Nobody is innocent when it comes to exaggerating things we’ve seen, heard, or participated in. Like, that smashing b-day party of yours in an abandoned castle that got everyone talking. Except that it was your uncle’s porch and the only guests were your twin cousins from Wyoming.

We’ve all been there, done that, but sometimes things go from exaggerated to plain made-up in an instant. And there’s a subreddit called r/thatHappened dedicated entirely, as its description says, to “true stories that are 100% true and actually happened.” You get the sarcasm.

As for evidence, the 1.3 million members of the community are sharing screenshots of people lying their hearts out with a straight face. Trust me, the result is totally hilarious.

#1

Classmate Calls Out Dipsh**

Classmate Calls Out Dipsh**

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Grumble O'Pug
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2 months ago

Lol!!!

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#2

It’s True, I Was The Box Of Tampons

It’s True, I Was The Box Of Tampons

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Troux
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2 months ago

Perfect response to this nonsense!

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#3

Ultimate Survival Mode

Ultimate Survival Mode

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FurryManiac
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2 months ago

Maybe it was a broom closet?

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All humans possess the ability to lie: it’s something we’re born with and we die with. One study published in the Journal of Basic and Applied Social Psychology found that 60 percent of people can’t go 10 minutes without telling a lie. At the same time, another study published by the American Psychological Association suggested that lying less was linked to better average health, both mental and physical.

So, why on earth do we lie, then? To find out, Bored Panda reached out to Traci Brown, a fraud-busting body language expert. It turns out, "we learn the benefits of lying when we’re little, like protecting ourselves from punishment or to get what we want. Situations have more gravity as we get older and lying can protect our relationships or even millions in fraud theft,” Traci explained.

#4

Ya Cause Being Asleep In Your Car Means You’re In College!

Ya Cause Being Asleep In Your Car Means You’re In College!

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Martha Meyer
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2 months ago

Err, what? Who sits in a car at the park?

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#5

Baby Boomers, Gosh

Baby Boomers, Gosh

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Andrew Gibb
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2 months ago

I'd rather listen to Garbage than hymns

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#6

Forgot To Mention, We Both Have Amnesia

Forgot To Mention, We Both Have Amnesia

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BusLady
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2 months ago

So every time you got a letter you thought it was the first one? Like 50 first dates?

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Sometimes, we lie just to make other people around us feel good about themselves, so not all lies are inherently bad. But it turns out that “people who tend to lie frequently do for a couple of reasons: survival or they can't tell the difference between truth and a lie.”

Traci said that mental illness can also be the reason for an urge to lie. “It runs the scale from narcissism to psychopaths. And these folks make up about 15% of the population.”

#7

And The Trainer Was Fired

And The Trainer Was Fired

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S.
Community Member
2 months ago

It's true I'm the biceps I was there clapping

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#8

Invited To Teach Sex Ed Because Of Immense Experience

Invited To Teach Sex Ed Because Of Immense Experience

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S.
Community Member
2 months ago

Ah yes. So much sex. So many. Like at least a hundred. Right. Much wow.

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#9

What Magazine Has A Full Map And A Picture Of Jesus?

What Magazine Has A Full Map And A Picture Of Jesus?

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Brigs
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2 months ago

And then the heavens opened and spewed them with money, and oh, life is just so ditsy daisy!

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Lying big always starts from simple steps, aka lying small. First, as kids, we learn to tell pro-social lies, like telling your grandma you like that new hand-knit sweater she gave you on Christmas when, in fact, you can’t even look at it.

According to this study from the journal Nature Neuroscience, “when people tell small lies, the brain becomes desensitized to the pang of guilt that dishonesty usually causes.”

The more little pro-lies we give, the less guilt we feel, and the more it snowballs into bigger lies that suddenly become way easier. In some cases, people get so used to falsifying or fabricating things that they start believing their lies. At some point, it turns into habit and it becomes incredibly hard to quit for good.

#10

And Then, The Vaccines Gave Everyone Autism

And Then, The Vaccines Gave Everyone Autism

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ADHORTATOR
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2 months ago

Very bad photoshop

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#11

NASA Employee Giving Out Top Secret Info

NASA Employee Giving Out Top Secret Info

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S.
Community Member
2 months ago

I wonder what the “smoke” in particular alludes to....

LittleMissLotus
Community Member
2 months ago

Probably whatever this person is smoking to make them think anyone believes them

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Troux
Community Member
2 months ago

I edited this post down to the true parts: "I had a random guy in my apartment last night......then the conversation got weird...."

Wolfstar
Community Member
2 months ago

@Lexie Mitchell, four words: shut the f*ck up. You're everywhere being a troll and I'm sick of you.

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Marcellus the Third
Community Member
2 months ago

I think the "NASA scientist" in a labcoat was actually an emergency mental health nurse carting them off , "Of course the earth is flat, just look here while I put this strappy jacket on you"...

