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A wild bird flying into one's house portends ill luck, possibly even death.
Chewing gum takes seven years to pass through the human digestive system.
Custom allows marriage-minded gals to propose to their boyfriends on February 29.
Friday the 13th is a day fraught with peril.*
Hair grows back darker or thicker after it has been shaved.
Those who go swimming less than one hour after eating will be taken by a cramp and drown.
Even in the most crowded of rooms, an inexplicable silence will invariably strike conversationalists at twenty past the hour.
Home remedies to repel mosquitoes are effective ways to defend yourself from West Nile Virus.
An effective cure for warts is to have someone "buy" them from you.
A bar of soap between the bedsheets will prevent leg cramps.
A compendium of menstrual superstitions.*
Cut flowers and potted plants suck the oxygen from sickrooms.
A good way to remove an embedded tick is to swab liquid soap on it.
Earthquakes are most likely to happen when the weather is hot and dry.
Storing batteries in a refrigerator or freezer will improve their performance.
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