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FOOD BELIEF

CUCUMBERS CONTAIN A MILD POISON THAT CAN MAKE YOU SICK. WHEN
YOU START TO PEEL ONE, AFTER SLICING OFF ONE END, RUB THE TWO
CUT EDGES TOGETHER IN CIRCLES. THIS DRAWS OUT THE POISON.

Submitter comment: MY GRANDMOTHER WAS RIGHT. THE CUCUMBER DOES TASTE BETTER, AT LEAST.

Where learned: MONTANA ; MISSOULA

Subject headings: Food Drink -- Manner of preparation
Food Drink -- Plant food Vegetable
BELIEF -- Plant

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IF A BRIDE EATS AN ORANGE ON HER WEDDING DAY, THE NUMBER OF SEEDS
INSIDE WILL BE THE NUMBER OF CHILDREN SHE WILL HAVE.

Where learned: MONTANA ; MISSOULA

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Plant
BELIEF -- Marriage
BELIEF -- Use of Object

Date learned: 04-17-1971

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I AM ALWAYS GLAD TO GET THE BACK OF A CHICKEN TO EAT IF IT HAS
THE LITTLE BIT OF TAIL ATTACHED. I CALL IT THE POPES NOSE AND ITS
GOOD FOR ONE WISH.

Where learned: MONTANA ; MISSOULA

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Prayer
SPEECH -- Folk Name for Animal

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