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CURE FOR JAUNDICE

GO TO A HINDU PRIEST
WHO WILL PERFORM A RELIGIOUS CEREMONY.
HE DANCES AROUND THE PATIENT,
TAKES THEIR HAND, AND WASHES IT
IN LIMEWATER TO CLEANSE IT.
THE DISEASE SHOULD THEN QUICKLY DISAPPEAR

Where learned: ON THE PHONE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Method of Curing

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LUCK (COLLECTOR'S TITLE) ; BAD LUCK: INSECT (CLASSIFIER'S TITLE)

UNLUCKY TO KILL A SPIDER OR LADY BUG.

Submitter comment: CAN'T REMEMBER WHERE LEARNED

Where learned: ON THE PHONE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Bad luck P882.33

Date learned: 10-02-1967

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TO PLEDGE THE SIGMA RO FRATERNITY AT HENRY FORD HIGH SCHOOL,
THE YOUNG MAN MUST DRINK A QUART OF SAUERKRAUT JUICE.

Where learned: ON THE PHONE

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Initiation rite Hazing

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IF YOU HEAR DOGS HOWLING IN THE NIGHT, IT IS A
PREMONITION THAT YOU WILL HAVE A STREAK OF BAD
LUCK FOR AN INDEFINITE PERIOD OF TIME.

Where learned: ON THE PHONE

Subject headings: Observation
BELIEF -- Bad luck P882.31

Date learned: 09-17-1969

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