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Aethelwine's avatar

Who wants to play "Two Truths and a Lie"?

Asked by Aethelwine (42465points) June 28th, 2010

This has been done many times before, but we have many new users now. I think it is time to get to know each other better.

List 3 statements about yourself (two truths, one a lie) then everyone gets to guess which of the three is a lie.

Here are mine-

1. I was 30 the first time I used a mower.

2. I was offered to be taken in by a pimp that supplied women to
high profile clients such as Mike Tyson.

3. I was given the award of “prettiest hair” my senior year of high
school.

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107 Answers

tranquilsea's avatar

I’m game! @jonsblond I say number 1 and 3 are true and number 2 is false.

Here are mine:

1. I learned I could draw people perfectly but not until I was 29.

2. I got so disillusioned by school I nearly dropped out one semester away from graduation even though I had straight As.

3. My family is descendant from German minor royalty.

janedelila's avatar

Oh, I so wanna play!!
1. I had a baby tooth in my mouth until I was 33.

2. My anesthesia did not work during surgery and I felt every bit.

3. I made $5000 in one month as a cocktail waitress in Las Vegas.

janedelila's avatar

@jonsblond I too believe 1 and 3. @tranquilsea I think your number 2 is the lie.

tranquilsea's avatar

A question: when do we reveal?

ipso's avatar

@jonsblond – I think your #3 is a fib.

1.) While in Ireland I randomly met the best friend of a relative AFTER he had already purchased a beer for me.
2.) I was attacked by a monkey in the middle of the Amazon.
3.) My girlfriend and I once had sex under a blanket in the same room as her parents while watching a movie.

Aethelwine's avatar

@tranquilsea I’m going to guess #1 is a lie. I have a feeling you have known how to draw people for some time.

@janedelila My guess is #2. That would be so terrible if true!

I’ll wait until morning at least to reveal my answer so others have time to guess. Sound good?

tranquilsea's avatar

@jonsblond Sounds good. This is surprisingly fun! Thanks for starting the thread.

janedelila's avatar

@ipso oh please let it be 3. I have daughters…

lillycoyote's avatar

1. I know two people who don’t know each other who have given mouth to mouth resuscitation to a chicken

2. I have hiked two thirds of the Appalachian Trail

3. Once, when I was bass fishing with my Dad, a fish actually jumped into our boat.

janedelila's avatar

@lillycoyote I believe 2 and 3. Chickens!?

rpm_pseud0name's avatar

1. Have lived in Maine for 20+ years & have never tasted lobster.

2. I had my poetry published when I was in the fourth grade.

3. Committed to memory, all 612 words of ‘The Walrus & The Carpenter’ poem from Alice in Wonderland.

janedelila's avatar

@rpmpseudonym I say your 3 is the untruth.

Aethelwine's avatar

@ipso My guess is also #3. If #2 is true, my husband would love to hear the story.

@lillycoyote Damn you’re good. #2 is a lie.

@rpmpseudonym #1. I’ve never had lobster, but I live in central Illinois. lol

lillycoyote's avatar

@janedelila Wrong. Sorry. :-)

tranquilsea's avatar

I’m with @janedelila about @lillycoyote 2 & 3 are true and 1 is false.

I’ll take a shot with @rpmpseudonym and say that 1 is a lie and 2 & 3 are true.

tranquilsea's avatar

And @ipso I believe that 1 & 3 are true and 2 is a lie.

rpm_pseud0name's avatar

Okay, it’s late & time for bed, I will check back in 12 hours to give my answer. :)

tranquilsea's avatar

Me too. It’s nearly midnight and I have a doctor’s appointment in the morning I need to be alert for.

AstroChuck's avatar

I am an ordained minister
I am a devout atheist
I’ve had dinner with a double murderer who had been on the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted list.

Aethelwine's avatar

@AstroChuck You really need to quit telling everyone about our little dinner.

AstroChuck's avatar

@lillycoyote- Is that your final answer?

lillycoyote's avatar

@I’m open to suggestions, but that’s what I’m going with. :-)

ipso's avatar

@tranquilsea – #2 fib – no almost drop out of school?
@janedelila – #2 fib – anesthesia?
@lillycoyote – #2 fib – Appalachian Trail?
@rpmpseudonym – #1 fib – 20 years is off?
@AstroChuck – #3 fib – FBI most wanted? You probably got the minster cert via internet.

