World’s ‘Biggest Liar’ Competition,No Politicians?
Interesting competition is on in England.
‘Professionals are banned from all manner of competitions so as not to have an unfair advantage. The World’s Biggest Liar competition is no exception, where politicians and journalists are strictly forbidden from competing due to their skill. The annual event is held at the Santon Bridge Inn in England’s Lake District in memory of its 19th-century landlord famous for his dubious stories. The competition is essentially a themed standup comedy routine for entrants, though one-liners are not unheard of, like the (possibly fictional) time a bishop was instantly crowned the winner after claiming “Well, I have never told a lie in my life.”(msn)
A harrowing competition is underway in England, with billions of dollars and hundreds of lives at stake. OK, that’s not true. But competitors from around the world gathered on Thursday for the annual competition to crown the world’s biggest liar.
Each contestant is given up to five minutes to weave the best fib in the contest, which was founded in honor of 19th-century Bridge Inn landlord Will Ritson, who was reportedly legendary for his lies.
Competitors gather at the Bridge Inn every year for the competition, a small pub in northwestern England.
Anyone can take part in the competition. Well, almost anyway; the Associated Press notes that lawyers and politicians are banned, citing “an unfair advantage” in the proceedings.”