your legs to help you pass it.
.2 (items)
1411.1
22.2.1.53 : Do not shave during finals week to succeed in exams.
.1 (item)
1411.1
22.2.1.54 : While driving in a car, the passengers must find a mail truck then a dog, this brings luck the next day.
.1 (item)
1411.1
22.2.1.55 : Spit on tool before use.
.1 (item)
1411.1
22.2.1.56 : Group "thumb stacking" before a performance.
.1 (item)
1411.1
22.2.1.57 : When you buy a new car, tie a red ribbon around the rear-view mirror to bring good luck.
.1 (item)
1411.1
22.2.1.58 : To see a new moon over your left shoulder brings good luck.
.1 (item)
1411.1
22.2.1.59 : Putting your name on your test last brings good luck.
.1 (item)
1411.1
22.2.1.60 : When running a red or yellow light touch the roof of your car
.1 (item)
1411.1
22.2.1.61 : Touch a screw when crossing railroad tracks
.1 (item)
1411.1
22.2.1.62 : When you spot a car with a headlight out, you must hit the roof of your car then the stearing wheel and the roof again
.1 (item)
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22.2.2 : ANIMALS, BIRDS AND INSECTS
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22.2.2.1 : Hearing the first cuckoo in spring is lucky
.1 (item)
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22.2.2.2 : White horses are good luck
.10 (items)
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22.2.2.3 : Good luck to be defecated on by a bird. (Iraq)
.2 (items)
1412
22.2.2.4 : Calico cats bring good luck
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1412
22.2.2.5 : Elephants with up-turned trunks are lucky.
.2 (items)
1412
22.2.2.6 : Seeing a roadrunner eating a snake is good luck
.1 (item)
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22.2.2.7 : Stamping hand when you see a white horse is good luck
.3 (items)
1412
22.2.2.8 : Seeing an eagle or hawk at the start of a camping trip is good luck
.1 (item)
1412
22.2.2.9 : When you see your first robin, lick and left fist for good luck
.1 (item)
1412
22.2.2.10 : If a stray or black cat enters house, let cat stay for good luck
.1 (item)
1412
22.2.2.11 : Crickets in the house mean good luck.
.1 (item)
1412
22.2.2.12 : Carrying the leg of a rabbit brings luck.
.1 (item)
1412
22.2.2.13 : Coyote crossing your path when the sun rises is good luck.
.1 (item)
1412
22.2.2.14 : A bug on the floor while newly weds dance is a sign of good luck.
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22.2.2.15 : Small spiders crawling on you is a sign of good luck.
.1 (item)
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22.2.3 : FOOD AND DRINK
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22.2.3.1 : A German confection (the "money shitter") was supposed to bring good financial luck
.1 (item)
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22.2.3.2 : Good luck to drink a beer before competitive events
.1 (item)
1413
22.2.3.3 : Eat 12 different samples of fruit cake in a certain time period for good luck
.1 (item)
1413
22.2.3.4 : Toothpicks in a cake bring good luck.
.1 (item)
1413
22.2.3.5 : Eating the point of a piece of pie brings good luck
.1 (item)
1413
22.2.3.6 : Eating black-eyed peas on New Year's Day brings good luck
.3 (items)
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22.2.3.7 : Cook ribs with sauerkraut New Year's Eve to eat it at midnight to start off the new year with good luck.
.1 (item)
1413
22.2.3.8 : Eat fortune cookie before you read it or it won't come true
.1 (item)
1413
22.2.3.9 : Patterns of good luck used on bread.
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1413
22.2.3.10 : Leave one bay leaf in beef stew and whoever gets it will have good luck.
.1 (item)
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22.2.4 : GOOD LUCK OBJECTS
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22.2.4.1 : Milk can that saved dog considered lucky.
.1 (item)
1414
22.2.4.2 : Horseshoes are good luck
.19 (items)
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22.2.4.3 : A four-leaf clover is good luck.
