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Using a string and piece of string to predict the gender of a baby

Main Piece Informant: So you put a ring on a string. You loop it and then you hang it in front of the pregnant woman by her stomach-but don’t let it touch the stomach. If it motions sideways then it means it is a girl, but if it motions front and back it is supposed… Continue Reading »

Splitting Poles and Friendship

Transcription Collector: So yeah, I remember when we were hanging out that you, like, had us walk around the poles if we both went on opposite sides of it. Is that something you do with everyone or, like, how did you learn that? Informant: Yeah! So, when I was in sixth or seventh grade, my… Continue Reading »

Birthday Candles Prediction

Text: P: If you blow out the candles, the amount of times you, it takes for you to blow out the candles is how many children you’re going to have J: Wow P: Oh wait, that means you’re going to have one child, cause you blew once  M: Nooo. J: See I thought you were… Continue Reading »

Lemon

Form of Folklore: Game Informant Bio: The informant was born in Yerevan, Armenia, moved to Moscow, Russia at six months, then to Detroit Michigan at age three. Since she was five years old, she was raised in Glendale, California. Most of the folklore she knows is from her mother (passing down traditions she learned) and… Continue Reading »