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HEALTH BELIEF

IF YOU EAT A PIECE OF GARLIC AND SOME HONEY ON CHRISTMAS EVE, YOU
YOU WON'T BE ILL FOR THE NEXT YEAR.

Where learned: UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN ; TOLD AT INFORMANTS DORM ; COUZENS HALL

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- December 24 Christmas Eve Predictions
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- December 24 Christmas Eve Table setting and clearing

Date learned: 03-10-1970

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DIRTY RIDDLE

Q. WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A CIRCUS AND A BURLESQUE SHOW?
A. A CIRCUS IS A COLLECTION OF CUNNING STUNTS, WHILE A BURLESQUE SHO
IS A COLLECTION OF STUNNING...

Submitter comment: TOLD MANY TIMES ON MY DORMITORY HALLWAY, THE LAST WORD IS LEFT TO TH
IMAGINATION AND RHYMING OF THE READER.

Where learned: DORMITORY ; UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question
Filter - Mature Content

Date learned: 00-00-1976

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IF YOU DON'T PAY FOR SHOES RIGHT AWAY, THEY WILL
SQUEAK.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN ; ANN ARBOR

Subject headings: Observation

Date learned: 03-10-1970

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WHEN A VIRGIN GRADUATES FROM EASTERN UNIVERSITY, THE
WATER TOWER WILL CRUMBLE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN ; ANN ARBOR

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Product or activity of man or animal P477.12

Date learned: 03-10-1970

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EVERY TIME A VIRGIN WALKS BY THE LIONS, STATUES ON THE
UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN CAMPUS, THE LIONS ROAR.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN ; ANN ARBOR

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Product or activity of man or animal P477.12

Date learned: 03-10-1970

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IF YOU STEP ON THE "M"--A CEMENT LETTER IN THE MAIN
SQUARE OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN CAMPUS--BEFORE
YOU TAKE YOUR FIRST BLUE BOOK EXAM, YOU WILL FAIL IT.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN ; ANN ARBOR

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Product or activity of man or animal P477.12

Date learned: 03-10-1970

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THERE ARE TWO STONE STATUES OF LIONS ON EITHER SIDE
OF THE STEPS IN FRONT OF THE U. OF M. LIBRARY. IT
IS SAID THAT IF A GIRL IS A VIRGIN, WHEN SHE WALKS
UP THESE STEPS, THE LIONS WILL ROAR.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT ; UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN ; ANN ARBOR ; STUDENT

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Product or activity of man or animal P477.12

Date learned: 09-19-1969

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IF YOU ARE HURT, WHATEVER AILMENT YOU HAVE WILL BE HEALED
BEFORE YOU ARE MARRIED TWICE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN ; ANN ARBOR

Subject headings: 686 Seconds / Twice / Two
BELIEF -- Number

Date learned: 03-10-1970

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