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11. Posted by Clarabell (Travel Guru 1696 posts) 10y

I can't lie to save my life, apart from inventing husbands to deter over-keen Indian men. But the funniest I've ever heard was about the Drop Bears in Australia:

I met this bloke who was working with the Aussie army near Darwin, anyway, they'd just had a load of American soldiers over for training or something, and they'd fallen for this well known joke....

We all know Australia is full of dangerous animals, but not many people know about the Drop bears. They look really cute like Koalas, but if you're not careful, they jump out of trees onto you and go for your throat, to drink your blood.

The best deterrent is toothpaste. Smear it onto your hat, or draw a ring round all the Eucalyptus trees.....Apparantly they did this!!!

12. Posted by Desiree (Inactive 157 posts) 10y

lol youre story carabell, it reminds me of the killer rabbits of monty python!

the 'worst' lie i told was that the prime minister of my country looks like harry potter, but i'm not sure if that is really a lie.. not that anyone believed me

13. Posted by Cupcake (Travel Guru 8468 posts) 10y

Quoting strayalien

No offence but it seems to be the americans that beleive the biggest lies i had a group beiving that on Austarlian m,oney the queen wore an Akubra.

No offense taken! I am very gullible and a sucker for any sob story... :)

14. Posted by Demian (Full Member 117 posts) 10y

It is always funny to see eyes grow when you tell people that we in the Netherlnds DO all wear the wooden shoes, DO all live in windmills, and DO all grow tulips.... (Serious, that is always amongst the first questions after finding out where I come from...)
...in fact, I DO have wooden shoes...

15. Posted by Rraven (Travel Guru 5924 posts) 10y

Quoting Desiree

lol youre story carabell, it reminds me of the killer rabbits of monty python!

the 'worst' lie i told was that the prime minister of my country looks like harry potter, but i'm not sure if that is really a lie.. not that anyone believed me

looking at the photos of him in the newspaper i have to say that he does look like him !!!! i couldn't believe it the first time i saw the photo, i thought arjan was taking the piss when he showed me..

16. Posted by Pardus (Respected Member 2356 posts) 10y

What?? Harry POTter runs the Netherlands??? We should have known...

(My apologies for the pun, I just couldn't help myself... I am sooo bored and tired...)

17. Posted by Rraven (Travel Guru 5924 posts) 10y

just remembered when i was a child convincing italian children that my granny was a leprechaun and that eventually i would be rich but she wouldn't give me any money will i got to the end of the rainbow and wore green, they spent the whole holiday trying to convince me to wear green.....

anytime i meet a sleezey guy i normally pretend i can't speak english and start talking irish, they normally give up, i've told people that we don't speak any english in ireland (we were using a dictionary etc to confuse them)...

18. Posted by Jase007 (Travel Guru 8870 posts) 10y

Once said that all the locals in NZ are pumped up versions of 'Once Were Worriors' i.e. a bunch of hard drinking a**holes who beat up everyone in sight.
Not to mention that the local delacacy of boiled 'kiwis'.

19. Posted by james (Travel Guru 4136 posts) 10y

Quoting Guinness

Once said that all the locals in NZ are pumped up versions of 'Once Were Worriors' i.e. a bunch of hard drinking a**holes who beat up everyone in sight.
Not to mention that the local delacacy of boiled 'kiwis'.

I'm not sure if this is actually a lie...

20. Posted by firelady (Budding Member 4 posts) 10y

i always travel alone so the last time i iwas in Chinag Mai Thailand in a bar I always sport a wedding band, to keep the men off. But I guess people find it strange that I have a wedding band and Im drinking in a bar alone