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Friday Fun: Can you guess the lie?

Stephanie Grice
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November 7, 2019

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Happy Friday, y’all! This is my first ever Friday Fun post and I want to play a little game called “Two Truths and a Lie.” For those of you who haven’t played this before, it’s simple: post three things about yourself, one of which is NOT true, and let the rest of the community take their best guess at identifying the false fact!

We’ve actually done this one before, but it's been a few years and we have a lot of new faces in this community :)

 

Here are mine:

1. I have three chickens and one duck

2. I made a guest appearance on Sesame Street as a child

3. My karaoke ‘stage name’ is Skippy

 

Your turn!

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Monique vdB
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November 7, 2019

1. I have now been to four Atlassian offices: San Francisco, Mountain View, Austin, and Sydney.

2. I grew up with one sister, but as an adult I met two more half-sisters and one half-brother, along with my sister's half-sister and half-brother. My family tree is basically a squiggle. 

3. I've read 80 books so far this year. 

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Stephanie Grice
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November 7, 2019

Hmmmmm, these all seem quite possible. I don't think you've been down to the Mountain View office though ... I think #1 is the lie!

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JUDY
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November 7, 2019

I'm going to guess #1 too but only because that one seems the 'easiest' lol. 

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Nic Brough -Adaptavist-
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November 7, 2019

I'm with @Stephanie Grice here, but by elimination - 2 is far too detailed compared with the others, and I seem to remember you are a bookworm (not a .303 bookworm though), so that rings of a truth.

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Kat Warner
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November 7, 2019

I'm going with 1 being the lie. Maybe you have missed visiting one of the US offices.

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BiancaE
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November 7, 2019

Plus one to #1! I don't think you've been to the MTV office either hehehe

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Monique vdB
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November 7, 2019

You people know me too well!  

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November 7, 2019

I like your style a lot @Monique vdB ! Those are so detailed that anyone of them could be a lie with a minor adjustment in a fact or figure.

You’ve never been to MTV? 😵

That is an awesome family tree!! I do love how your parents met though.... you should do that one next time. People just wouldn’t believe it. Magical story!! 🇳🇱😍👏

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Jimmy Seddon
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November 8, 2019

#2 is a crazy fact and congrats with #3 I'm not anywhere close to that.

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Bryan Trummer
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November 8, 2019

I have listened to half that many books this year...does that still count as reading them. I try to convince my wife it does ha ha.

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November 8, 2019

@Bryan Trummer Our local library has "Audiobooks are not cheating" posters all over. So I think it counts.

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Celina Zamora November 8, 2019

#1...I'm going with no Mountain View. 

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Shaun Sheehan November 8, 2019

80 books in a year = amazing, if true.  I am still trying to meet my Goodreads challenge of 24 for the year! 

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November 8, 2019

I read 4-6 books on average each and every evening... many of them for the N’th time!

if I am not mistaken Queen Mo 👸🏻 has very similar evenings to me....! 😍👍

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Monique vdB
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November 11, 2019

@Bryan Trummer Audiobooks totally count! 

@Andy - PTC Redundant it's true, I don't even count re-reads because I am a big re-reader.

#1 is the lie, @Celina Zamora you're right. 

@Shaun Sheehan my goal for the year was 75 books and completing the Read Harder Challenge, which I did! I am a notorious bookworm. How close are you to your goal?

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Shaun Sheehan November 12, 2019

@Monique vdB - That is AWESOME. I am only on 17.  But I have been listening to a lot more podcasts and watching documentaries and other how to's on YouTube.  I gave up cable this year because I found so much better content elsewhere. 

@Andy - PTC Redundant - Wait...what? How???  Do you sleep? 😵 You must be a speed reader! 

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Jessica Cabrera November 14, 2019

Hi @Monique vdB 

I think the lie must be number 2. It is too unreal.

great game :) 

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November 14, 2019

Hahah @Jessica Cabrera nope it's correct! My sister and I were both adopted and it turns out our father had a child we didn't know about, and then we started finding biological relatives. Crazy times!

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@Monique vdB WOW! Not even counting the re-reads!

@Shaun Sheehan This answer will really dissapoint you..... I am reading those books to my kids. Each one takes about 3-4 mins max. Hah hah! 

