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We've had questions about lies and liars in the past, but this time we're asking about the sort of fantasist who constantly claims they've got a helicopter in the garden or was "second onto the balcony at the Iranian Embassy siege". Tell us about the cobblers you've been told, or the complete lies you've come out with.

Thanks to dozer for the suggestion

(, Thu 13 Jan 2011, 12:55)
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A guy I worked with had been suffering with persistent headaches so his GP recommended an appointment with the optician.
He told me later that the optician had told him
"No wonder you're getting headaches! You've got better than 20/20 vision"
(, Fri 14 Jan 2011, 10:51, 8 replies)
This may be true, seeing as opticians don't do the eye exams, and are perfectly capable of spouting this degree of bollocks.
The optometrist who actually did the eye exam won't have said anything of the kind, but he'll be going off the last thing he heard, because that's what every thick cunt who has a fucking eye exam does.
(, Fri 14 Jan 2011, 11:15, closed)
I don't think anyone in the eye trade said this;
only the guy I worked with (the bullshitter, if you will), who was trying to convince us (and himself) that his eyesight wasn't borked!
(, Fri 14 Jan 2011, 12:08, closed)
20/20 vision is not a score out of 20...
(, Fri 14 Jan 2011, 12:17, closed)
ah.. it seems my accusation of bullshittery was was a little premature..
that said, he always needed a linen tester to read the instructions on his microwave meal!
(, Fri 14 Jan 2011, 12:25, closed)
Probably looking for
the secret microdots hidden by the CIA who are controlling all our food supplies. Only the SAS know which chicken tikka masalas contain mind-control drugs.
(, Fri 14 Jan 2011, 12:33, closed)
I know someone
who claimed to be able to make out the moons of Jupiter with the naked eye.
(, Fri 14 Jan 2011, 12:35, closed)
A quick google suggests that this isn't entirely impossible...
Ganymede and Callisto get far enough away from Jupiter to be distinguishable. It's mainly the glare of Jupiter that would make it difficult (so sharp-sighted people would be able to see them if they block out Jupiter behind a post or whatever).

So it's just credible that a few, rare people would have exactly the right combination of sharp focus and glare resistance to see them.

Simple to call them on it, though, as they're easy to see with binoculars...
(, Fri 14 Jan 2011, 13:51, closed)
I have better than 20/20
It's true. The japs for example have a more detailed test, ican't be arsed to google it but it may be 10/10...So more than posible, in fact, it's a fact.
(, Fri 14 Jan 2011, 16:07, closed)

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