Next time you tell an elaborate lie to make yourself seem cool, make sure it is not easily disproven by a simple Google search.
People shared the funniest stories they heard people make up about themselves to make themselves seem awesome. The result wasn't people thinking they were interesting—the result was people knowing that they are liars.
He was a Gulf War veteran. Except, dude, you were born in 1981 and the Gulf War was 1991-1992. When we were in fifth grade. Congrats on being an 11-year-old combat veteran.
I no longer have this friend but I used to. He used to claim that:
-His dad was in Green Day
-Green Day taught him how to walk and talk
-He lived in Hollywood for one day of his life and met several hundred celebrities during that day.
-He was the fastest runner on the planet but his mom told him to disguise his actual speed because people would make fun of him
-He was in a rock band (at age 9)
-His dad was also a video game developer and made special games for him as presents
-His parents got him a Bazooka for Christmas
-He had a Pokemon called Mewthree
-He was Hitler’s great-grandson
I’ll let you take a guess how many of these claims were actually true. But at least he was a kid and not a full grown adult.