Cassie Mayes
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November 7, 2019

Ooooh! This is fun.

1. My real name is Cassandra

2. I have two dogs

3. I have two small children 

Which one is the lie? 

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JUDY
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November 7, 2019

Is it #2?  Maybe you only have 1 dog vs 2 dogs? 

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Monique vdB
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November 7, 2019

It's #1, obviously your real name is Dr. Cakes. 

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November 7, 2019

Ooo! I guess #1. Is your name actually Casandra with one 's'?

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Mandy Ross
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November 7, 2019

I'm with Bianca on this!

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November 7, 2019

What a great way to get to know people on Community!!! I haven’t a clue in this one....

 

but as your team mates aren’t calling out 2 and 3, through process of elimination it must be number 1!

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Jimmy Seddon
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November 8, 2019

I'm going to jump on the #1 band wagon

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November 8, 2019

#1 for me, just like everyone :) 

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Bryan Trummer
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November 8, 2019

#1 as well.

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Celina Zamora November 8, 2019

Casssssssaaaandra ;) 

#2, hands down.

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November 9, 2019

Let me try to be different from others here, whether or not its true, 

Looking at an option which no 1 has picked yet, am gonna go with option 3... yaaayyyyy

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November 9, 2019

Detective Barker discovered something epic during his investigations of "Cassandra" Mayes.... this B Movie staring Ewan "Jimmy" McGregor and Colin "FunManAndy" Farrell!

Check the boat! HILARIOUS ! ! ! :oD

#Cassandra'sDream

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November 9, 2019

@Andy - PTC Redundant this is amazing!  I love it!

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November 10, 2019

OMG Andy that movie cover of you and Jimmy is the best! LOL

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Cassie Mayes
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November 11, 2019

The lie is #2! I only have one dog. Her name is Gabby :) 

 

You all made me laugh so hard on this thread. So fun

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November 12, 2019

@Cassie Mayes I think we need a picture of the pup posted ;)

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Glad you liked it guys! I was feeling most creative in that moment. Hahaha!

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November 7, 2019

@Stephanie Grice yours are hard and all very interesting. i'm going to guess that #3 is a lie?!  If I'm right, I'd love to hear more about #1 and #2, ha!

 

Mine:

  1. I have a fear of aquariums, which stems for being claustrophobic. 
  2. I have 5 siblings, and I'm the only girl.
  3. I have left FRIENDS (TV Show) on every night before I go to bed for the last 20 years. 
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November 7, 2019

 

Ohhhhh! I think #2 is the lie. 

Would not be surprised if @Celina Zamora watches Friends every night, too, btw... assuming that is true, of course! 

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Monique vdB
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November 7, 2019

I'm going to guess #3 and that you leave on a different show. But what show is as comforting as Friends? I would say The Office but that's only been on for 15 years. 

Okay changing to #2. I think you have all sisters!

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BiancaE
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November 7, 2019

I'm going to say #3 and that you've left it on only ever night before bed for the last 10 years

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Mandy Ross
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November 7, 2019

#3!

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Boris MBOUMEHANG
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November 8, 2019

I will say #3 too

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Celina Zamora November 8, 2019

Ha! True story. @Stephanie Grice 

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Celina Zamora November 8, 2019

#2...because I need someone to love Friends like I do. Lol. 

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November 8, 2019

#2 is a lie! I am actually an only child! 

 

@Celina Zamora I love that you also fall asleep to FRIENDS!! It is literally my security blanket.  This habit will probably live on forever and forever. 

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November 10, 2019

I love this so much, what are you going to do when they take it off netflix!? or do you watch it on youtube?

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November 11, 2019

@Jodi LeBlanc i have all the seasons on DVD! but i think i may sign up for the new warner brothers streaming service when the time comes. 

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Thank goodness! I had heard that Friends just cancelled their contract with Netflix so I was hoping that is not what you were using every night :)

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November 7, 2019
  1. I have taken "moon jump" giant steps helped by a bunch of helium balloons and the wind.
  2. There is a YouTube video with me singing and doing actions from a song I learnt in primary school, as an adult.
  3. I can't get by without coffee in the mornings.
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Monique vdB
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November 7, 2019

Guessing 3 is the lie and you drink tea or mead or something! 