.12 (items)
1414
22.2.4.4 : Japanese dolls called Daruma San bring luck
.1 (item)
1414
22.2.4.5 : Using red dice brings good luck in a game.
.1 (item)
1414
22.2.4.6 : Good luck to have stem floating straight up in tea. (Japanese)
.1 (item)
1414
22.2.4.7 : Good luck to find a button with two eyes.
.1 (item)
1414
22.2.4.8 : Good luck to gather loops from shirts.
.1 (item)
1414
22.2.4.9 : Good luck to use lucky pencils on tests.
.2 (items)
1414
22.2.4.10 : Take text book to class to do well on test.
.1 (item)
1414
22.2.4.11 : Carry lucky paint brush everywhere with you.
.1 (item)
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22.2.5 : MONEY
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22.2.5.1 : Finding a penny is good luck
.17 (items)
1415
22.2.5.2 : For good luck, throw money into a new car.
.1 (item)
1415
22.2.5.3 : Finding money heads up brings luck.
.3 (items)
1415
22.2.5.4 : Indian head nickel brings good luck.
.1 (item)
1415
22.2.5.5 : Carry a coin for luck
.2 (items)
1415
22.2.5.6 : You will receive money when your eye flutters/moves very quickly
.1 (item)
1415
22.2.5.7 : If your right hand itches that means you will get some money that day.
.1 (item)
1415
22.2.5.8 : Change (pennies) in the shoes for good luck.
.2 (items)
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22.2.6 : NUMBERS
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22.2.6.1 : Palindrome numbers on bus or train tickets means good luck
.1 (item)
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22.2.6.2 : When birthday and age are the same, very lucky year
.1 (item)
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22.2.6.3 : Three is a lucky number
.1 (item)
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22.2.7 : RUBBING CERTAIN ITEMS BRINGS GOOD LUCK
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22.2.7.1 : Rubbing a red-head's head brings good luck
.1 (item)
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22.2.7.2 : Rubbing Buddha's belly brings good luck.
.1 (item)
1417
22.2.7.3 : Rubbing brass monkey's head in Mons, Belgium brings good luck
.1 (item)
1417
22.2.7.4 : Rubbing hands together after tracing several letters on the palm brings luck (Arab belief)
.1 (item)
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22.2.8 : SAYINGS
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22.2.8.1 : Saying, "Rabbit, rabbit, rabbit," the first day of each month brings luck for the month
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22.2.8.2 : When two children start saying something at the same time, one counts to ten and the other child must yell "Stop!" in order to have good luck
.1 (item)
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22.2.9 : SIGNS
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22.2.9.1 : Pennsylvania Dutch hex sign brings luck and good fortune
.1 (item)
1420
22.2.10 : WEARING CERTAIN ITEMS BRINGS LUCK
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1420
22.2.10.1 : Wearing a lucky hat brings good luck.
.3 (items)
1420
22.2.10.2 : Good luck is assured from wearing a special pair of socks
.2 (items)
1420
22.2.10.3 : Wearing jade brings good luck.
.1 (item)
1420
22.2.10.4 : Wearing turquoise brings good luck.
.1 (item)
1420
22.2.10.5 : Wearing the colors of the Irish brings good luck
.1 (item)
1420
22.2.10.6 : Wearing a lucky shirt
.2 (items)
1420
22.2.10.7 : Wearing lucky high school ring.
.1 (item)
1420
22.2.10.8 : Wearing the same swimming trunks because they are in good favor with mother ocean (surfer belief)
.1 (item)
1420
22.2.10.9 : Wearing a new pair of socks and hair ties
.1 (item)
1420
22.2.10.10 : Wearing a certain leotard the day before a gymnastics meet.
.1 (item)
1420
22.2.10.11 : Wearing lucky underwear.
.2 (items)
1420
22.2.10.12 : Wearing lucky toe ring
.1 (item)
1420
22.2.10.13 : Wear one red boot and one black for good luck
.1 (item)
1420
22.2.10.14 : The "Evil Eye" charm on a necklace wards off bad luck.
