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KING OF THE MOUNTAIN

SEVERAL PERSONS GET A RAFT IN THE WATER OR SOME
FLOATING (LARGE) OBJECT. THEN ONE PERSON GETS
IN ONE CORNER AND ANOTHER PERSON GETS IN THE OTHER
CORNER, AND THEY TRY TO PUSH ONE PERSON OFF THE RAFT,
IF THIS PERSON CAN STAY ON THE RAFT HE IS KING,
IF HE GETS PUSHED OFF, THEN THE ONE WHO PUSHES HIM
GETS TO BE KING.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT ; QUEEN OF HEAVEN SCHOOL

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Racing Chasing Fighting

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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KICK THE CAN

ONE PERSON COUNTS TO FIFTY AND ALL THE OTHER PLAYERS
HIDE. ONE PLAYER TRIES TO KICK THE CAN BEFORE THE
PERSON COUNTING TAGS HIM. IF THIS PLAYER IS ABLE
TO KICK THE CAN WITHOUT BEING CAUGHT, THE SAME COUNTER
MUST START OVER AGAIN. THIS CONTINUES UNTIL SOME ONE
IS CAUGHT AND A NEW MEMBER GETS TO (BE) THE COUNTER.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT ; QUEEN OF HEAVEN SCHOOL

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Special Object or Implement

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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STEP ON A NAIL, YOU BREAK YOUR TAIL!

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT ; QUEEN OF HEAVEN SCHOOL

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

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RIDDLE

WHAT IS THE LONGEST WORD IN THE WORLD?
RUBBER, BECAUSE IT STRETCHES!

Where learned: QUEEN OF HEAVEN SCHOOL

Keyword(s): HUMOR

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: NOT GIVEN BY COLLECTOR

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