AstroChuck's avatar

Anyone else care to guess? One more and I’ll come clean.

bob_'s avatar

1. I am a Tae-kwon-do black belt.
2. I am CPR-certified.
3. I attended classes in 4 different colleges.

lillycoyote's avatar

@jonsblond I’m going with #1 as being the lie just because it makes for a much more interesting life for you and because you do seem to have really nice hair. :-)

ipso's avatar

@bob_ I would say your #2 is the tricky fib, but I would have spelled it taekwondo, so I’ll go with #1 on a hunch.

Seaofclouds's avatar

@jonsblond I’m going to say # 2 is the lie.
@tranquilsea I’m going to say # 1 is the lie.
@janedelila I’m going to say # 2 is the lie.
@ipso I’m going to say # 3 is the lie.
@lillycoyote I’m going to say # 2 is the lie.
@rpmpseudonym I’m going to say # 1 is the lie.
@AstroChuck I’m going to say # 3 is the lie.
@bob_ I’m going to say # 2 is the lie.

For me:
1. I threatened to beat up my mom’s boyfriend with a baseball bat when I was 4 months pregnant.
2. I gave up a full ride scholarship to my first choice college for my boyfriend.
3. My grandmother kicked me and my 2-year-old son out of her house in the middle of the night when it was pouring down rain.

Aethelwine's avatar

@bob_ My guess is #3 for the lie. You only attended 3 colleges, right?

@Seaofclouds #3? This is getting difficult. I really need some sleep. :)

AstroChuck's avatar

Okay, I cheated. All three are the true. Sorry.

1

2

3

breathe's avatar

1. I took first place in a sailboat race and I never sailed before.
2. I caught the biggest tagged fish in a tournament at the lake.
3. Dana Ewell, the boy that killed his parents and sister lived across the street from me.

bob_'s avatar

1. True. Sure I was 14 at the time and I stopped shortly after getting my black belt, but it still counts :P
2. False. I’d like to learn, though.
3. True. I graduated from ITESM (in December of 2007). I attended Bocconi University in Milan during my semester abroad (spring 2006), and also attended summer courses at Yale (2005) and the London School of Economics (2006).

Seaofclouds's avatar

@AstroChuck Boo for cheating. :-P
@breathe I say # 2 is the lie.
@bob_ Yay, I was right! :-)

breathe's avatar

seaofclouds, you are good.
1. true, I had my husband telling me what to do, but I did make some of my own decisions.
2. false, I have done a lot of fishing, but never caught the big one.
3. true, he was a really strange boy. He came to my door about 3 weeks after his terrible deed, to give me a key to help sell the house. He had not been arrested yet.

shpadoinkle_sue's avatar

1. I can’t say the word defibrillator
2. I almost killed myself trying to stomp out a cigarette.
3. I can recite The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere from memory.

DominicX's avatar

@py_sue I’m going to say #3 is false. #1 sounds crazy, but that’s what makes it seem true to me. :)

Here are three of mine:

1. I have all the elements of the periodic table memorized.
2. I learned to whistle on my 17th birthday.
3. I’ve never read a Harry Potter book.

lillycoyote's avatar

O.K. Several people have already guessed correctly. #2 is the lie. I have barely hiked two thirds of my own back yard let alone two thirds of the Appalachian Trail. I’m kind of a slacker.

Arisztid's avatar

Count me in.

1) I am scared of snakes
2) I can sit in the full side and front splits and kick over my head’s height.
3) I am OCD

kenmc's avatar

1)I’m thoroughly uninteresting
2)I’m thoroughly uninteresting
3)I was Hitler

Dr_Lawrence's avatar

Here are mine:

1) I left the mother of my three children after 17 years of marriage because she was attracted to the same women I found attractive.
2) Two of the women I married were people I met on the Internet.
3) I have three University degrees but I am considered a High School drop-out in two Canadian Provinces.

zenele's avatar

1. I have a tractor license.
2. I am a young grandfather.
3. I both teach and study.

lawlipop's avatar

1. my dad only has one arm.

2. I’ve swam with the same dolphin that was in one of the Flipper movies.

3. an old teacher of mine has remained a close friend, and we get together every once in a while

jazmina88's avatar

The last 3 above would never lie…....

cyn's avatar

@boots, ooh, ooh, I know, #1 is a lie!
My turn!
1. I’m scared of the dark.
2. I always take my pillow frog on vacation.
3. My favorite food is menudo.

Facade's avatar

@Dr_Lawrence #1
@lawlipop #1
@cyndihugs #3

1. I know the full names of all the kids I went to elementary school with.
2. Being late to home room countless times almost prevented me from graduating high school.
3. Even though I trained as a gymnast for nine years, I’ve lost the ability to do almost all the skills I learned.

augustlan's avatar

Too many people probably already know my lie… but I’m going to answer anyway!