.1 (item)
1420
22.2.10.15 : Wear lucky shoes when luck is needed
.2 (items)
1420
22.2.10.16 : Wear favorite tie for good luck
.1 (item)
1420
22.2.10.17 : Wearing green baretts brings luck
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1420
22.2.10.18 : Wearing old dance tights brings luck
.1 (item)
1421
22.2.0 : MISCELLANEOUS
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22.2.0.1 : Keeping used pre-wrap and tape from wrists during bar rotation brings good luck (gymnastics belief).
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1421
22.2.0.2 : Blonde hair brings good luck (Japanese belief)
.1 (item)
1422
22.3: Charms, Lucky Pieces
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1422
22.3.1 : Elk teeth as good luck charms
.2 (items)
1422
22.3.2 : Two-dollar bill as good luck charm.
.1 (item)
1422
22.3.3 : Rabbit's foot as good luck charm.
.6 (items)
1422
22.3.4 : Silver coin as good luck charm
.1 (item)
1422
22.3.5 : Penny run over by train as good luck charm.
.1 (item)
1422
22.3.6 : Piece of Cross or holy relic is good luck charm
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1422
22.3.7 : Horseshoe nail is good luck
.1 (item)
1422
22.3.8 : Polished rock on chain is good luck.
.1 (item)
1422
22.3.9 : Pocket knife, polished rock and chestnut are good luck together
.1 (item)
1422
22.3.10 : Ti leaves folded in a specific way bring luck. (Hawaiian)
.1 (item)
1422
22.3.11 : St. Christopher charm brings good luck to surfers
.1 (item)
1422
22.3.12 : Ring passed from father to son brings good luck
.1 (item)
1422
22.3.13 : St. Mary pendant brings good luck.
.1 (item)
1422
22.3.14 : Stone found in head of sheeshead fish is considered a good luck charm
.2 (items)
1422
22.3.15 : Origami cranes bring good luck
.1 (item)
1422
22.3.16 : Ten of diamonds means great riches
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1422
22.3.17 : Seeing a straight pin/needle sticking up on the ground/floor is a good sign
.1 (item)
1423
22.4: Verbal Charms Ensuring Good Luck
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22.4.1 : "A nip and a punch for the first of the month" is supposed to bring luck
.1 (item)
1423
22.4.2 : "Lucky, lucky robin, one, two, three. Bring luck wherever I may be."
.2 (items)
1423
22.4.3 : "See a pin and pick it up..."
.12 (items)
1423
22.4.4 : "Ooat floota shinama goosa anama casa esa floo" brings luck to card players
.1 (item)
1423
22.4.5 : "Break a leg" for good luck in a performance.
.5 (items)
1423
22.4.6 : "Find a penny, pick it up..."
.4 (items)
1423
22.4.7 : “Lady bug, Lady bug, fly away home...”
.6 (items)
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22.4.8 : “Birdie, birdie, that I see...”
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22.0: Miscellaneous
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22.0.1 : To have a successful surgery, scheduling so you are released on Sunday is lucky
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22.0.2 : When initials spell out words it is considered good luck
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23:   BAD LUCKReturn to Top

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23.1: About Bad Luck
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23.1.1 : Bad luck comes in threes
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23.2: Bringers of Bad Luck
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23.2.1 : ACTIVITIES
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152
23.2.1.1 : Seeing or walking by two nuns.
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23.2.1.2 : It is bad luck to break a mirror.
.26 (items)
152
23.2.1.3 : It is bad luck to walk under a ladder.
.24 (items)
152
23.2.1.4 : It is bad luck to have the backs of chairs together
.1 (item)
152
23.2.1.5 : It is bad luck to pass a needle point first
.1 (item)
152
23.2.1.6 : It is bad luck to spill salt
.16 (items)
152
23.2.1.7 : Spilling wine before drinking it.
.1 (item)
152
23.2.1.8 : It is bad luck for two knives to cross.
