People are sharing “Lies your parents told you” – our 24 favourites

There can’t be a person alive who hasn’t been told a lie by a parent, especially if they’re one of Boris Johnson’s five, six or [insert number] offspring, but even the rest of us have experienced it. I was 23 before I realised that the thermostat wouldn’t give me an electric shock if I turned it beyond 15 degrees, but that’s got nothing on some of these.

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