1. I routinely beat boys in arm wrestling, all the way into high school.
2. I am on my third marriage.
3. I dropped out of high school in my senior year.

jfos's avatar

1) Dave Chappelle is funny.

2) Russell Peters is funny.

3) Dane Cook is funny.

I’ll give you a hint… it’s number 3.

Sueanne_Tremendous's avatar

1. I am interested to learn why Chuckie dines with a double murderers

2. My partner Jenn was once engaged to an Oscar nominated actor

3. I was in the audience when Oprah gave away cars to all in attendance.

@jonsblonde: I would love to imagine #2 as being real, but gotta say it’s false.

Arisztid's avatar

I see @Seek_Kolinahr typing away… no spilling the beans on what is my lie.

Seek's avatar

@Arisztid

I don’t see you afraid of snakes, and I’m pretty sure you can kick whatever you want, and I’d be not in the least surprised to hear you have OCD.

@zenele
My guess… tractor license?

@jfos
I didn’t need the hint. ^_^

Okay,
1) I am a first-generation natural-born American citizen

2) I’ve been diagnosed with severe social anxiety disorder.

3) It took me 20 minutes to type this out, because I couldn’t think of anything interesting enough to put down as the truth, nor any interesting lie that seemed realistic.

Vunessuh's avatar

I’m going to play Three Truths and Two Lies to make it more challenging. :)

1) I actually do have a spatula collection.
2) I’ve written for porn.
3) I’ve been to Australia.
4) I have pot bellied pigs.
5) I was a figure skating champion when I was 12.

bob_'s avatar

@Vunessuh I know 3 and 4 are true. I’m gonna go ahead and say thaaaaaat… number 2 is also true.

free_fallin's avatar

1. My natural hair color is strawberry blonde
2. I’ve never been married
3. I write for a living

Jude's avatar

@free_fallin number 2?

1. I’m Keifer Sutherland’s cousin.
2. I hopped on our school bus donning only a Strawberry Shortcake bikini (and that’s it), then wore (only) the bikini whilst at school.
3. I got my driver’s license at 25.

jfos's avatar

@jjmah Dane Cook?

Jude's avatar

@jfos Not a fan. =)

jfos's avatar

@jjmah Me neither. That’s why I made him the lie.

Jude's avatar

@jfos Ah, I’m a little slow today, son. I do apologize.

jfos's avatar

@jjmah Since it’s Friday, I’ll forgive you.

Vunessuh's avatar

@bob_ Aw man. D: You ruined it! ;)

Yeah, I don’t have a spatula collection, but that’s only because the ninjas keep stealing them, and I’m not a figure skating champion even though when I was little, I wished I was.

bob_'s avatar

@Vunessuh Sowwy! XD

So, what’d you write?

Vunessuh's avatar

@bob_ I wrote and sold a lot of porn at the beginning of my writing career. It was quick, easy money. =)

rpm_pseud0name's avatar

Okay, I’m back. One person got me right.. @janedelila, nice job. #3 is my untruth.

Yes, I have indeed – lived in Maine for over 20 years & have never tasted lobster. I have purchased it at the store (for family). I have held it, let it walk on the kitchen counter before putting it into the pot. I have even played a crane machine game, where the claw is above a live lobster tank & if you can capture a lobster, then you just got yourself a $5 lobster dinner…the lobster claws fight back at the crane claw… so I lose, but it’s still fun. I have just never found the lobster to be an appealing dish. I just can’t enjoy a dinner where I need to wear a bib, have a butter/garlic bath dish & a nutcracker in hand so I can crack the exoskeleton of my entree.

rebbel's avatar

I didn’t read all sixty-six answers, but i can tell you that you are all liars.

1.
For no particular reason, from childhood on, i loathed two countries: Indonesia and Greece.
My first girlfriend was (part) Indonesian, my present girlfriend is from Greece.

2.
Until some years ago i owned a Michelin star with my Japanese restaurant.

3.
I once traded my bass guitar for a lighter.

Seek's avatar

Nobody would trade a bass guitar for a lighter. I see that as far less likely than you owning a Michelin star.

zenele's avatar

@rebbel You’re Dutch, so #3 makes sense. I’m gonna go with #2 being the lie.

ucme's avatar

1 : Lady Ga Ga is my Aunt
2 : I once kissed the late Princess Diana on the hand
3 : I’m a terrible liar

rebbel's avatar

@zenele
I saw you once driving your tractor with your grandson.

zenele's avatar

You must have been smoking a certain legal weed over there. That’s why you thought you got a fair trade, waking up the next day sans Bass guitar.

tranquilsea's avatar

Ok, I’m finally back from the doctor’s appointment and feeling like a bad, bad mom now.

