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Truth is stranger than fiction and some people live wilder lives than others.

Whether the government forgot you exist or you successfully ran from home or even if you did neither of those things but somehow had something intriguing happen to you all the same, there's a place for you.

Don't believe me? You can thank Redditor JRStod, who asked the online community, "What's a true fact about you that sounds like a lie?"


"For a brief moment..."

For a brief moment in my life, while I was in kindergarten, I technically didn't exist as a person to the government.

legendaryboomer

"I was adopted..."

I was adopted as a baby via a closed adoption. Closed adoption means there is no way for me to find out who my bio parents are and no way for them to find out who I am. I still ended up meeting my bio mom all because I bent over to pet a cat.

PeopleAreIrksome

"I am..."

I am a successful runaway. I left home at 15.

PhantomSpaceman13

"Yup."

My lung collapsed for no reason other than I'm a tall, thin, white male who is between the ages of 20 and 40.

Yup. Sometimes doctors give you the wildest explanations.

WipeHypeGaming

"I am missing..."

I am missing the index finger on my left hand because it was bitten off by a 7ft tall black bear when I was 7 years old.

mreguy81

"When I was a kid..."

When I was a kid I was kidnapped by a neighbour and locked in a wardrobe. The kidnapper was a mother to a kid in my class at school, and she said she didn't want him and she was going to keep me instead. Neighbours saw her grab me and called the police. She's now in prison after stabbing and killing a police officer through the heart with a kitchen knife.

Yamthief

"That's what the dentists all called it."

Giphy

As a kid I had a ghost tooth.

That's what the dentists all called it. It was an adult tooth that was growing in with no enamel, so in the x-rays it looked ghost like.

ButterPuds

"I can't properly..."

I can't properly use my left hand at all, so when I eat with knife and a fork, after cutting something, I have to switch and put the fork in my right hand to actually put the food in my mouth.

emina46

"Despite the resulting dissonance..."

Despite the resulting dissonance, I can play scales in any two keys on the piano at the same time over 5 octaves with the exact fingering in each hand.

Back2Bach

"After the war..."

My great-grandfather served on the wrong side during World War II in Germany. He wasn't a Nazi per se, but he did run a Polish POW camp. My grandmother was a little girl at the time and she befriended a lot of the soldiers there.

After the war, during the winter time, he was called in to shovel snow off the train tracks because his coworker was drunk. He was struck and killed by a train.

reejoy96

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