The invention of gingerbread and a Hulk Hogan lung transplant were among the outlandish tales Twitter users shared after a comedian urged them to share the most outrageous lies they'd ever heard.
Brighton stand-up Maisie Adam was inundated with responses after a tweet asking people to share the:
“best bullshit you've heard someone come out with".
Proffering her own, she wrote:
“I went to school with a lad who claimed his dad invented the phrase 'No way Jose' and that they were still living off the royalties."
TWITTER! What’s the best bullshit you’ve heard someone come out with? I went to school with a lad who claimed his… https://t.co/J0oPwWATHE— Maisie Adam (@Maisie Adam) 1558442157.0
Among the other responders was @w00lich, who said:
“A lad in my school explained that the reason he was big was due to the fact he was born without lungs, so as a baby they had to transplant him some lungs. However the only ones available used to belong to Hulk Hogan. I had no reason to disbelieve this at the time."
@MaisieAdam A lad in my school explained that the reason he was big was due to the fact he was born without lungs,… https://t.co/HMQWfBXT49— Woolich (@Woolich) 1558503630.0
One quick thinker replied:
“Aside from the fact that Hulk Hogan was still alive himself?"
@ChefWayner @MaisieAdam @w00lich Hey they just BELONGED to hulk hogan. maybe he took them off someone else— rehan (@rehan) 1558572635.0
Another eye-watering fib came from @pointlesslettrs, who tweeted:
“I once worked with a guy who claimed that his dad – his DAD – had invented gingerbread."
“The same guy claimed that his dad had been on a Greek island and spotted all these oranges just lying around, and had introduced the Greeks to the idea of using all these random oranges to make marmalade."
“So the Greeks were apparently good enough to come up with democracy, but couldn't work out what to do with piles of apparently abandoned and unclaimed citrus fruit clogging their streets until one bloke from Glasgow came along."
@MaisieAdam I once worked with a guy who claimed that his dad - his DAD - had invented gingerbread.— Pointless Letters (@Pointless Letters) 1558553840.0
@MaisieAdam The same guy claimed that his dad had been on a Greek island and spotted all these oranges just lying a… https://t.co/X1dWwebSho— Pointless Letters (@Pointless Letters) 1558553887.0
@MaisieAdam So the Greeks were apparently good enough to come up with democracy, but couldn’t work out what to do w… https://t.co/zPyd0TjWdL— Pointless Letters (@Pointless Letters) 1558553934.0
@MaisieAdam He had a talent for it. I once had to sit through a looooong story of the time he worked in “data recov… https://t.co/CDMbqKbOcp— Pointless Letters (@Pointless Letters) 1558594542.0
A surreal reply came from Joseph Patrick, who tweeted:
“Guy at our school said he could kick down a detached house in a year. He drew diagrams."
“Was honestly a convincing diagram."
“Something about starting with the roof tiles. Which somehow makes it feel more acheivable. There were footwear considerations (Doc Martins); weather (rain degradation), age of house (old), dietary requirements (meat). Arguments lasted a term."
@MaisieAdam Guy at our school said he could kick down a detached house in a year. He drew diagrams.— Joseph Patrick (@Joseph Patrick) 1558473350.0
@MaisieAdam Was honestly a convincing diagram. Something about starting with the roof tiles. Which somehow makes it… https://t.co/kDEZBClQkI— Joseph Patrick (@Joseph Patrick) 1558525135.0
@kteamarsden @MaisieAdam Haha. I believe the detached qualifier was a condition imposed upon him because a terraced… https://t.co/wOuZugEckm— Joseph Patrick (@Joseph Patrick) 1558529435.0
@kteamarsden @MaisieAdam Haha. This is the power of the predicament. You start to belieeeeeeeve. Wait til you’re wa… https://t.co/rKCN7FgUtA— Joseph Patrick (@Joseph Patrick) 1558540425.0
Several parents shared white lies that used to keep their kids in check.
“I told my 3 year old son that my car had a special chip in it that made it impossible for me to steer it to McDonalds. He's 30 now and is still a bit put out by it."
@MaisieAdam @kiripritchardmc I told my 3 year old son that my car had a special chip in it that made it impossible… https://t.co/lKGHyyGarD— Ofbirdsongatnight (@Ofbirdsongatnight) 1558474322.0
@Ofbirdsongatni1 @MaisieAdam @kiripritchardmc I still don't know if my cousin ever found out that her Tellytubbies DVD wasn't really broken.— Andy Okay in Spanish (@Andy Okay in Spanish) 1558542767.0
@Ofbirdsongatni1 @MaisieAdam @kiripritchardmc For years our kids thought the ice cream van played music to tell you… https://t.co/h56zn3DeOz— mark wills (@mark wills) 1558542087.0
Another mum, @SnowdenFlood, responded:
“I told my son that all new mums are given a manual of rules on leaving hospital, so nothing was up for discussion as I was just following the rules."
“He's 15 and asked me recently if I still had 'that book'."
@MaisieAdam I told my son that all new mums are given a manual of rules on leaving hospital, so nothing was up for… https://t.co/7Xk2JXFMpS— Snowden Flood (@Snowden Flood) 1558539533.0
@MaisieAdam When I was younger, my Grandad told me that our whole family are banned from Cyprus because he shot a s… https://t.co/11MqTk2QRI— Rebecca Alice Smith (@Rebecca Alice Smith) 1558463679.0
There was no end to the tall tales.
@MaisieAdam @johnb78 I went to university with a girl who said she was supposed to go to Cambridge but she was in w… https://t.co/nzQzcgcNv6— Helen (@Helen) 1558550178.0
@MaisieAdam A guy I went to school with told me he was on a bus when he saw Wesley Snipes outside. He climbed out t… https://t.co/Vxuv8GQoMO— The Great Gregsondio (@The Great Gregsondio) 1558480421.0
@MaisieAdam I told everyone in 7th grade Miley Cyrus was my cousin and a lot of people actually believed me— bree (@bree) 1558557324.0
Apparently a lot of pants should have been on fire.