Lying competition, England

LyingCompetition_PeterEckersley

If your nose is growing to Pinocchio-like proportions, then fib your way over to Cumbria this November for your chance to be crowned the World’s Biggest Liar.

Contestants at the annual contest have five minutes to tell the biggest and most convincing lie they can think of. The winner is then picked by a panel of judges.

The origins of the event lie back in the 19th century when former publican Will Ritson is said to have entertained his customers with tall tales about turnips big enough to house a sheep.

Entry is open to all amateur liars (politicians and lawyers excluded) who fancy themselves as masters of deception.

Written by - Photo by Peter Eckersley

Readers who enjoyed
this article also liked:

  • Pooh Sticks contest, England

    It’s hard to believe that a simple little English game like Pooh Sticks could evolve into a huge event attracting competitors and TV crews from around the globe.

  • Cardboard Boat Race, Gibraltar

    Fibreglass is for softies and wooden hulls are for wimps. The test of a true sailor is to guide a bundle of soggy cardboard round a 1km racecourse.

  • Day of the Gnocchi, Uruguay

    It may sound like a low budget horror movie, but the truth about the Day of the Gnocchi in Uruguay is far more tantalising.

Discuss

By continuing to use the site, you agree to the use of cookies. more information

The cookie settings on this website are set to "allow cookies" to give you the best browsing experience possible. If you continue to use this website without changing your cookie settings or you click "Accept" below then you are consenting to this.

Close