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IF YOU LOSE A BASEBALL OR ANYTHING OUTDOORS, SPIT
ON YOUR HAND AND THEN SLAP DOWN ON THAT HAND WITH
THE OTHER. YOU WILL FIND THE LOST ARTICLE IN THE
DIRECTION OF THE LARGEST SPLASH OF THE SPITTLE.

Submitter comment: FROM CHILDHOOD PEERS, PORTAGE, PENNSYLVANIA.

Where learned: PENNSYLVANIA ; MICHIGAN ; DETROIT ; PORTAGE

James Callow Keyword(s): POSITION DIRECTION

Subject headings: Prediction / Divination
BELIEF -- Body part Senses Hands, palms, fingernails

Date learned: 08-00-1964

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TAKE TWO LETTERS FROM A FIVE LETTER WORD AND
HAVE ONE LEFT.
TAKE S AND T FROM STONE AND HAVE ONE.

Where learned: INDIANA ; PORTAGE

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- True Riddle

Date learned: 10-00-1971

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WHAT GETS BIGGER THE MORE YOU CONTRACT IT?
DEBTS.

Where learned: INDIANA ; PORTAGE

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- True Riddle

Date learned: 10-00-1971

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WHAT WILL BE YESTERDAY AND WAS TOMORROW?
TODAY.

Where learned: INDIANA ; PORTAGE

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- True Riddle

Date learned: 10-00-1971

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WHAT RELATION IS THE DOORMAT TO THE DOOR STEP?
STEP FATHER.

Where learned: INDIANA ; PORTAGE

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- True Riddle

Date learned: 10-00-1971

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WHAT DOES A GIRL LOOK FOR THAT SHE DOWN'T WANT TO
FIND?
A RUN IN HER STOCKING.

Where learned: INDIANA ; PORTAGE

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- True Riddle

Date learned: 10-00-1971

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WHY IS "O" THE NOISIEST VOWEL?
ALL THE OTHER VOWELS ARE INAUDIBLE. (AU CIRCLED)

Where learned: INDIANA ; PORTAGE

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- True Riddle

Date learned: 10-00-1971

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WHEN IS ONION SOUP SURE TO RUN OUT OF THE SOUP
PLATE?
WHEN THERE'S A LEAK IN THEM. (LEEK)

Where learned: INDIANA ; PORTAGE

Keyword(s): PUN ; VEGETABLE

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- True Riddle

Date learned: 10-00-1971

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WHY DOES A BLOW LEAVE A BLUE MARK WHEN IT'S OVER?
BECAUSE THE PAST OF BLOW IS BLEW.

WHAT KIND OF HEN LAYS THE LONGEST.
A DEAD ONE.

WHEN HAS A FARMER THE BEST CHANCE TO SEE HIS PIGS?
WHEN HE HAS A STY IN HIS EYE.

Where learned: INDIANA ; PORTAGE

Keyword(s): PUN

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 10-00-1971

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