Every single person on this planet has a story to tell.
And I’d argue that most people have done or experienced things during their days that a lot of folks out there wouldn’t believe.
That’s what makes humanity interesting and what keeps the world turning!
AskReddit users shared things about themselves that sound made up but are 100% true.
Let’s see what they had to say.
1. Quite a life.
“My great great grandfather was a Pinkerton Detective, acted on Vaudeville, and had 5 wives in 2 different states that knew nothing of each other.
He also slightly changed his last name each time and never got caught until the Ancestry website happened.”
2. What’s that smell?
“I can smell some illnesses and chronic symptoms.
My sense of smell is normally pretty average, but I can sometimes smell if a person is sick before they start showing symptoms, and have been able to identify/predict 2 seizures, a diabetic blood sugar drop, and multiple chronic migraines before they happened.”
“I lost my heel in a lawn mower accident
Here’s the story”
I was 4 at the time and I wont say who exactly did it. But he was mowing and it was a riding mower and the hitch on the back where you can hook a little trailer, I loved to stand on that part and ride.
Well this time I saw a frog in the grass and being the 4 year old I was at the time, I jumped off the mower and onto the grass and put my hands over the frog to catch it and he didnt realize I had jumped off and he backed up.”
4. Big winner!
“I won two TV game shows.
“The $10,000 Pyramid” (won $10,300) in 1975, and “Sale of the Century” (was on the show for 9 days; won $34k in cash and prizes) in 1985.”
5. Pretty creepy.
“When my mom was in grad school she took several labs where she worked with cadavers.
Because my dad worked nights she often had to take me to class with her, and she’d usually just plonk me down on the table with the cadaver while she worked on it.”
6. Drifting in.
“I ran out of gas outside of La Paz Bolivia.
Luckily it was down hill for about 6km into the city. I coasted the whole way on my motorbike, passed busses and drifted into a gas station.
Never missed a beat!”
7. A big baby!
“My grandfather got a award from Mussolini in 1935.
He was just born at 6.3kg (13 lbs 14.2 oz) and was awarded the award of “Italy’s Biggest Baby”.”
“I’ve eaten a piece of the Berlin Wall.
It got me suspended from school and grounded for a few months.”
“My ex and I were having a huge argument in a hotel parking lot, my friend and exes dad were there as witnesses.
Two big buses pulled up and Justin Bieber got off one of them with a security guard and walked right past us, I was crying and my ex was yelling at me and JB said, and I quote “hey, stop that”, my ex yelled back at him “white ppl shouldn’t have dreads!”
And Justin just got onto the other bus w his guard. My friend was cracking up saying “was that Justin Bieber?” and sure enough, some people in his entourage or whatever were staying at that hotel and he was in town that night for a concert.”
10. Turned the tables.
“I was mugged in Belgium, and I mugged the muggers back.
Got my wallet and my friend’s purse back.
I’m a pretty quiet low key guy, so no one believed the story, and it’s so disappointing because I’m pretty sure I’ll never be that awesome again.”
11. Thanks, Mom!
“My mom drove me to the airport at 5 am for a booty call when I was 30.”
12. Rock gods!
“I bought a guitar amp from Brad Whitford, of Aerosmith, when I was 17. He and Steven Tyler served up cheeseburgers for me and my friends.
So, Brad’s son was a punk and I knew him from the scene. I was in a band that had some small local marginal success. This is 1997/98 in Boston. I needed a new amp for our first US tour but had very little money. I was getting drunk with his son and, on a whim, I asked him if his dad had any amps laying around that he didn’t need. We laughed and carried on partying.
The next day, I get a call at my home. It was Mr. Whitford himself. He was super nice but to the point. “My son says you got a band and need a good rig for your les Paul. I have something in mind for you. Just gotta have my guy get it from the warehouse. Come by my house in Norwell this weekend and check it out”. That was the gist of the call. Obviously, the whole band came with me. And our roadie.
We get to his house and it’s totally him. So weird. These guys were like gods in Boston. I wasn’t the hugest fan but knew him from his work with Wayne’s World. He takes me to (one of) his garage(s) where there is this cool full stack.
The brand is Bedrock. An old company from New Hampshire that made good quality amps in the 80’s. This one was custom made for Brad. Basically Marshall components. 4 tubes. All the knobs go to 11. Not kidding. Still has the “property of Aerosmith” stickers on it.
He plugs it in and rips a crazy solo on his les Paul and then hands it to me and I play a couple power chords. He asks for $300 for the whole thing. I pay him and he tells his son to give us a tour of the house.
This is where sh*t gets nuts. It’s just like you expect. Tons of gold records, platinum records…Pictures of him with people like John Lennon, Robert DeNiro and Joey Ramone.
Then we get to see his studio and THE LARGEST COLLECTION OF MARSHALL AMPS IN THE WORLD. Seriously, like 200 cabs. A wall of guitars. Guitars so pretty and amps so cool, it made sense for him to find the one he sold me dispensable.
After the house tour, he told us to meet him at the little bar and grill they own in town. When we get there early and he arrives 30 mins later with muthaf*ckin Steven Tyler in tow. “You guys the punk group?!” He was so nice.
They went in the back and came out with burgers for us all on the house. Then they straight up left. Irish goodbyed, even! I still have the amp. I used it on the road for almost 10 years in five bands.
Now, it’s just a conversation piece. But it still works! I’ll crank her up every now and then.”
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