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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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lysythe
Jul. 11th, 2010 01:39 pm (UTC)
Clearly I am very transparent.

I'm part of a Guinness World Record.
1 (4.2%) FACT: I participated in the world record for Most Games Of Scrabble Played Simultaneously. 521 games by 1,042 participants from 65 secondary schools and organisations, at an event arranged by Northland Secondary School, Mattel SouthEast Asia Pte Ltd and Schools Scrabble Club in Singapore on March 14, 2006.

I broke my arm my first time parachuting.
9 (37.5%) FIB: I have never gone parachuting in my life! Would certainly like to, though.

A few centuries back in China, my family were important people.
3 (12.5%) FACT (semi): I cheated a little on this one as there is no longer an official genealogy for my family, but during the Shang and Zhou Dynasties, there was an official title of "Yin" (the character for my surname- lacking the keyboard to type the right one), and descendants of these officials would use the official title as their surname. Also, in ancient China, Shaohao's son was granted Yin city (today's north-eastern Xi county, Shanxi). His descendants took the city's name as their surname. So my surname could have come from either of these sources, as they are the same character. It's unlikely to have been used by the lower classes since its direct meaning is 'rule'.

I fell down a drain once.
5 (20.8%) FACT: It wasn't a *big* drain, so I was only knee-deep in it. I still have a scar on my leg from scraping it on the drain cover as I fell.

I've been published once, but only when I was in primary school.
6 (25.0%) FACT: A mini-anthology of stories written by children in the primary schools in my area. I can't recall the title.
jongibbs
Jul. 13th, 2010 09:42 am (UTC)
That Guinness World record sounds like it took a lot of organizing.

Thanks for taking part :)

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