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I'm ashamed to admit it, but I fell for the "Bob Holness played the saxophone on Gerry Rafferty's Baker Street" story some years back. It just seemed so right. I still want it to be true.

What have you fallen for, or even better, what legends have you started?

(, Thu 5 Jan 2006, 16:02)
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the lefty conspiracy
Ok, this is a case of inventing a myth...

my first party in university, and two of my new found friends are having a conversation about mars bars. One friend, lets call him bob, has managed to convince another, lets call her beryll, that a new mars bar is being produced for left handed people.

You see, apparently left handed people can't open ordinary mars bar packaging. At this point bob convinces (right-handed) beryll to attempt opening a mars bar packet with her left hand... of course she finds this very difficult and is deeply concerned about the injustice of this phenomenon. The problem is, says bob, the new left handed mars bar will cost ten pence extra, because all the machines in the factory will have to run backwards. beryll is incensed and begins to rant and rave 'this is discrimination!' she wails.

So bob decides to take it one step further...

You see bob is left handed and so has a habit of smudging his writing, due to the european practice of writing from left to right. this, during his GCSEs was a problem. So, he tells beryll, since he is also jewish, he was given special permission to write his GCSE answers in hebrew, which flows from right to left... producing smudge free, legible writing, provided the marker can read hebrew in the first place of course. She laps it up... he didn't tell her till a week later.

Beautiful.

(first post, by the way... hi ho all!)
(, Tue 10 Jan 2006, 17:46, closed)

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