People have been confessing their most weird and wonderful lies and these are our 33 favourites
People have been sharing their most convincing lies after artist and Twitter royalty, Moose Allain, posted a confession about the time he’d managed to con a gullible friend.
I once managed to convince a friend that Dutch cars don't have handbrakes.
— MꙬse Allain (@MooseAllain) April 22, 2017
As is so often the case, it started a bit of a landslide of similar anecdotes and here are our 33 favourites.
We once told my mate that Starbucks was owned by Jimmy Tarbuck
— Harry Myers (@PeasOneDay) April 23, 2017
My father (AN ACTUAL DOCTOR) convinced me as a child that the muscles in the arm were the biceps, the triceps and the forceps. I didn’t find out this was wrong until I went to medical school.
— Adam Kay (@amateuradam) August 5, 2018
I convinced a friend that plaice comes out of the sea all round and bulbous like a puffer fish, and the fishermen have special paddles that they use to immediately flatten it down for ease of transport.
— Tony Conway (@tonypconway) August 5, 2018
I taught my daughter some wildly inaccurate French phrases just before a school trip to France. She got funny looks in a boulangerie.
— Alistair Coleman (@alistaircoleman) April 22, 2017
My 8yo still thinks his scar itches from that time they removed his little tail as a baby. It’s the label on his school trousers.
— Waste Of Good Skin. (@wasteofgoodskin) April 22, 2017
I told my kids that cooling towers are cloud factories. The idiots fell for it.
— Dave Lee (@davelee1968) April 22, 2017
At university one of my friends convinced another – an English Literature student – that William Shakespeare’s middle name was Colin
— Kirsty Rolfe (@avoiding_bears) April 22, 2017
I convinced my wife that we weren’t allowed Mars Bars in catholic school because Jesus didn’t have Mars Bars when he was a child.
— Martin, but with a hat on. (@terminalboy) April 22, 2017
We told a uni friend that when he couldn’t see sheep in a field at night it was because they lived in burrows.The farmer backed up our story
— Rosie Fiore (@rosiefiore) April 22, 2017
My father was terrible for making up German words when I started German at school: einen Flippenfloppenleibenschloppen (windscreen wipers)
— Nel Norris (@NelNorris) April 22, 2017
I convinced a friend that the beefeaters at the Tower of London can shoot you if you get in a raven’s way.
— Voice of Calamity (@lavender_75) April 23, 2017
Once convinced a female friend that y-fronts are underwired in the same way that bras are.
— Rupert Franklin (@rupert_franklin) April 23, 2017
My friends and I managed to convince a visiting American student that Ireland didn’t have Wednesdays.
— melissa mannion (@lostinskylines) April 22, 2017
Convinced a vegan Uni friend that non-stick coating for pans was blubber from the Teffal Whale.
— Darren Jalland (@larbertred) August 5, 2018
We convinced a visiting American student that you need a visa to get into Wales; when we drove there for a rugby match, we hid him in the boot
— Bear Bad Man (@Bear_Bad_Man_) August 5, 2018
Convinced my Mum that an entire A-Z of musical notes existed but they had only been able to invent instruments that could play A-G
— Alex Jamieson (@Alex_Jamieson) April 22, 2017
Convinced our kids colours were not invented until 1939 and showed them black & white films to prove it including The Wizard of Oz to show the moment colour became real.
— ★ Unklerupert (@unklerupert) August 5, 2018
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