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PUT SOME FLAVORING ON THE GUMS FOR A TOOTHACHE.

Submitter comment: FLAVORING IS A BAKING EXTRACT.

Where learned: ALABAMA ; WAUGH

Keyword(s): REMEDY

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Body part Senses
BELIEF -- Remedy

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IF YOU EXPERIENCE EXCESSIVE GAS DURING PREGNANCY YOUR BABY
WILL HAVE THICK HAIR.

Submitter comment: BIRTH
PREGNANT WOMEN EXPERIENCE GAS WHILE PREGNANT; SCIENTIFIC
FACT

Where learned: ALABAMA ; WAUGH

Subject headings: Spirit / Mind / Body
BELIEF -- Body part Senses
BELIEF -- Birth

Date learned: 10-20-1984

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IF YOU EAT BAKING SODA AND WATERMELON YOU WILL DIE.

Submitter comment: BAKING SODA IS USED TO CURE A STOMACH ACHE.
OFTEN, PEOPLE GET STOMACH ACHES AFTER EATING A LOT OF
WATERMELON.
IF YOU GET A STOMACH ACHE AFTER EATING WATERMELON, USE
ANOTHER REMEDY INSTEAD OF BAKING SODA.
MY INFORMANT'S GRANDFATHER FIRMLY BELIEVES THIS BECAUSE
HE KNEW SOMEONE WHO DIED AFTER EATING BAKING SODA AND
WATERMELON.

Where learned: ALABAMA ; WAUGH

Subject headings: Food Drink -- Plant food Fruit
BELIEF -- Death Funeral Burial

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IF YOU EAT A LOT OF CORNBREAD WHEN YOU ARE YOUNG, YOU
WILL NOT GET ULCERS WHEN YOU GET OLDER.

Submitter comment: MY INFORMANT'S GRANDFATHER FIRMLY BELIEVES THIS.

Where learned: ALABAMA ; WAUGH

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Means of Causing or Avoiding Illness

Date learned: 11-09-1984

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