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November 7, 2019

I was thinking the SAME thing as @Monique vdB - you're a tea drinker! (Isn't there a friday fun about tea somewhere... *searches community posts* )

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Kat Warner
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November 7, 2019

Drinking mead every morning!? Wrong series - New Zealand is more Hobbit-esque.

Image result for mead drinking

I have talked about tea in community posts a few times.

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Celina Zamora November 8, 2019

...."searches youtube to find said video" Lol. I'm going with #3.

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Shaun Sheehan November 8, 2019

If #2 is true, we need a link! :D 

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Yes we need a video for number 1 as well :)

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November 7, 2019

1. I had a pet chicken named "Tigirl"

2. My first language was French.

3. I have 9 female cousins. 

 

Also @Stephanie Grice I'm going to say #1 is a lie - I haven't seen any photos of a duck!

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November 7, 2019

Hmmmm.  My first thought is, how come your team has (or potentially has) so many pet chickens/ducks, LOL.

 

I'm going to say #2 because it is the least specific?! 

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Monique vdB
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November 7, 2019

Going to guess #2 because as a Southern Californian, you probably learned Spanish!

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Mandy Ross
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November 7, 2019

I'm going with #2 as well!

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Celina Zamora November 8, 2019

ohhhhh girl, I want to hear about this chicken. I'm going with #2.

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November 8, 2019

I join my predecessors and say #2 is a lie!

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November 8, 2019

ok ok, my first language was Spanish. Gold star winners!

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November 10, 2019

Please post a photo of Tigirl! :)

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November 11, 2019

I'll see if I can find one!

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Mandy Ross
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November 7, 2019

OK here goes. 

1. I speak fluent Italian.

2. I'm distantly related to Bob Ross by marriage (Husbands dad's third cousin)

3. I've met Billy Idol, Angelica Houston, Robin Williams, Squiggy from Laverne and Shirley, and Doc from the Love Boat. 

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November 7, 2019

I am going with #1.... I feel like it is something that would’ve appeared on the Who Who’s post.

Also I badly want #2 to be true!

and #3 seems really plausible.... although one name could be the lie.

Actually.... I’m going with 3 !!!!

Now you can respond in fluent Italian with the answer 😝

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Celina Zamora November 8, 2019

oh em gee...please don't let the lie be #2 and #3 because that's amazing. I am going with #1. Also @Russell Zera FYI on the Bob Ross. ;) 

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November 8, 2019

So many great things here! I am going with #3 because while I just have a strong feeling many of those are absolutely true, I love psychology and the human temptation to do a list and have one false or slightly false item in a list of true items, and the inception effect to elevate the game (in this example, the "4 truths and a lie within 2 truths and a lie")

And Yay for the fact that Bob Ross is making a come-back globally right now! I had no idea I was actually ahead of a trend when I chose being Bob Ross at Summit! 

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November 8, 2019

I'm going with #2 bc I feel like it's too specific to throw us off!

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November 8, 2019

I think you speak italian, so it's not like #1...
#3 seems too beautiful to be true, so I say #3 :) 

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Mandy Ross
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November 8, 2019

E vero che parlo l'italiano! Ero studentessa a Firenze il quarto anno di universita, e perche ci'ho una facilita per le lingue, l'iltaliano non e mai uschito della mia menta. :D

@BiancaE is the winner! No relation to Bob Ross but it would be awesome if I were. 

I worked at a luxury mountain resort hotel in high school near LA, so we got a lot of celebrities up there, which is where I met Billy Idol and minor tv stars from the 80's (they filmed up there a lot). Oh ya I forgot Christopher Walken too!  When I worked at the San Francisco Art Institute, Angelica Huston was a donor as was Robin Williams so they came to the anniversary gala I coordinated. 

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November 8, 2019

Woohoo! Gold star for me :) 

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So good! Loved all three answers :)

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I went with the main ones I could think of on the last thread, and I'm not that interesting even before the couple of quirks, but one of my friends suggested a theme that might be mildly interesting yesterday, so here goes:

I have "felt at home" in several places.  There is a strong correlation with "where my family is", but the point of 2 truths/1 lie is that over the last <mumble> years, I haved lived, or still do, on:

  • A graveyard
  • A gravel pit/quarry
  • An iron mine
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November 7, 2019

Ooooh. Okay a quarry and a mine are similar so I'm guessing #3 is the lie. 

