Bil Lepp is a five-time winner of West Virginia's Liars Contest, but only because of his unfair advantage: he carries the prevarication gene.
Spinning yarns was a family affair in the Lepp household. Lepp descended from a Russian immigrant grandfather who spoke five languages and entertained family around the dinner table with yarns that tended to become a little more exaggerated with each telling.Good story, but ... should we believe him?
“None of them were true, is what it came down to,” Lepp recalled. “I was 14 years old and I thought my grandfather had ridden with Lawrence of Arabia.” [Link]