Nobody buys it! Hilarious social media posts reveal some VERY tall tales – including a five-year-old who stopped an armed bank robbery to a man who claims he unknowingly lived next door to his pen pal for 30 years
- Myhealthgazette.com has collected some of the funniest lies on social media
- Posts from around the world feature heroics and incredible talent
- A parent claimed a fish spat at the aquarium manager who yelled at the child
- Another said their kid did a toilet stop to get them off a speeding ticket
Most people present the best version of themselves on social media, which may involve a bit of creative freedom, but some go a step too far to grab attention online with stories that push the boundaries of credibility.
Myhealthgazette.com has collected some of the funniest examples from around the world where heroic deeds, in-depth encounters with strangers, and displays of talent are so incredible it’s hard to believe they actually happened.
A common theme is students who claim to have questioned the teacher who allowed them to take over and teach, resulting in overwhelming peer attention and full marks for the next exam.
Another example is proud parents who claim that their very young child performed an amazing act of bravery or cunning, including one who said their four-year-old did an emergency on the toilet to get them out of a speeding ticket.
Elsewhere, a Facebook user got short shrift to his claim that he’d been writing to his pen pal for 30 years without realizing they lived next door – apparently without noticing the address.
Tackling the problem: A UK social media user was caught after claiming they lived next door to their pen pal of 30 without realizing it
Delay! This British social media user claimed that their sister (5) managed to stop armed robbers with the force of words, and that a high street bank happily handed them £1,000 in cash as a thank you
Road to hell? No one believed this man’s story of how he saved his father from a parking ticket with an act of great cunning when he was only four years old
Don’t like! McDonald’s is known for many things, but having the raw ingredients lying around to whip up new dishes is not one of them
An ocean of lies? A social media user claimed that they had such an impressive singing performance during their cruise that they received a rousing round of applause from the entire ship. The problem is that the same post exists thousands of times with different details
That’s phone! A UK Facebook user’s claim of a break-in was rejected by followers, who pointed out they should use their mobiles to call the police
Put your foot in it! This woman’s claim that she managed to tie her shoelaces around her foot instead of properly putting her sneakers on pushed the boundaries of credibility
Chemical reaction! The idea that this student outsmarted his physics teacher is highly unlikely
No direction! A US Twitter user turned red when Harry Styles himself intervened to ruin his story about their non-existent meeting
Hairy unlikely! While strange things happen in posh schools, the thought of someone casually eating road deaths seems a little far-fetched
Urban legend! Let’s hope for the sake of the physics teacher, they didn’t really try this, plus the fact that it’s not a chemistry teacher gives the game away
Not the fastest man in the world! If only Usain Bolt knew his high school record had been broken by an amateur athlete from the US, if not by many other people
The mold is gone! A woman who tried to pretend someone posted to her Facebook while staying logged in to a library computer gave the game away by writing it on her mobile
Do not try this at home! A woman claimed her fiancé saved her from poison poisoning with nothing but his lips and some Italian herbs
A story that doesn’t travel: It seems highly unlikely that this American passenger got very far without a passport on him
Something fishy? This parent’s story of their three-year-old and a surprisingly intelligent fish who turns against an aquarium manager is straight out of a Disney movie
Gospel truth! People were cynical about this American Facebook user’s story about meeting in an elevator