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10 Superstitions About Death

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  • Lidz, Franz. "The Paper Chase." The New York Times. Oct. 26, 2003.
  • Morse, Paul. "Welland man dies after being trapped in storm sewer." Thespec.com. Feb. 24, 2006.http://www.thespec.com/news/article/330908
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