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November 7, 2019

My guess is #2

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Quarries in the UK are pretty much always off limits, so no one would build on them.... unless your parents worked a quarry when you were young and lived on site....??

im still going with #2 

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And if number 2 is true.... I can’t wait to follow you around summit with an 80s ghetto blaster, blasting this:

https://youtu.be/Of-lpfsBR8U

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November 8, 2019

I'm going to guess #3 as well.  There was a gravel pit/quarry near where I grew up.  It has since been exhausted and they have started residential development there.

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November 8, 2019

Oooo I am thinking #2.

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November 8, 2019

It is #2.  My grandfather bought a house built in an old quarry, hence the "distractor" option.  But I never lived there.

I have lived on "Ferrestone Road", named after the iron ore that used to be under it.  And I'm typing this from a school hall that was built in the graveyard of a chapel.  (Don't worry, the graves were relocated, the only dead things under this house are the rodents my old cat took there to build alters to Bastis)

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November 10, 2019

But I still live in a graveyard...  I see dead people....  I should stop watching Stephen King and Shaymalan films and go back to Hellraiser and Insidious, right?

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November 7, 2019

@Stephanie Grice : Detective Barker does not see mention of a duck in the Who’s Who !!! 🦆🚫🤩

#1 is the lie

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November 10, 2019

Lol I agree, it must be #1!

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This is a GREAT game. 🤩🌟👏

Us Barkers love to keep it in the family so to say.... it’s an exceptionally unique surname!!

1) I am related to every single other Barker in the world. I am definitely not related to any Tanners. 

2) Despite being such a thoroughly English word, it’s French of origin. The original family worked for the French royal family in the 16th century - who also loved to “keep it in the family”!

3) My sister didn’t have to change her name when marrying. Her husband is also a Barker and we are related! #Handy #Ooeeerrr #Incest 

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Christianne vd S November 8, 2019

Taking a large leap here but I'm thinking #1 is a lie. I find it quite difficult to believe that there is only one strain of Barker (I say this being the owner of a unique surname myself, and finding out in my family tree research that I am not related to everyone in my own family..!). And then even if that WERE true, the second sentence of that statement may not be true. (But as I said, I'm taking a leap there).

 

#2 seems rather specific - and it 'feels' factual. #3 isn't all that weird, I had a great aunt who did the same thing, but luckily they weren't even closely related.

 

I do wonder which one is false though!

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I agree with @Christianne vd S, I think #1 might be the lie.

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Celina Zamora November 8, 2019

Bwahahaha. I love these. Going with #1, because I'm Zamora...and I could say the same...but I'm not...sooooo yeah. ;) 

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Siding with Celina on this one.

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I'm really hoping #3 is the lie but hey no judgment when it comes to crazy families!

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I think I'll vote for #2 as the lie, since no one else has -- perhaps the name "Barker" really is an English name.

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Also voting #1 is the lie!

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I think it is #1! Every single Barker in the world?!

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Christianne vd S November 11, 2019

@Andy - PTC RedundantCan you deliver us the correct lie? I'm very curious now.

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Alrighty.... I just found this under a pile of Community alerts so thank you all kindly for your patience and now time to get back on the case:

1) TRUTH: For as far as we know.... 
My father is an uber nerd and spent most of the 90s looking up both family history and family tree. 🤓🌴📚
This lead him into the path of other similar Barker nerds doing the same.
Thanks to that, a visit to Leiden in The Netherlands found a Mayflower plaque with the family name on! Wow! 🤯 (See photo below) These Barkers took the name to the new found land!
Overall, the nerd group concluded that there was one original Barker family many many centuries ago that we all "stem" from... which leads us to:

2 TRUTH: It is well documented that when the "Barker" family - responsible for all royal tanning - moved to England with the royal family there was a confusion between 'surname' and 'occupation' and the head of the family poorly explained the latter. As Tanner was a well known profession/name already and the English are massive snobs... they got given Barkers (as in, to remove and manipulate the oils from tree bark, a process in tanning)

[OK.. I'll be honest.. .these could be highly refuted and massively debatable... but, I've seen the file and folders my father and his nerd buddy's collected. It's quite conclusive.]

