25 Lies That Made People Rethink What They Thought They Knew

Published 2 weeks ago

In the vast expanse of the internet, few places foster as much honesty and candidness as Reddit’s “Ask Reddit” community. Recently, a Redditor by the username ‘WattAtWork‘ ignited a thought-provoking discussion about deception, prompting fellow netizens to reveal the biggest lies they’ve ever fallen victim to. What ensued was a captivating array of stories, spanning the spectrum from humorous anecdotes to poignant revelations.

As users eagerly poured their hearts out, the thread transformed into a digital confessional booth, offering a glimpse into the complexities of human relationships and the frailty of trust. Here are just a few of the remarkable tales shared by members of the ‘Ask Reddit’ community.

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“I’ll pay you back.”
$9000 in the hole later… still haven’t been paid back.


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My sister convinced me that I was adopted.


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I ignored my studies because I thought the world is gonna end in 2012.


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Decaf removed caffeine from my body

ETA: yall I know what it is, I believed decaf was a way to remove caffeine from the human body. BELIEVED.


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“We value you as our employee and the people working here are most important to us”.


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If you tell me the truth I won’t get mad.


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Going to college will guarantee your future success.


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Don’t remember the biggest lie, but my dad has a bald spot and when I was a kid he told me and my siblings that he got it from going to bed while chewing gum and they had to cut it out the next day

You bet your a*s none of us ever went to bed with gum after that.


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That each second between lightning and thunder is a mile. It was in my 3rd year of my physics degree before I learned my entire life was a lie. It’s 5 seconds per mile btw.


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I believed that whole s**t of “if you both have braces and u kiss they’ll get stuck together” until i actually kissed someone with braces and they were like “u know that’s fake right”.


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That suppressing your feelings makes you a “man.”.


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Life is easier after you grow up.


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“we support a healthy work life balance”

Btw manditory overtime everyday this week.


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Ex wife telling me how disgusting cheaters are and how they are succumb of the earth. Guess why I am divorced.


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“You’re gonna scare the fish away shut up”.


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That a fat guy in a red suit travelled the entire world in one night in a sleigh pulled by magic flying reindeer delivering presents to all the good kids. But only the good kids, bad kids can get bent. And he knows who is who because he’s *always watching*.


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I was catfished for like a year because i was young and stupid.


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I convinced my sister that the word “Mormon” was a very bad word. I was 11.


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I got told I love you by a girl I had a crush on once but apparently she loved everyone else too.


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When I was a kid, my siblings convinced me that Medusa lived in our attic.


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“Would you like to buy a magazine subscription?”.


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That a seven foot tall rabbit would break into my house during the first Sunday after the Paschal full moon, and leave eggs everywhere.

We’d go to the mall to see the Easter bunny and my mom would be all “that’s who leaves the eggs in our house!” Scared me so much tbh.


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If you work hard and save you can own the American dream.


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When I was a kid, we would often drive a town over to visit my cousins. One of the roads passed through some ponds, one of which had a perculiar looking branch that had fallen over.

I always noticed it, would point it out to everyone in the car, and one day my dad said it was a “crocomigator” as a joke since we had just watched some Crocodile Dundee before heading out.

In my head it made sense, I knew how alligators could lay dormant for months at a time with a low heart rate, so the fact it wouldnt move just meant he was hibernating.

Years go by, parents split, my dad passes away, still look out for this crocimigator, get to high school, still looking out at the pond to look at this fallen tree not really remembering why.

Then one day, I am like 19, my mom, brother and I are driving on the same road, I instinctively check the pond and its not there. The memories flooded back and I say “god damn it”.

My mom asked me whats wrong and it took me a bit to stop laughing, but I explained the story of the “crocomigator” and we all laughed at how silly looking log in the water and my dad managed to trick me for years.


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That focusing on education, rather than on developing social skills and meaningful connections, will be enough to lead a fulfilling and prosperous life.

Thanks mom, you had the best intentions.

Saumya Ratan

Saumya is an explorer of all things beautiful, quirky, and heartwarming. With her knack for art, design, photography, fun trivia, and internet humor, she takes you on a journey through the lighter side of pop culture.

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