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WHEN A HOCKEY PLAYER IS IN A SLUMP
HE CAN CURE THIS BY APPLYING TOBACCO JUICE
TO THE BLADE OF HIS HOCKEY STICK.

Submitter comment: ALEX DELVECCIO HAD NOT SCORED IN THE FIRST HALF OF THE SEASON.
APPLYING OF THE CURE IN THE SECOND HALF WORKED. HE SCORED 20 GOALS.

Where learned: TOLD ON ; TV INTERVIEW

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Magic of Speech, Sign, Color

Date learned: 00-00-1970

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THE WHITE WOMAN

AT MIDNIGHT ON CERTAIN NIGHTS, A GHOSTLY APPARITION
OF A WOMAN IN WHITE WILL APPEAR AT THE BRIDGE ON
TANGLEWOOD DRIVE ON BELLE ISLE.

Submitter comment: THIS WAS TOLD TO ME ONE DARK NIGHT BY SOMEONE WHO
CLAIMS TO HAVE ACTUALLY SEEN THE WOMAN IN WHITE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; BELLE ISLE ; TOLD ON ; SPRING

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Ghost Spirit Phantom Specter

Date learned: 00001972 SPRING

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AN IRISH NAME WHICH IS POPULAR IN CANADA FOR A SPOILED BRAT, CRY
BABY, OR POUTER IS "SUCKEY BABY."

Where learned: TOLD ON ; CAMPING TRIP

Subject headings: Person / Nickname

Date learned: 09-00-1969

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WHEN ASKED WHERE AND HOW BIG HIS HOME TOWN WAS, HE ANSWERED,
"ITS JUST ABOUT TWO MILES BEYOND 'RESUME SPEED'."

Where learned: TOLD ON ; "THE JOHNNY BENCH SHOW"

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Formula

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