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Group No. 253


X. Humor

Group No.

X1600 – X1699

Group name

Lies about weather and climate


X1600. Lies about weather and climate.
X1602. Lie: year with two summers and no winter. Canada: Baughman.
X1603. Lie: year with two winters and no summer. It is winter all summer and in fall it gets colder. Canada, U.S.: *Baughman.
X1605. Lie: mixed weather: summer in one spot and winter in another nearby. Canada, U.S.: *Baughman.
X1606. Lies about changes in weather.
X1606.1. Lies about quick change from cold to warm. Canada, U.S.: *Baughman.
X1606.2. Lies about quick change in weather from warm to cold. U.S.: *Baughman.
X1606.2.1. Man freezes to saddle. Must be thawed out by the stove. (First ed. X924.) Pauli (ed. Bolte) No. 746.
X1610. Lies about winds and storms.
X1611. Lies about the wind. Canada, U.S.: *Baughman.
X1611.1. Lies about big wind (cyclone, tornado). Canada, U.S.: *Baughman.
X1620. Lies about cold weather. U.S.: *Baughman.
X1623. Lies about freezing. (Cf. X1606.2.1.) U.S.: *Baughman.
X1623.1. Lie: shadow freezes. Canada, U.S.: *Baughman.
X1623.2. Lie: words freeze. Canada, U.S.: *Baughman.
X1623.2.1. Lie: frozen words thaw out in the spring. Canada, U.S.: *Baughman.
X1623.3. Lie: flame freezes: startling results. U.S.: *Baughman.
X1630. Lies about hot weather. U.S.: *Baughman.
X1633. Lie: effect of heat on animals.
X1633.1. Lie: weather so hot that corn pops in fields, animals freeze to death thinking it has snowed. U.S.: *Baughman.
X1640. Lies about dry weather.
X1642. Lie: clouds beaten by man until they promise to water his crops thrice daily. India: Thompson-Balys.
X1643. Lie: how dry weather affects animals. Canada, U.S.: *Baughman.
X1643.1. Lie: bullfrogs several years old cannot swim – have never had water to learn in. Canada, U.S.: *Baughman.
X1650. Lies about precipitation and dampness.
X1651. Lies about fog. U.S.: *Baughman.
X1651.1. Lie: shingling the fog. Man shingling building during thick fog shingles several feet of fog when he gets beyond the roof line. U.S.: *Baughman.
X1651.2. Ship sails on thick fog. U.S.: *Baughman.
X1653. Lies about snow.
X1653.1. Lie: fast-melting snow leaves horse dangling in air. U.S.: *Baughman.
X1653.2. Lie: blue snow. Canada, U.S.: *Baughman.
X1653.3. The man who sold dried snow for salt. (First ed. X944.) Pauli (ed. Bolte) No. 747.
X1654. Lies about rain.
X1654.1. Lie: dry rain. U.S.: *Baughman.
X1654.2. Lie: extraordinary floods produced by heavy rain. U.S.: *Baughman.
X1654.2.1. Lie: heavy rain of boiling water melts palace. India: Thompson-Balys.
X1655. Lies about extraordinary mud. Canada, U.S.: *Baughman.
X1655.1. Lie: the man under the hat, which is the only thing seen above the mud. England, U.S.: *Baughman.
X1660. Lies about climate.
X1663. Lies about healthy atmosphere.
X1663.1. Lie: air from healthy climate revives dying person. U.S.: *Baughman.
X1663.2. Lie: place so healthful that residents shoot man to start cemetery. Canada, U.S.: *Baughman.

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