Heard the one about the contest in England where being a liar is a good thing? Every year at The Bridge Inn pub in Santon Bridge, in Cumbria, England, a competition is held which sees someone crowned the World’s Greatest Liar.
This November John “Johnny Liar” Graham was apparently crowned with the title when he regaled audiences with a tale about a World War II German U-boat invading the UK to capture digital television decoders.
The competition pays homage to a 19th century publican know for his tall tales but it’s not the only contest of its kind in the UK - there’s a similar one run in Nottingham. Competitors in the Santon Bridge contest have five minutes to tell their lies without the use of props. Politicians and lawyers are barred from entering.