DC
Community Member
2 months ago

Flat-earthers can't be wrong - you find them all around the entire world!

Martha Meyer
Community Member
2 months ago

Wouldn't they be found "aflat the entire world" instead of "around the entire world"?

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EA
Community Member
2 months ago

If I worked for NASA I’d want to troll flat earthers too (not that I believe this bullcrap of a story)

🧈Beanie the Dog🧈
Community Member
2 months ago

You had a random guy in your apartment...

Blue
Community Member
2 months ago

Yes, he must have been a NASA agent bc he said so. I mean there's no way he was blasted, or drunk or just joking. Yes I work at NASA too and the moon landing was fake. You HAVE to believe me right? Just bc I said so?

Imposmate
Community Member
2 months ago

Well, of COURSE I do, just because you said it!

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OrangeChicken
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2 months ago

... yeah... sometimes you can just tell someone is making s**t up from the way they type it out. and "KAPOW!" really?

Becca Gizmo the Squirrel
Community Member
2 months ago

I get on a site called Christian forums (I'm agnostic) to watch them fight over who is wrong or right in religion. Tons of people on there believe the bible says the earth is flat.

Aragorn II Elessar
Community Member
2 months ago

It literally doesn’t though. It says the opposite, in fact, in Isaiah 40:22. “It is He who sits enthroned above the circle of the Earth...”

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Gage Franke
Community Member
2 months ago

And then I woke up.

no_name
Community Member
2 months ago

Must have been hell of a nightmare

Celtic Pirate Queen
Community Member
2 months ago

Had a random guy in your apartment? Just some NASA employee who stumbled in? Seems legit.

Quazmodic
Community Member
2 months ago

Why isn't the Moon flat? Why are all the other planets spheres? Why is the Sun a sphere? Why are falling drops of water spheres? Why do liquids form into a sphere in zero gravity? Please ask your NASA retard next time he drops around to smoke crack.

Anton Kider
Community Member
2 months ago

I knew it...!!!

Jane Moore
Community Member
1 month ago

I think that someone was taking the pee out of the Official FlatEarth Discussion.

Jennifer Brown
Community Member
2 months ago

Nope...I was wrong! THIS ONE IS THE BEST!!!

Lisa Chambers
Community Member
2 months ago

Flat earth is not even info, much less top secret. NASA though...a huge waste of money.

Jaybird3939
Community Member
2 months ago

It's called a dream.

Sun Shine
Community Member
2 months ago

Hmmm.. then the rocket launches are "fake" as well as the math it took to get up there?

Evripidou Maria
Community Member
2 months ago

does the random guy have a name or is he imaginary?

Googleman1234
Community Member
2 months ago

I remember reading this on reddit and being shocked that people believe it. Its also so easy to see how and why she faked it

Googleman1234
Community Member
2 months ago

The reason she faked it is the same reason that some cops create false evidence. They know the person is guilty with all their heart, but there isnt enough evidence so would it really be that bad to create evidence of something that is DEFINITELY true but just not enough people believe in.

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Caroline Driver
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2 months ago

*yawn*

Asper Rated
Community Member
2 months ago

She was looking for Mr' Goodbar and found tons of bad sense.

Mumof1
Community Member
2 months ago

A "random guy"? Huh?

Donald Holder
Community Member
2 months ago

Who the f**k uses "KAPOW"? Haven't seen that since the 1964 BATMAN series.

elfin
Community Member
2 months ago

The only interesting party of this is that she had a random guy in her apartment. And probably not for the first time.

Abigail Kreiss
Community Member
2 months ago

And you believe random guys over generations of science

TheWitchNaru
Community Member
2 months ago

Wow!

Wallace Anderson
Community Member
2 months ago

yeah it got interesting and wierd cause you were effing dreaming lmao

Michelle C
Community Member
2 months ago

Yeah??? and I told some chick that she should change to light cigarettes to save on calories...we just sometimes like to f*ck with dumb people! LMAO

Sasha Kuleshov
Community Member
2 months ago

A dome? Who puts a dome? What is it made of? Who build it? Why CO2 hasn't kill us yet?

Porto DaMartinica
Community Member
2 months ago

True except for the smoke being crystal meth and the mirrors being tinfoil hats

Bacony Cakes
Community Member
2 months ago

The earth's flat, you must be insane if you think it's still fizzy!

Pearl Of the SeaWing RainWings
Community Member
2 months ago

Yes, and that random guy showed up because...?

ツ_Itz_Your_Girl_ツ
Community Member
2 months ago

I HIGHLY doubt that.... NASA would NEVER, and i repeat NEVER give out info that is , one NOT true and two CONFIDENTIAL.

Dilly Millandry
Community Member
2 months ago

The whole post is about people making up stories.

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Vicious Insect
Community Member
2 months ago

No... just, no.

Janine B.
Community Member
2 months ago

He probably was the caretaker.

Andrew Gibb
Community Member
2 months ago

I have random guys visit me all the time...

