cootie catcher

Johanna N Franklin johannaf+ at ANDREW.CMU.EDU
Sun Aug 6 02:20:22 UTC 2000

    I remember (from about 10-12 years ago) "cootie catcher" being
common, but I also remember "fortune teller."


Excerpts from mail: 5-Aug-100 cootie catcher by Tom Kysilko at VISI.COM
> I recently encountered a device made of folded paper, that grade school
> kids used for telling fortunes (when I was one.)  The subject chooses an
> option written on a fold of the paper, the fortune-teller manipulates the
> device with four fingers revealing another set of options.  This is
> repeated twice more, the last choice revealing the fortune written on the
> opposite side of the fold.
> Although I remember the device, I remember no name for it.  My wife
> remembers it as a "cootie catcher".

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