People have been sharing ‘amazing but true’ stories about themselves – 15 jaw-dropping favourites
It began when Adrian Moher asked people to send him their amazing but true stories on Twitter.
Tell me a story about yourself the sounds like a lie but is absolutely true.
— Aidan Moher (@adribbleofink) January 4, 2020
And he didn’t just get a response, he got a HUGE response, with people sharing some real jaw-dropping tales. Here are our 15 favourites.
In college I fell out of my bunk bed and broke both of my legs and one arm. Years later on a date, I made a joke about being clumsy and the dude told me I couldn’t compare to this woman his EMT brother helped once … who fell out of her bunk and broke all the bones. It was me. https://t.co/TQSEwXK4rw
— Amanda Nell Edgar (@amandanelledgar) January 7, 2020
My middle name is literally a fucking typo. My mom had a c section and forgot to write the rest of Nicole due to the drugs, she fell asleep and they took the paperwork, wouldn’t give it back and now my middle name is Ni https://t.co/SYbP92eN9r
— Lil L (@lindsey_ni) January 8, 2020
Alan Rickman once walked past my mum bollocking me and my brother in the street for misbehaving, interrupted her and told us to be as naughty as possible 'by order of the Sherrif of Nottingham!' https://t.co/r8Q32zy28s
— Tom McArthur (@TomMcArthur) January 10, 2020
my identical twin brother was voted most attractive in the yearbook and I wasn’t nominated https://t.co/2aC6fRWvIa
— Michael Benjamin (@mfbenji) January 10, 2020
I lost my wallet. A man texted me telling me he found it and was bringing it to me. It never showed, he texted me weeks later saying he got in a motorcycle crash otw to me. Texted back, “If ur gonna steal it just tell me.” He eventually showed up with 2 broken arms and my wallet. https://t.co/ow3ix1MVpR
— Noah (@NoahCampaign) January 10, 2020
One time I saw Samuel L. Jackson at an airport and he saw me and my cousin hovering around trying to gain the courage to ask him for a photo and then he came over to us and said "Y'all motherfuckers want a photo?"
And it was everything. https://t.co/bipmioXtWp
— tyler (@spacedtyler) January 10, 2020
Not about me but—
my grandmother Mulan-ed her way through WW2 by pretending to be a man so she wouldn’t be raped by the japanese and was even recruited by the Americans to fight in the Korean war https://t.co/ENWKznBmBm
— Incognerdo (@continueY_N) January 9, 2020
In college a friend found an ID of a dude over 21 who looked just like me. I used it like a charm for months. Then I went to a club and a bouncer starting asking me what’s my address and birthday and shit. I finally said “dude it’s me” and he replied “no dude, it’s ME”. It was. https://t.co/gUW03MxUc3
— Sweep The Leg (@SweepTheLeg337) January 7, 2020
I got caught cheating in my college trig class and I prayed to God to help me out and then my trig professor died suddenly and never got the chance to report it https://t.co/M339KTdsdU
— osama bin lovin (@ibrayeet) January 8, 2020
Once accidentally kidnapped a drunk man who was trying to get into his own home. Saw him slumped by the road, coaxed him into the cab to ‘take him home safely’ and ignored his slurry protests. Some 30 mins of confusing directions later and we… end up at exactly the same place. https://t.co/cwj43Fig8g
— Sara Spary (@saramayspary) January 7, 2020
I once burglarized a home & stole a safe. I cracked the safe & discovered photos of the owner molesting a child. He reported the burglary to police. I turned the photos in. The cops called him in to discuss the burglary. He confessed. We both went to prison. https://t.co/yxpFN30qgv
— Matthew Hahn (@hahnscratch) January 7, 2020
When I was 9, on Christmas Eve I drank 20 cans of coke in the space of 2 hours, ended up in hospital 4am Christmas morning with caffeine poisoning, then weeks later my mams friend told her a story about a boy who did that and she had to admit to her that it was me, her stupid son https://t.co/o4MazmacQn
— ciarán (@Sheil_0) January 8, 2020
And this last one’s more than a little NSFW so don’t say we didn’t warn you.