My untruth was number 3.

I really did nearly drop out of school even though I had straight As long and pathetic story. I only attended the week before tests and then wrote the test which is why I didn’t get kicked out.

I have many interests and drawing is one of them. Unfortunately I had a really uninspired art teacher in grade nine who refused to teach me how to draw people until I had drawn vase after vase after vase. I got bored of the class and dropped out.

I didn’t pick up a pencil again until I was stuck somewhere for hours with nothing to do (at age 29). But I did have a regular HB pencil, a green sheet of paper and a black and white magazine photo of the Queen Mother. I spent 4 hours drawing her and the result wasn’t bad, but I knew I could do better. Through the next year I bought proper pencils, charcoal, tortillions, moldable erasers and learned about fixative. Now I just don’t have time to draw <sob>.

ApolloX64's avatar

You guys is crazy.

1 – I often suffer from a severe case of “Foot in Mouth”
2 – I was discharged from the Canadian Forces for attempted murder.
3 – I can turn a 35 year old rust bucket car into a mean rumbling sleeper machine.

CMaz's avatar

1. George Burns sang to me.
2. I am 1 degree of separation from the President of The United States.
3. Almost married my 11th grade teacher.

Mariah's avatar

1. I have gone 19 days straight without eating anything
2. I have met a Chuck Norris
3. I despise yogurt

@DominicX I’m going to guess that #2 was your lie.

AmWiser's avatar

@ApolloX64 #1 is your lie
@ChazMaz All true

I was in the audience when Ophra gave away cars
I auditioned for American Idol
I*was* on the Let’s Make a Deal Show

DominicX's avatar

Alright, I’m gonna try and guess on all the ones that no one’s guessed on so far:

@cyndihugs I’m going to say #1 is the lie, though #2 was my second guess. :)

@augustlan I don’t know yours, so I’ll guess: #2 is the lie.

@Sueanne_Tremendous #3 is the lie.

@Seek_Kolinahr #1. :)

@ApolloX64 #2 ? I have no idea… :)

@ChazMaz #2!

@Mariah I’ll reveal mine if one other person guesses. As for yours, I’m going to say #2. #1 sounds a little far-fetched, but who knows? :P

free_fallin's avatar

@jjmah You got it! I have been married.

cyn's avatar

@DominicX, I think number 3 is a lie.
As for me….
1. I’m scared of the dark
True. I am scared of the dark. I actually have to sleep with a light on or the TV on.
2. I always take my pillow frog on vacation.
True. I do carry my frog pillow on vacation with me. My family actually makes fun of me because, apparently, I can’t live without my frog prince. ;)
3. My favorite food is menudo.
Lie. I am a fan of menudo, but it’s not my favourite. Actually, my favorite foods are enchiladas and sopes(homemade by Mother.) =]

lawlipop's avatar

@Facade wrong! my lie was #3.

Seaofclouds's avatar

@jonsblond Nope. #2 was my lie. I did give up my frist choice college for my boyfriend but I didn’t have a full ride to it. My grandmother really did kick me and my son out in the middle of the night when it was pouring down rain. (I was living with her because she couldn’t really take care of herself at the time. She doesn’t even remember doing it now.)

Seek's avatar

Mine’s #2. My daddy was born in Ireland, then adopted by Americans.

rebbel's avatar

Mine’s 2 too.
I didn’t have a Michelin star.
I did trade my bass guitar for a lighter, a nice Ronson.

CMaz's avatar

#3 a lie.

Jude's avatar

#3 was a lie. I was 30.

(I had a fear of driving).

shpadoinkle_sue's avatar

#3 is the lie. Well, a half truth. I can only do the first section from memory.

Aethelwine's avatar

Though I do have pretty hair, it wasn’t voted as the “prettiest”. #3 is my lie.

I never touched a lawn mower until the age of 30, and let me tell ya about that pimp. I worked for a very short time at a gentlemen’s club in Las Vegas, right after I graduated from high school. There was a man that often came in to the club looking for girls to work for him. After I quit the club, I ended up living in a hotel with 3 other people, not knowing where we were going to get the next nights payment for the room. I desperately needed money for food and a toothbrush, so I called this man. He offered to take me in, told me I could make thousands per customer, but I had to lose 10 lbs. In order to do this, I would live off of salads and cocaine. I turned him down, and went to live with my sister in Palo Alto instead.