.2 (items)
152
23.2.1.9 : It is bad luck to stand chopsticks in a bowl of cooked rice
.1 (item)
152
23.2.1.10 : When passing salt, it is bad luck if the salt shaker does not touch the table before being used
.2 (items)
152.1
23.2.1.11 : It is bad luck to step in a sidewalk square which is cracked (break mother's back)
.19 (items)
152.1
23.2.1.12 : It is bad luck to go back to get something that was forgotten
.5 (items)
152.1
23.2.1.13 : One should always view the new (full?) moon from over one's right shoulder to avoid an unlucky month.
.1 (item)
152.1
23.2.1.14 : Always return a weapon that was handed to you in the same position you received it to avoid bad luck
.1 (item)
152.1
23.2.1.15 : It is bad luck to light the last match in a book of matches
.5 (items)
152.1
23.2.1.16 : Tearing wrapping paper on a gift is bad luck
.1 (item)
152.1
23.2.1.17 : Rocking an empty rocking chair with one's foot brings bad luck
.3 (items)
152.1
23.2.1.18 : It is bad luck to tear up pictures of self or loved ones
.1 (item)
152.1
23.2.1.19 : Two different pairs of shaking hands should not cross each other; it is omen of bad luck
.2 (items)
152.1
23.2.1.20 : If you don't spit in the toilet when you're done, your penis will fall off
.1 (item)
152.1
23.2.1.21 : Crossing a rope whose ends are not visible is bad luck
.1 (item)
152.1
23.2.1.22 : Bad luck to turn back after saying good-bye
.1 (item)
152.1
23.2.1.23 : Walking by someone sweeping out their front door is bad luck
.1 (item)
152.1
23.2.1.24 : Bad luck to sleep in grain mill in Southern Utah
.1 (item)
152.1
23.2.1.25 : Bad luck to sing before breakfast.
.4 (items)
152.1
23.2.1.26 : Different colors of lunch trays are unlucky
.1 (item)
152.1
23.2.1.27 : Playing with crutches is bad luck.
.1 (item)
152.1
23.2.1.28 : You can cause bad luck for another by writing his/her name on a piece of paper and putting it in the freezer.
.1 (item)
152.1
23.2.1.29 : It is an omen of bad luck when a window blind suddenly flaps up
.1 (item)
152.1
23.2.1.30 : Signs of nature such as fox fires are signs of bad luck
.1 (item)
152.1
23.2.1.31 : A twitch in the right eye is a sign of bad luck
.1 (item)
152.1
23.2.1.32 : When a door closes without an apparent reason is a sign of bad luck
.1 (item)
152.1
23.2.1.33 : If you hang a horseshoe upside down, the luck will run out
.3 (items)
152.1
23.2.1.34 : Raise feet when driving over railroad tracks otherwise you will inherit bad luck
.3 (items)
152.1
23.2.1.35 : If you walk past a cemetery on Halloween, then you will have bad luck next year
.1 (item)
152.2
23.2.1.36 : If you get a quirk chill and shiver, then bad luck is coming
.1 (item)
152.2
23.2.1.37 : The plant, Wandering Jew, is bad luck.
.5 (items)
152.2
23.2.1.38 : To pass another person in a stairwell is bad luck
.1 (item)
152.2
23.2.1.39 : To look at the moon through a window is bad luck
.2 (items)
152.2
23.2.1.40 : Shaking a tablecloth after dark is bad luck
.1 (item)
152.2
23.2.1.41 : If dog eats your tooth, you will have bad luck
.1 (item)
152.2
23.2.1.42 : If you tell your dream before breakfast, you will have bad luck
.2 (items)
152.2
23.2.1.43 : If you dream of smoke, you will have bad luck
.1 (item)
152.2
23.2.1.44 : Crossing the street at midnight brings bad luck
.1 (item)
152.2
23.2.1.45 : Walking along a picket fence brings bad luck
.1 (item)
152.2
23.2.1.46 : Whistling in a dressing room before a performance bad luck
.1 (item)
152.2
23.2.1.47 : Cutting toenails brings bad luck.
