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Simply 23 outrageous and very funny lies that people once got away with
Here’s a thread of beauty which was begun by the great @MooseAllain a little while back when he said this.
I once managed to convince a friend that Dutch cars don't have handbrakes.
— Moose Allain (@MooseAllain) April 22, 2017
And it got people sharing the outrageous and very funny lies that they once convinced people were true, and what a joy it is too.
The thread got going again just recently …
Not sure why this thread has reappeared recently but there are some very funny replies if you want to kill some time at work today.
Moose Allain (@MooseAllain) February 10, 2020
… so here are our 23 favourites.
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
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
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 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
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
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
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 friends and I managed to convince a visiting American student that Ireland didn’t have Wednesdays.
melissa mannion (@lostinskylines) April 22, 2017
Convinced a fair few people that Mars Bars have more sugar, PER GRAM, than sugar does
HRH Prince Pessimus Prime Duke of Everything (@BigJDubz) August 5, 2018
I convinced my daughter that this tree in a local park was a rare giant bonsai. pic.twitter.com/An7uoETbky
Oonagh (@Okeating) April 23, 2017
We once told my mate that Starbucks was owned by Jimmy Tarbuck
Harry Myers (@PeasOneDay) April 23, 2017
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
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