DominicX's avatar

@py_sue I knew it! :)

@Facade I’m guessing #1 is a lie. I knew a girl who claimed to have memorized the school’s directory (even people’s parents names…it was creepy), but I don’t know about that…

@Mariah @cyndihugs The latter was right. I read Harry Potter 1 and Harry Potter 5. lol. #1 is true; I’ve had the periodic table memorized for a long time and recently had to add Copernicium (#112) to my list. #2 is true too! I couldn’t whistle until August 24, 2008, my 17th birthday.

@jonsblond You’ve lived in Vegas and Palo Alto? Who are you, me? :P

Aethelwine's avatar

@DominicX haha….and I’ve vacationed in Tahoe! ;)

janedelila's avatar

I did have surgery, and had to have a valium IV cuz I’m such a baby, but yeah, my #2 is a big fat lie. What I wanna know is, why didn’t anybody doubt that I had a baby tooth until 33!? It was right in front on the bottom and the only reason I had it taken out was because it turned brown.

Arisztid's avatar

@Seek_Kolinahr got me right.

I really like snakes.

I can kick like I said and am OCD about my surroundings and writing. I am one of those people who fidgets if someone moves something slightly until I, often unconsciously, move it back.

Dr_Lawrence's avatar

@Facade gave the only answer and she was correct!

Facade's avatar

@Dr_Lawrence Yay me! :P
@DominicX Gave my only answer as well…and it was wrong lol. I do remember all their names =)
Any other takers?

augustlan's avatar

@DominicX Right! I could kick ass against the boys, did drop out of high school, but am only on my second marriage. :)

@Facade I say you weren’t late that often.

zenele's avatar

Still not a grandfather.

Great Game, @jonsblond.

AstroChuck's avatar

No cheating this time. I promise.

1) Tom Hanks’s aunt was my babysitter a couple of times.
2) I shook hands with Robert F. Kennedy a day or two before he was assassinated.
3) San Francisco Giants manager Roger Craig once bought me a drink.

CMaz's avatar

Mine was #3.

And @AstroChuck, #1.

AstroChuck's avatar

@ChazMaz- You win! Come on over. I’ll buy you a drink.

CMaz's avatar

Having a drink with someone that has shaken JFK’s hand would be cool. Where were you and how did you get that close?

AstroChuck's avatar

RFK, not JFK. And we were on the tarmac at the (then) Sacramento airport. He was campaigning for POTUS. I think it was the next evening he was shot in LA.

CMaz's avatar

RFK just as cool. :-)

ipso's avatar

@jonsblond, @janedelila, @tranquilsea – tricky me, no one got it!

@jonsblond – you requested the monkey story for your husband.

I was visiting Canaima Venezuela (Angel Falls) and in the center of this little bungalow village there was a tree with a cute little monkey in it. He was chattering and inquisitive. I pulled out my camera and slowly moved in to frame the perfect shot when he jumped on my head SCREAMING! I started screaming, dropped the camera, and tried to rip him off my head. I started crying and choking and ended on my knees in the dirt being violated by a little porch(?) monkey. Finally he let go and scampered away – done with me. I looked around, in shambles, and luckily no one saw (and no one believed my story actually), but it turned out I had a great shot of the monkey in midair jumping towards my head as I involuntarily snapped the shutter.

The sex blanket story available upon request.

shpadoinkle_sue's avatar

@ipso I think that’s what Chewbacca looked like when he was being born.

ApolloX64's avatar

@ipso that is an awesome story!

For my three, DominicX is the only one who got it right. I have a medical discharge from the Canadian Forces due to knee problems developed during training. And the fact I was making a waves by asking questions about why we had contaminated water and a condemned building as a barracks on a CF base.
I do suffer from a massive case of what I call “Foot in Mouth” syndrome, and it often holds me back since I hesitate when I respond to people now.
And yes, I can turn a massive pile of rust into an awesome machine it just takes a loooooong time and a lot of work, I thank my dad for that skill set.

Facade's avatar

Sorry everyone. I forgot about this!

1. I do know the full names of all the kids I went to elementary school with I went to a small, Christian school.
2. Being late to home room countless times did almost prevent me from graduating high school.
3. Even though I trained as a gymnast for nine years, I’ve lost the ability to do almost all the skills I learned can still do most of it!

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