Being a kid means you’re bound to mess up sometimes, especially when it comes to getting out of gym class. Maybe you’ll fake a tummy bug or tell the nurse at school you have a headache in your leg… It’s not believable but hey, you’re a kid so you don’t know any better.
The real tragedy of this is that some people never grow out of their flawed reasoning abilities and still think their lies are believable.
The Whole Pantry
As it turns out, there are people who actually profit from their lies! Who would have thought? If this is the first time you've heard about this, you might want to take everything you read online with a pinch of salt, especially if it involves buying some product that promises to "cure cancer."
Belle Gibson's story is just one example of a convicted scammer that promoted pseudoscience for personal profit while marketing her own blog and subsequent products.
Not a Symptom...
Sometimes there's just no discussion when it comes to patients and their faulty conclusions, even after informing them that their symptoms have nothing to do with their supposed diagnosis.
This lady may have some of the symptoms down, but in another way, she doesn't at all! Medical diagnosis certainly isn't always exact and predictable, right? At least not when you're dealing with some people...
A Real Goof
In this almost standard case of lying to get glasses, we can see that it can only succeed, at least partly, if kids remain consistent in their exaggerations about how bad they can see.
While this patient admits to goofing up the letters to get those glasses, he didn't even flinch. There was no amount of questioning that could deter him from getting in the way of him and a new pair of spectacles.
A Newsworthy Story
Humans are fascinating creatures, capable of so much if they could just find a way to channel their talents and determination. Like this guy who appeared in the news for pretending to be in a coma, just so he could get out of a little trouble with the law...
Imagine if he put that much effort and willpower into something more beneficial, like, his career for example, or not breaking the law in the first place?