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CURE FOR KIDNEY TROUBLE:
IF YOU DRINK OIL FROM EGGS, LITTLE BY LITTLE YOU WILL GET WELL.
IT'S ALSO GOOD FOR A HEALTHY PERSON TO DRINK IT TO PREVENT
FROM THIS ILLNESS.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE ; JAPAN, ASSUMED

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

Date learned: 09-25-1977

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CURE OF TOOTHACHE:
WHEN PEOPLE HAVE A TOOTHACHE THEY USUALLY BRUSH THEIR TEETH
WITH SALT AND IT SOFTENS THE ACHE.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE ; JAPAN, ASSUMED

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Body part Senses Mouth, teeth, lips, tongue
BELIEF -- Mineral
BELIEF -- Method of Curing

Date learned: 09-25-1977

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TO PREDICT WEATHER OF NEXT DAY, CHILDREN TOSS A SHOE
SINGING, "I WISH TOMORROW WILL BE FINE!" WHEN THE SHOE
FALL ON GROUND SHOWING THE FACE IT WILL BE FINE, BUT
WHEN SHOWING THE BACK IT WILL BE RAIN. IN THE CASE THAT
IT IS LAID ON ITS SIDE, IT WILL BE CLOUDY.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE ; JAPAN, ASSUMED

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Weather sign or control
BELIEF -- Measure of time WeekDayHour
BELIEF -- Use of Object

Date learned: 09-25-1977

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LAY TWO MATCHES END TO END, LIGHT ONE END. IF IT STAY LIT
ALL THE WAY TO THE OPPOSITE END OF THE OTHER MATCH, LOVE
WILL COME.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE ; JAPAN, ASSUMED

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

Date learned: 09-20-1977

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WHEN BAMBOOS HAVE WHITE FLOWERS, IT'S A SIGN OF DISASTER.
BAMBOOS HAVE WHITE FLOWERS ONCE EVERY SIXTY YEARS AND
WITHER ALL OF THEM ONCE EVERY THIRTY YEARS. FOUR YEARS AGO
(1973) ALL OF THE WHITE FLOWERS WITHERED AND AT THAT YEAR
WE HAD AN UNUSUAL TYPHOON SEASON. THIS YEAR (1977) IN SOME
PLACES BAMBOOS HAD FLOWERS AND IN SOME PLACES THEY WITHERED.
AT THE SAME TIME USE VOLCANO EXPLODED ON AUGUST 3rd AND THE
CITY NEAR THE VOLCANO WAS COMPLETELY RUINED. THE EXPLOSION
OF VOLCANOES HAPPEN PERIODICALLY ONCE EVERY THIRTY YEARS
AND IN EACH CASES BAMBOO TREES HAVE WHITE FLOWERS.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE ; JAPAN, ASSUMED

Subject headings: Observation
BELIEF -- Weather sign or control
BELIEF -- Wind Whirlwind Hurricane Cyclone Tornado
BELIEF -- Formation
BELIEF -- Plant
BELIEF -- Measure of time Year
BELIEF -- Number P686.1.30
BELIEF -- Number P686.1.60

Date learned: 10-10-1977

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