Full of Giggles
Community Member
2 months ago

I'm disturbed by the number of people who "liked" the post.

BusLady
Community Member
2 months ago (edited)

He probably doesn't even work there.

Anonymous Web User
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2 months ago

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Most ppl think 'flat Earth' is a joke, but you should check out '200 proofs Earth is not a spinning ball' by Eric Dubay on Youtube, and just see what you think then.

Andy Little
Community Member
2 months ago

And you should check out the documentary "Behind the curve" on Netflix. Seriously.

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(ahem .. clears throat) I interned at NASA back in 2006. I helped extract information from the Mars Project. I saw pictures of all kinds of things. I find it HIGHLY unlikely you came across a NASA person - let alone one who claimed the earth is flat. Maybe it was the janitor who dusted one of the pictures of Earth hanging on the wall?

JessG
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2 months ago

Yes, everyone doubts this story, it’s in an article about lying.

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#12

Laced Her Feet And Didn’t Notice

Laced Her Feet And Didn’t Notice

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Your Local Lizard
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2 months ago

Nice lacing tho

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#13

She Was On Superhearing Cruiselines

She Was On Superhearing Cruiselines

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Brigs
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2 months ago

And then I woke up....

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#14

Sorry, What The Hell Did I Just Read?

Sorry, What The Hell Did I Just Read?

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Martha Meyer
Community Member
2 months ago

Ah yes, because chickens that aren't slaughtered in your backyard, but come prepackaged to the store from somewhere else, are all grown on trees and plucked from the branches when ripe...

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#15

In The Jungle, The Mighty Jungle The Lion Claps Tonight

In The Jungle, The Mighty Jungle The Lion Claps Tonight

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Brigs
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2 months ago

Yeah, we do that in Africa all the time.....NOT!

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#16

This Is Probably The Worst One I Have Ever Seen In The Wild

This Is Probably The Worst One I Have Ever Seen In The Wild

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BusLady
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2 months ago

This one is pretty funny.

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#17

Medical Expert Here

Medical Expert Here

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Bill
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2 months ago (edited)

For somebody with a PhD and a Doctorate(allegedly), their writing doesn't reflect that. 9 year program for the required degrees to design and make medicines in theUS

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#18

Yeah, Okay Buddy

Yeah, Okay Buddy

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BusLady
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2 months ago

This one made me LOL.

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#19

Delusional Tall Man Thinks Women Openly Drool Over His Phenomenal Height

Delusional Tall Man Thinks Women Openly Drool Over His Phenomenal Height

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Martha Meyer
Community Member
2 months ago

The scary part is some dudes are really so deranged, they'll mistake any kind of old look (even disgust) for lust. I had a dude follow me home from the subway one day asking for a date. I'd been staring at him on the subway because he was fat, ugly and looked like he hadn't showered in a week and he apparently mistook that for interest on my part!!

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#20

Sure Buddy

Sure Buddy

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David K
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2 months ago

I beat couple of cops too and got away with that...in GTA5

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#21

When They Have Tests In Kindergarten

When They Have Tests In Kindergarten

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BusLady
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2 months ago

At 5 years old, you were still learning how to spell your name.

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#22

And Then The Sales Went Up $500%

And Then The Sales Went Up $500%

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BusLady
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2 months ago

Starbucks giving out free drinks? That's the dumbest part.

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#23

And Then Everyone Clapped

And Then Everyone Clapped

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S.
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2 months ago

Thousands of doctors, medical officials, scientists, reputable organisations, and other experts, asking you to wear a mask is considered “fake news,” yet the claim of one "nurse" is suddenly considered a universal opinion? And speaking of which, we are here to deal with facts, not opinions.

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#24

Didnt Miss A Word

Didnt Miss A Word

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Cassie
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2 months ago

"No, thank you" would have sufficed.

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#25

Sucking Out The Venom

Sucking Out The Venom

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Brigs
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2 months ago

I ain't sucking up your story

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#26

Schools Sure Are Conscious Of Students' Music Tastes Nowadays

Schools Sure Are Conscious Of Students' Music Tastes Nowadays

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Full of Giggles
Community Member
2 months ago

Teenagers scare the living s**t out of me.

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#27

3-Year-Old Is Wiser Than Us All

3-Year-Old Is Wiser Than Us All

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Roman Hans
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2 months ago

Did you tell him the nickname “Smartass” will never die either?

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#28

Her Bio Says She's 21

Her Bio Says She's 21

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Capn_Ahab
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2 months ago

The police turned up. My son was arrested. He said "sorry I lied mom, I turned out like Dad".

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#29

Hmmm

Hmmm

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Troux
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2 months ago

And then a pianist shows up to play happy ending music while they walk into the sunset and also the sun is clapping.

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#30

Then Everyone Ripped Off Their Masks And Bras

Then Everyone Ripped Off Their Masks And Bras

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S.
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2 months ago

I worry for the mental well being of surgeons across the globe.

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