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Fibbers vie for World’s Biggest Liar crown

By The Associated Press

This article was published November 15, 2012 at 7:23 a.m.

— Fantastic fibbers are gathering at a remote pub in northwestern England to vie for the title of world’s biggest liar.

The annual competition is held at the Bridge Inn in the Lake District hamlet of Santon Bridge. Contestants have five minutes to impress the judges with a whopping but convincing lie.

Politicians and lawyers are barred from entry, as they are considered to have an unfair advantage.

Last year’s winner was nuclear power plant worker Glen Boyland, for an improbable story about racing snails with Prince Charles.

The competition was founded in honor of 19th-century Bridge Inn landlord Will Ritson, who was renowned for his tall tales.

Thursday’s event is sponsored by local brewer Jennings, which has produced a World’s Biggest Liar ale to mark the event.

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jdrew_fox16-com says... November 15, 2012 at 8:34 a.m.

no lawyers or politicians? What a shame it could be a national holiday!

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rainbowharold55 says... November 15, 2012 at 8:52 a.m.

Where's Paul Ryan when you need him? USA championship!

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LevyRat says... November 15, 2012 at 9:26 a.m.

Where did Bill Clinton place???

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NONSHEEPLE says... November 15, 2012 at 9:39 a.m.

I'd love to go and watch. That would be awesome.

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GAITOR says... November 15, 2012 at 9:55 a.m.

BHO would walk away with the blue ribbon.

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JessePinkman says... November 15, 2012 at 10:19 a.m.

They have to exclude lawyers and politicians, just as they used to not allow any professional athletes to participate in the Olympics. It's a smart rule to keep those who lie for a living out of the competition. If Bill Clinton were allowed to participate it would be over before it started, and he did attend Oxford so he is familiar with telling lies over there. He probably had a field day back then with the women, considering the fact he has straight teeth that are not stained like many of classmates would have.

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