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WHILE BOB WAS VISITING IN PENNSYLVANIA HE HEARD A TALE
ABOUT A HILL AND IF YOU DROVE YOUR CAR UP THE HILL AND
STOPPED JUST BEFORE THE TOP, PUT YOUR CAR IN NEUTRAL
AND GOT OUT OF THE CAR, THE CAR WOULD NOT ROLL BACK
AS IT SHOULD. SO BOB DECIDED TO GO AND TRY IT FOR HIMSELF.
IT WORKED! MANY SCIENTISTS HAVE GONE THERE AND TRIED
TO FIGURE OUT WHAT MAKES THIS HAPPEN AND NO ONE
CAN EXPLAIN IT.

Submitter comment: HE IS MY STEPFATHER

Where learned: WHILE VISITING RELATIVES

Keyword(s): UNEXPLAINABLE

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- B479

Date learned: 00-00-1984

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ARABIC MARRIAGE CUSTOM

THE OLDEST UNCLE OF THE BRIDE DECIDES HER HUSBAND AND THE
UNCLE OR FATHER OF THE GROOM GOES TO THE BRIDE'S HOUSE
AND ASKS HER UNCLE FOR PERMISSION FOR THE TWO OF THEM
TO BE MARRIED.

Submitter comment: SHE DOES NOT KNOW IF THIS IS STILL PRACTICED.

Where learned: WHILE VISITING RELATIVES

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage

Date learned: 00-00-1974 ; 11-00-1987

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