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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 09:03 pm (UTC)
Well, mine was surely interesting. Only one person guessed my fib.

I studied well over 20 languages, living and dead. FACT

I am color-blind. FIB

People who eat my stuffed cabbage once are cursed to crave it for ever and ever. FACT. In fact, just in the last week I received two emails from local people asking when I am making stuffed cabbage again. It is summer! Aren't they supposed to crave something else? Apparently not!

I cannot drive, ride a bike, or swim, because something in my head is wired wrong. Sadly, a FACT

My great-great-grandfather was taken out to the forest and staked as a vampire. FACT. Most of you thought it was a fib, but no. It happened in the Ukraine during one of the pogroms of 1913. They took the Jews out to the forest, staked them with aspen stakes (that's traditionally done against vampires) and shot them for good measure, then threw them into a ravine. My great-great-grandfather wasn't shot, so he managed to crawl out of the mass grave, and survived.
Jul. 11th, 2010 10:53 am (UTC)
Eek! You should definitely write a story about grandad :)

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