I don't know if you remember being a kid. Maybe you have kids, in which case you will probably understand. But kids lie. A lot. They make up crazy things that only other kids would believe because kids are stupid. Kids tell ridiculous stories and weave impossible tales that are so memorable but also so incredibly bogus.
Do you remember a lie a kid told you when you were little? When I was in kindergarten, my best friend told me she knew someone who knew someone who fell down one of those metal grates in New York City and died. Did I believe her? Heck yeah! Was it true? There is almost zero chance of that. And 25 years later, I am still haunted by the idea of falling down a metal grate. As an adult, it is usually fairly easy to tell when a kid is lying through their crooked teeth, but when you are a little kid, you aren't smart enough to be skeptical.
One Twitter user wanted to know the lies that people heard from kids when they were little.And the internet delivered. Turns out a lot of people still remember these outrageous stories.
what’s the most outrageous lie another kid ever told you when you were a kid? mine was this kid who claimed that th… https://t.co/oWfDHYvd3y— Jon Bois (@Jon Bois)1539100771.0
@jon_bois Once in kindergarten I asked a girl how old she was and she said 5 and I said I’m 6! She said oh well I’l… https://t.co/LGUDohvNDf— John Saltzman (@John Saltzman)1539101685.0
@jon_bois I wanted to watch my VHS of Holes. My friend did not. So he told me that the VHS I was holding was not Ho… https://t.co/UEhbtvGNNY— Kevin Lastname (@Kevin Lastname)1539102504.0
@jon_bois This kid Logan in elementary school told me his dad was Metallica. Not a member of Metallica. His dad was the band.— Future St. Louis Chargers Superfan (@Future St. Louis Chargers Superfan)1539102052.0
Tunnel to McDonald'sWhen we were kids, the coolest thing you could be was British. And the second coolest thing would be if you had a tunnel to McDonald's. This kid knew exactly what he was doing.
*NSYNC's autographLittle known fact: That's how *NSYNC used to sign all their autographs, so it's probably definitely 100 percent real.
@jon_bois one kid convinced me that MY dad worked for nintendo— Sweet Chandler (@Sweet Chandler)1539101741.0
@jon_bois A kid missed a few days of school and when he came back he swore he was gone because he went to go fight… https://t.co/GGpC67qkTm— Chase Thompson (@Chase Thompson)1539101024.0
Killed to death
@jon_bois A kid told me that loads of people had been murdered in his house when he was nine and wrote up a load of… https://t.co/xaf039mmpd— All Watched Over By Machines of Drum and Bass (@All Watched Over By Machines of Drum and Bass)1539101755.0
@jon_bois that round wheels hadn't made it to alaska yet, so all the vehicles there still have square wheels— Cam Newtayne (@Cam Newtayne)1539100997.0
PikachuObviously, kids are going to have questions if you claim to have a real Pikachu. This kid should have been prepared with answers.
@jon_bois this kid named douglas chan told everyone in first grade that his uncle was jackie chan and we all immedi… https://t.co/391SR29l7X— will (@will)1539100825.0
Decapitated by a shark
@jon_bois That our mutual friend Louis was no longer attending our school because he had been decapitated by a shar… https://t.co/iMyOiDwQdv— Erie Doctrine (@Erie Doctrine)1539101458.0
@jon_bois Me and another kid had an entire conversation that was entirely about people who had accidentally been ki… https://t.co/BUu0gY8ndu— J U S T I N (@J U S T I N)1539101051.0
@jon_bois My younger brother (@swishmaster33) came home from school claiming that Babe Ruth was murdered by a jealo… https://t.co/35Pfz8TeY2— emily eats & tweets (@emily eats & tweets)1539180969.0
@jon_bois shortly after it happened a kid i knew told me he saw 9/11 all the way from philly and it made my dad so… https://t.co/4QIpQur0pj— jeremy levick (@jeremy levick)1539104745.0
@jon_bois In sixth grade, a friend of mine bragged about having a $9,000 check from his grandma. When he showed it… https://t.co/DLwMbmH7lf— Taco Trey Kerby (@Taco Trey Kerby)1539121078.0
@jon_bois that moth balls were cat eggs— Ludic Tony: Fart Crystalline Gambit (@Ludic Tony: Fart Crystalline Gambit)1539100916.0
@jon_bois my friend said his dad had eggs and beer for breakfast then peed for three hours straight— Jim Lohmar (@Jim Lohmar)1539101428.0
@jon_bois @seanmccoy When I was in middle school a girl gave herself a hickey on her arm and told me Arnold Schwarzenegger gave it to her.— Fart Shults (@Fart Shults)1539107131.0
@jon_bois This kid in 3rd grade told me that giving someone the finger was a Hawaiian greeting, so I went around th… https://t.co/hiVSDpjUFm— Mike Blissett (@Mike Blissett)1539101118.0
@jon_bois some kid told me that if you touch the "sticky stuff" in trees you would turn into a squirrel and never b… https://t.co/5KnbEy0L3V— Grond (@Grond)1539104300.0
@jon_bois A kid told me that he was running through the woods and saw a snake in front of him, to his left, and to… https://t.co/iQKv9CE15H— Luke Wood (@Luke Wood)1539100849.0
Key to the City
@jon_bois people given a “Key to the City” are allowed to come in your house and claim it whenever they want.— Wes (@Wes)1539101312.0
@jon_bois In 2nd grade a girl proudly told the class her family had visited the moon, even doubled down when the te… https://t.co/MOhxhyJHpe— Conor (@Conor)1539101551.0
@jon_bois one kid told me that he didn't know how to read, but the CIA had a thingie in his ear and told him what t… https://t.co/stNQy68G0z— Donkus the Psycho Shocker (@Donkus the Psycho Shocker)1539101044.0
@jon_bois This kid told me scientists had resurrected dinosaurs. He showed me a picture of one. They had found a mo… https://t.co/I4MPsRrQ8k— Joey Sack of Doorknobs (@Joey Sack of Doorknobs)1539101717.0
@jon_bois Some kid told the entire class his first day at the school, that he got to fly an airplane in the summer.… https://t.co/9C38o2qnnk— Greg (@Greg)1539103754.0
Swiss Army murder
@jon_bois A friend told me he'd killed a grown man with a Swiss Army Knife and I was so horrified that I couldn't eat for two days— Carta Monir (@Carta Monir)1539100840.0