• Downright Untruths - The cringe-worthy and funny lies we are gullible enough to believe

    What Downright Untruths Have You Fallen For?

    My exploration into Burns Night (read here if you have no idea what I am talking about) reminded me of the haggis story I fell for a few years ago. Having never had haggis before or even heard of it, I was the perfect gullible candidate for this downright untruth. However, it was slightly comforting to find out that my much wiser mother-in-law was also a victim of the same prank. It got me thinking about what others might have been led to believe apart from the usual ones from parents, like these courtesy of mine: If you eat the seeds in a fruit, a tree will grow from your…