.1 (item)
152.2
23.2.1.48 : Bad luck for to sweep under a bar stool while a person is seated
.1 (item)
152.2
23.2.1.49 : Bad luck to try on someone's engagement or wedding ring
.2 (items)
152.2
23.2.1.50 : Bad luck to eat the point of a pie.
.1 (item)
152.2
23.2.1.51 : Popcorn in or around the rodeo is bad luck
.1 (item)
152.2
23.2.1.52 : Peanuts in or around the rodeo is bad luck
.1 (item)
152.2
23.2.1.53 : If you drop a pair of scissors and they stick in the ground is bad luck
.1 (item)
152.2
23.2.1.54 : Bad luck for someone to know your real name
.1 (item)
152.2
23.2.1.55 : Working a holiday will bring bad luck.
.1 (item)
152.2
23.2.1.56 : Splitting a pole is bad luck.
.2 (items)
152.2
23.2.1.57 : Bad luck to have a woman on board a boat or ship.
.1 (item)
152.2
23.2.1.58 : Rain on your wedding day is considered bad luck.
.1 (item)
152.2
23.2.1.59 : Albino plant or flower brings bad luck.
.1 (item)
152.2
23.2.1.60 : Knives for a wedding gift is bad luck.
.4 (items)
152.2
23.2.1.61 : Returning salt or anything in the place of salt to a neighbor brings bad luck.
.1 (item)
152.2
23.2.1.62 : The receiver of scissors as a present will have bad luck.
.1 (item)
152.2
23.2.1.63 : White walnut bark pulled up instead of down causes the laxative to work backwards.
.1 (item)
152.2
23.2.1.64 : Women entering coal mines is back luck.
.1 (item)
152.2
23.2.1.65 : Bad luck if rake falls with its tooth upwards.
.1 (item)
152.2
23.2.1.66 : Face cards are evil.
.1 (item)
152.2
23.2.1.67 : Constant eye contact throughout a toast or you will have 7 years of bad sex (German Tradition).
.1 (item)
152.2
23.2.1.68 : If you step on the circle of the sidewalk contractor you will turn into a skunk.
.2 (items)
152.2
23.2.1.69 : There is an ancient Indian curse on burial ground at Rocky Point causes anyone who builds on, or tries to maintain it, to have bad luck.
.1 (item)
152.2
23.2.1.70 : Removing lava rock from where the Hawaiian Goddess Madam Pele places it brings bad luck.
.1 (item)
152.2
23.2.1.71 : Pitching Christmas tree over the bluff before New Year's Day causes rotten luck on the lakefront of Lake Michigan.
.1 (item)
152.2
23.2.1.72 : Cover mirrors during a thunder and lightning storm or the lightning will strike the mirror.
.1 (item)
152.2
23.2.1.73 : A lost wedding ring brings bad luck the rest of your life.
.1 (item)
152.2
23.2.1.74 : Cutting guitar strings brings bad luck.
.1 (item)
152.2
23.2.1.75 : If a broom is dropped it is bad luck.
.1 (item)
152.2
23.2.1.76 : Step in a hole you'll break your mother's sugar bowl.
.2 (items)
152.2
23.2.1.77 : Knocking cards off the table when you cut is a bad sign.
.1 (item)
152.2
23.2.1.78 : When people are drinking port, never pass to the right, always pass to the right.
.1 (item)
152.2
23.2.1.79 : Unwise to cross your toes for good luck for it gives you the opposite.
.1 (item)
152.2
23.2.1.80 : Do not throw burnt bread out.
.1 (item)
152.2
23.2.1.81 : Green in the devil's color.
.1 (item)
153
23.2.2 : ANIMALS, BIRDS, BUGS, AND SPIDERS
BoxFolder
153
23.2.2.1 : A coyote or fox to crossing one's trail.
.3 (items)
153
23.2.2.2 : A black cat to cross one's path.
.34 (items)
153
23.2.2.3 : Killing a spider brings bad luck.
.3 (items)
153
23.2.2.4 : Keepin