Just what is it with humans and their compulsive need to constantly lie?
From the day we’re born we’re bombarded with untruths: the tooth fairy, the Easter bunny, the baby stork.
What’s that? Father Christmas? Nah, he’s real, I get a present off him every year so he’s definitely out there, really busy at this time of year too.
And, of course, if those lies weren’t enough of a grounding in the way of saying literally anything you like, regardless of its grounding in reality, we now have an American president that is practicising the art on a daily basis.
Nonetheless, this one has really shook us up.
Remember being in the car as a kid at night, asking to put the light on so you could read your comic or whatever and your parents saying that couldn’t happen because it was illegal?
Yeah, that was a big fat lie.
I've just read that driving with your interior lights on isn't illegal.— Amanda (@Pandamoanimum) November 18, 2017
I've thought it was my entire life.
I will never trust my parents again.
The internet couldn’t believe it either.
From my replies it seems we are not alone, Tanni. A whole generation fed a lie which we have passed onto the next generation.— Amanda (@Pandamoanimum) November 18, 2017
Really?!... 🤨 Next you’re going to tell me that the Ice Cream Van isn’t empty when the music plays!!!— Gary Burgess ⒾⓊⒶ (@GaryBurgessIUA) November 19, 2017
Whoa. Next you’ll be telling me that the crust on the bread doesn’t make your hair curl and you can swim straight after eating.— Elizabeth Ammon (@legsidelizzy) November 18, 2017
This surprised me so much I swallowed my gum. Now it's either going to stay in my digestive tract forever or wrap around my heart and kill me. I haven't decided which.— [name redacted] (@alexholly) November 19, 2017
Suddenly, people were questioning everything. Maybe there were a whole load of other myths out there that weren’t actually true after all?
I've always wanted to grab a police officer and fire away with all these sort of questions.— Mike 🌹 #FBPJB (@mikebirty) November 18, 2017
Can I drive with no shoes on?
Luckily, help was at hand.
As a former Chief Constable I can confirm that Amanda is absolutely correct. Now what were your other questions?— Alastair McWhirter (@exexcc) November 18, 2017
Wait... what about driving in flip flops? I’m from Australia and we were told it was illegal to drive in thongs/ flip flops, and we should kick them off and drive barefoot so they didn’t get caught on the peddle when braking...— loulabelle (@l_loulabelle) November 19, 2017
You can drive in whatever you like as long as you can control the car. There is no law about footwear.— Alastair McWhirter (@exexcc) November 19, 2017
Brb just heading out to drive barefoot to Dundee with a load of Toblerone and all of the interior lights on the whole way.
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