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IF YOU PULL ONE WHITE HAIR OUT OF YOUR HEAD, TWO WILL GROW
BACK.

Where learned: KANSAS ; WICHITA

Subject headings: 686 Properties attributed to specific numbers or numerals individually.
686 Seconds / Twice / Two
BELIEF -- Body part Senses Hair, on head, mustache, widow's peak

Date learned: UNKNOWN

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WHEN OPENING WEDDING OR BRIDAL SHOWER GIFTS, EVERY RIBBON
OR STRING YOU BREAK IS SUPPOSED TO REPRESENT A FUTURE CHILD
FROM YOUR MARRIAGE.

Where learned: KANSAS ; WICHITA

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Marriage Breaking of

Date learned: CAN'T REMEMBER

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HUMOR

THAT WENT OVER LIKE A LEAD BALLOON.

Where learned: KANSAS ; WICHITA

Keyword(s): IRONY

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Comparison

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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HUMOR

THAT WENT OVER LIKE A PREGNANT POLE VAULTER.

Where learned: KANSAS ; WICHITA

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Comparison

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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HUMOR

THAT'S AS FUNNY AS A PAY TOILET IN A DIARRHEA WARD.

Where learned: KANSAS ; WICHITA

Keyword(s): BLACK HUMOR

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Comparison

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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IT IS BAD LUCK FOR THE COUPLE, IF THE BRIDE SEES HER
HUSBAND-TO-BE BEFORE THE CEREMONY ON THE DAY OF THE
WEDDING.

Where learned: KANSAS ; WICHITA

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Marriage Separation before wedding
BELIEF -- Bad luck Crucial moment of life

Date learned: 09-28-1973

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IF A SINGLE GIRL DOESN'T HOLD HER BREATH WHEN PASSING A
CEMETARY, HER BOYFRIEND WILL DIE BEFORE THEY MARRY.

Where learned: KANSAS ; WICHITA

James Callow Keyword(s): CEMETERY

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Street Trip Relations between relatives, friends, host and guest Social class Rank
BELIEF -- Marriage
BELIEF -- Death Funeral Burial
BELIEF -- Means of Causing or Avoiding Illness

Date learned: 02-02-1970

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