3) LIE - The families share the same name but my sister is not married to her boyfriend. In addition, my sis kept her name from her previous marriage to keep important documents in place, so technically not a Barker. We DO share a common ancestor from centuries ago and there's one famous story we all know, so that was a fun discovery!!

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Let's play my first friday fun game :) 

  1. According to the top 10 movies on IMDb, I've just watched 3 of them.
  2. I've been on a mountain before that's higher than 4,000 meters (~13k ft).
  3. I haven't read a single book in the last three years.
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I didn't even bother reading number 2 & 3 to know that #1 is a blatant lie, for two reasons:

a. Anyone who knows what IMDb is, is either a full-on movie buff or is on their way there and therefore the Top 10 is a priority to have watched. 4 or 5 was believable. 3 is just too low.

b. Lower case "b" ? You are definitely a movie buff!!!

That said.... hmmm. #3....?? no books in three years?

I reckon you are not counting kindle/e-reader editions... and therefore it's still technically true because you mean physical books.

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I'm gonna go 1 cuz online lists of time movies are typically absurd and don't match what real good movies are.

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@Dominic Lagger welcome to the Friday fun party!

These are really good. I'm going to guess #3 is the lie. 

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I think it's number 3!

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I solve:

  1. Truth: According to the top ten list, i've really just watched three of them "The Shawshank Redemption", "Inception" and "The Lord of the Ringsd"
  2. Lie: Although I live in the alps, I've never been on such a high mountain before
  3. Truth: I'm absolutely not a reader... no books and no e-readers. I'm more the view or hear typ

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Mind... blown.... ! That was a good one Dominic!

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Christianne vd S November 8, 2019

I love this game. I use it in my team as icebreakers and team building myself.

I'm guessing that your lie is #2 (Sesame Street) - I totally believe that having a duck is something to boast about and I can imagine Skippy being a karaoke stage name (very energetic perhaps?) but I'm not sure. Difficult!

 

 

Here are mine:

1. I have had more than 25 pet cats to date;

2. I can squat more than 113 kg/250 pounds;

3. My favourite film is Green Lantern.

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Considers getting out the Imperialist Conversion Tool, but reads #3 and realises 1 and 2 are so the truth..... I just cannot bring myself to believe 3#. 😜

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I agree with @Andy - PTC Redundant you may like Ryan Reynolds but no one liked the Green Lantern, not even him :P

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I am with @Jimmy Seddon. BTW, did you see the interview where Ryan Reynolds and Taika Waititi kept talking about finally meeting and being so excited to work together for the first time ever, completely deflecting any talk of Green Lantern? It was pretty funny.

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Christianne vd S November 8, 2019

Ahhh, it was too obvious! Yep, #3 is a lie, my favourite 'superhero' is Christian Bale's Batman, and my favourite of the trilogy would be The Dark Knight.

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Celina Zamora November 8, 2019

going with #3! and way to squat 250! I can squat 200 only :( 

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#3... No offense if you actually love it... but I had a hard time getting through it.

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Thanks goodness it was #3! :)

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@Stephanie Grice I love this game!!! I think the lie is #3, just because I want to pretent knowing a real movie star, and that nobody is kidding about chichens, right? ;)

 

Below is mine:

1. I have been president

2. I have already made a Kizomba demo on YouTube
PS: Kizomba is a dance, coming from Angola, known to express languor and sensuality.

3. I already had a goat, 3 cats and a puppy (for a day)

Guest what's the lie! :p 

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I feel like #2 & #3 are very specific so I'm going to guess #1 but that's awesome if I'm wrong.

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I think #1 is the truth, because you can be president of any club, even a small football club or a dance club, which leads me to #2, which is also true.

Therefore, I think #3 is a lie.

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I think #3 is a lie too :P

#1 and #2 are more likely to be the truth

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As you guessed @Dominic Lagger , I was the president of the Association of Cameroonian Students from Paris when I was student. so, #1 is true (I hope it is still awesome @Jimmy Seddon ! ;) ).

