"World's Biggest Liar" to be crowned at U.K. pub

LONDON Fantastic fibbers are gathering at a remote pub in northwestern England to vie for the title of world's biggest liar.

The annual competition is held at the Bridge Inn in the Lake District hamlet of Santon Bridge. Contestants have five minutes to impress the judges with a whopping but convincing lie.

Politicians and lawyers are barred from entry, as they are considered to have an unfair advantage.

Last year's winner was nuclear power plant worker Glen Boyland, for an improbable story about racing snails with Prince Charles.

The competition was founded in honor of 19th-century Bridge Inn landlord Will Ritson, who was renowned for his tall tales.

Thursday's event is sponsored by local brewer Jennings, which has produced a World's Biggest Liar ale to mark the event.

Comments

Watch CBSN Live

Watch CBS News anytime, anywhere with the new 24/7 digital news network. Stream CBSN live or on demand for FREE on your TV, computer, tablet, or smartphone.

Watch Now

New Android App

For your Android phone and tablet, download the FREE redesigned app, featuring CBSN, live 24/7 news.

Download
The all new
CBS News App for Android® for iPad® for iPhone®
Fully redesigned. Featuring CBSN, 24/7 live news. Get the App