People have been confessing their most weird and wonderful lies and these are our 33 favourites
Managed to convince one of my flat mates that ‘rumble strips’ on roads were for the benefit of blind drivers.
— David Goodsell (@dgoodsell1) August 5, 2018
Dad’s pal got contact lenses. When someone commented that he was driving without his glasses, he claimed he’d got a prescription windscreen
— Rick Rowling (@rickrowling) April 22, 2017
Granddad convinced us if you broke a biscuit in half, all the calories fell out. He was a nutritional chemist, so of course we believed him
— Chris Riley (@criley2008) April 22, 2017
Used to tell my kids that coconuts are bears eggs. They believed me for many years!
— KG (@kbgman7) April 22, 2017
I convinced my flatmate at uni that the lead singer of Led Zepplin was called Ted Zepplin
— Pidgy-Back Jack (@Cookiejacked) April 22, 2017
My Dad told me, then 11, that Salvador Dali got his first job painting bikes in a Harley Davidson factory. You can still find the odd one inscribed Dali Havidson. Worth a fortune. Told my art teacher in front of the whole class. As the words came out my mouth I got the joke.
— Joshua (@freestylejish) August 5, 2018
My Dad told me the pages on Teletext were called “texticles”. A ‘fact’ I repeated to a teacher at school.
— Jake Archibald (@jaffathecake) April 23, 2017
My Dad told me that the cemetery was the dead centre of our town. I believed this to be the central geographic point of town until my 20s.
— C D Moorby (@CDMoorby) April 22, 2017
My mum told me a bloke sits at the back of the Red Arrows planes and shakes out red or blue talcum powder.
— Debra 🐝 (@DebraBee_) April 23, 2017
Was in an antique shop with my 6 Y.O. son. He saw a porcelain doll and asked what it was for. I told him it was a decoy for hunting babies.
— Alec McQuay (@Ironwrites) April 22, 2017
I convinced a work colleague that wine gums contain alcohol. She wrote an actual letter of complaint to Maynards.
— Steve (@ScoobyEDF) April 23, 2017
I convinced my wife that the reason our flight was quicker from Glasgow to London, than the other way, was because we were going downhill.
— Dave (@Gunner_Dave) April 23, 2017
Me and my brother convinced my Dad the dancing woman at the start of Tales of the Unexpected was Princes Di before she met Charles.
— Bob Quin (@bob_quin) April 23, 2017
My older brother convinced me that Cher’s vocoder voice in ‘believe’ was because of a terrible car accident which resulted in her getting a robotic vocal cord replacement
— Will (@Popher) August 5, 2018
A group of us once convinced our poor, trusting friend that wasps make chutney.
— Katie Young (@Pinkwood) August 5, 2018
When I was working as a vet in practice a nurse used to tell clients I was one of the Nolan Sisters, but unfortunately couldn't sing at all. And not to mention it as it was a sore point with me. There are probably people who still believe that. https://t.co/sXZkkTpGP0
— Katherine Nolan (@DoChara) August 5, 2018
One of the lies, however, led to a worrying development.
I convinced thousands of listeners to my radio show that there was a manbeef plant in TX making beef jerky out of ppl & even offered free samples (Slim Jims in Manbeef packaging) 5 showed up to eat it. First bites were trepidatious but ultimately found to be flavorful😂
— jessie jessup (@JessieJessup) August 5, 2018
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