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How Strange BUT Untrue came to be

(A reasonably true story)

Deep in the mists of time (last Tuesday), I was pondering the mysteries of the universe when suddenly I had a revelation that would change the world:

"The public have a right to know the truth!"

Unfortunately, upon conducting a thorough search of the Web I found that the public were in a position to know an awful lot of truth already, in almost unhealthy amounts. Thus I was forced to return to my pondering and revise my revelation into something a bit more original. After hours in a trance-like state I sprang from my bath, shouted "Eureka!" and ran to my computer. (The fact that I was later arrested for forgetting to put any clothes on is one I shall leave for the time being.) My new and far more catchy motto:

"You have a right to know the (Un)truth!"

This turned out to be a lot better than the previous statement, and easier to research as well, since all I had to do was make something up (and of course check that it contained no irritating grains of Truth.)

The result: 'Strange BUT Untrue'; the fullest compendium of lies you'll find on the web (unless you look at a politician's site, of course). I hope you'll enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed inventing it all!