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In the Philippines, a very eventful shift is often called a "toxic" duty. Filipinos are known to be folkloric and superstitiious and the hospital is no exception from practicing precauitons to avoid being "toxic". It is said that eating spaghetti or any type of pasta will trigger a cascade of significant events in one shift. Some of my batchmates call this "Sumpang Spaghetti"(The Spaghetti's Curse). For some weird coincidence, I have my most eventful duties when consuming pasta. Of course, we have an antidote to the toxicity by consuming ice cream. For some weird coincidence too, I have experienced having peace and quiet during duties after eating ice cream. I wonder if other MIMS Community members have such beliefs too in their respective hospitals/countries.