And I already had a goat (named Kiki, and that I raised until she escaped one day :( ), 3 cats (Ricky, Tommy and Samy, their mother) and a puppy (one morning, when I was a little boy, I found him barking in front of our house; but my parents found its real master, so could not keep it). So, #3 is also true @Poorvi Jhawar :)

So the lie is ... #2 ! But, not for so long, because I plan to make a Kizomba video soon (I LOVE dancing ;) ). 

Now, I guess you know me better now :)

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This is awesome! @Stephanie Grice I'm going to guess #3.

As for my own:

1. I wish I lived on a farm

2. I love watermelon

3. I have more dogs than kids

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This one is pretty difficult to guess, but let's say #2 (because I want to believe that there is at least one people on earth that does not like watermelons :smile:)

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Hmm, I don't remember any of these being talked about so I am going to guess #2 and that you actually love pineapple.

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Celina Zamora November 8, 2019

ohhh we talked about this during our coffee chat! I'm going with #2. 

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To make it fun I will say something else than all other answers :)

I'm gonna say #1 is wrong

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I'm going to say #1 is a lie too :P

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#2 was the lie, yes @Boris MBOUMEHANG I may be one of the only people on earth who hates watermelons.  @Bryan Trummer bonus points for remembering the great Hawaiian pizza debate that started in the 2019 Summit mobile app ;) 

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Please send me all your extra watermelon from your garden, I will gladly take it all :)

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@Stephanie Grice I think #3 is the lie. But with that being said I think that is an amazing karaoke name. Love this type of game so here we go.

#1 - I tried out to be the tour drum tech for the band 311 when they were first starting

#2 - I used to battle rap back in high school - think 8 mile with less spaghetti

#3 - I am a black belt in ninjitsu making me a literal ninja.

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#3 - it seems to be the odd man out here.

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Celina Zamora November 8, 2019

THESE ARE AMAZING @Bryan Trummer ! I'm going with #3

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I'm going with #3 while I think you have the skills, I don't think you've quite earned your black belt yet :P

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I really hope these are all true! I guess I'll go with #2 as the lie. 

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You are very good at this game, I am going with #3 :)

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#3 was the lie. I have achieved my green belt in ninjutsu so I am not a ninja and probably will never be.

#1 - I was early in my high school years when 311 who is from Omaha (my hometown) was setting up for a tour and looking for drum techs. I had been taking drum lessons for a year and so, so my dad knew somebody and it got my audition. Except I thought it was for another local band and not 311, so I was ill prepared. The audition went well but the tours would have been during the school year, so no tour for me. 

#2 - Yup, probably as part of my teenage angst from not being able to tour with 311, who ended up being bigger than anyone thought. I started rapping in school. That naturally turned into battle rapping during classes, study hall, before and after school. I did quite a few actual battle competitions, appeared on a few local mixtapes, and a couple of local artists albums. Even had our own group at school and I was ranked top 3 rappers in the school, which we had a big class so not too shabby. Sadly, I left the rap game and the bling bling behind a few years after high school. But that doesn't mean I lost my flow ha ha ha.

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@Stephanie Grice I am going to guess #1, maybe the numbers are reversed???

As for mine:

  1. I sat next to Elton John at a concert for 2 hours and didn't even realize who he was until he took the stage
  2. I once was in the audience to watch Korn, System of the Down, Kid Rock, and Metallica play live at the same time.
  3. I was a Mexican chef while in college
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#2 - I cannot imagine a gig or live music event where Kid Rock would be playing with metal bands! Especially not of that calibre.

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I want to say #1 on this.

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Celina Zamora November 8, 2019

I'm going with #3. If I'm wrong, I need proof...lol.

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Were you a chef in a Mexican restaurant?

Or....

Did you change your nationality to Mexican and just worked as a chef in any type of restaurant....??

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@Andy - PTC Redundant HAHAHA! The plot thickens! 

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I'm now thinking you changed your nationality to Indian, BUT... worked in a Mexican restaurant..... in CHINA TOWN ! ! ! 😜👏

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it's gotta be #3 cuz that's the simplest one.

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