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Hot dogs

The belief: “You can only eat 2 hotdogs per year, because they take a long time to digest.” The informant is my sister, a sophomore in high school. She does not remember where she heard this, but she claims that she hasn’t eaten a hotdog since 2012. She told me, “I save my 2 hotdogs… Continue Reading »

Don’t Swim After Eating

The belief: “If go swimming after you eat, you’ll drown.”   The informant doesn’t remember where he heard this rumor, but he thinks it was probably from a friend’s mother during his childhood. He doesn’t think it’s true now, though. In my opinion, I think this is a popular statement told to children by their… Continue Reading »