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Where's the fib?

My apologies, everyone.  It's been a crazy week and I'm way behind on everything.  

I had a lot of fun playing Where's the fib? last month.  As you may recall, I invited volunteers to offer up four facts and a fib about themselves, then held a poll to see if folks could spot guess which were which.  Judging from some of the facts I saw, it's fair to say that you guys have led some crazy lives!

Congratulations to Mary Daley (aka maryjdal) whose four facts and a fib were voted the most interesting.  She wins a copy of my ebook Fur-Face or a Quake ebook of her choice

Now it's time to seperate the fibs from the fiction.  If you were one of those who gave me poll questions, please post a comment revealing which of your five 'facts' actually wasn't.  When I've got everyone's fibs, I'll figure out who also won the free copy of Fur-Face (or a Quake ebook of their choice if he/she's already got that one). 

As for my own 'Four facts and a fib,' here's what I said:

I've had my nose broken six times.   FACT

I knew the individual letters, but I couldn’t recite the alphabet until I was eleven years old.  FACT

At the age of 16, I worked as a disc jockey in a pub/strip club.  FACT

I can trace my family name back to 1066, when one of my ancestors, Henry de Guibe, was given lands in England by William the Conqueror.  FIB

I met Senior Management at a wedding I was filming.  FACT

Nearly half of those who voted saw through my bare-faced lie.  In fact, it's Senior Management who can trace her family name back to this event.

I'm looking forward to seeing if I managed to spot any of my friends' fibs.  This really was loads of fun.  We'll definitely do it again sometime.


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Jul. 10th, 2010 08:33 pm (UTC)

I could read before I started kindergarten.
0 (0.0%)

True. I was pretty bored with the alphabet when I got there and wondered what the big deal was about going to school.

The only type of animal I have NOT worked with in my job are aquatic animals.
5 (20.8%)

In my 8+ years at UF's Veterinary Teaching Hospital, I have radiographed dogs, cats, horses, goats, bats, otters, various primates, birds of all kinds, snakes, lizards, and so on. Co-workers have imaged manatees and sea turtles and fish.

I am (distantly) related to Henry VIII.
6 (25.0%)

According to my family history files and the "Find relationship" function in Family Tree Maker, King Henry VIII is my 23rd cousin, seventeen times removed. Or maybe my 17th cousin, 23 times removed. Yeah, me an ol' Hank are tight.

I didn't get married until I was 38.
6 (25.0%)

True. Took me long enough... I'm kinda slow in a lot of ways.

I have the ICAO phonetic alphabet memorized.
7 (29.2%)

The Fib. I know some of it, mostly gleaned from listening to the police scanner.

Edited at 2010-07-10 08:35 pm (UTC)
Jul. 11th, 2010 10:47 am (UTC)
So, you and Henry, eh? Who'd have thunk? :)

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