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Wednesday, July 12, 2006

The Lying Lepps

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.

“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]
Good story, but ... should we believe him?

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