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Telling Lies — Seems Everybody Is Doing It –Dave’s Diary

T-Minus four days and counting until you launch your latest round of New Year’s resolutions.  You know, a repeat of the same ones you’ve launched the past 10 years. But maybe, just maybe you are going to add a new one to the mix.  Say for example NOT to tell lies in the new year.  Good luck…it seems that one is in the blood!

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Believe it or not, the average person tells a whopping 88,000 lies in a lifetime, says a recent study that also estimates that men lie 66% more than women.

The survey discovered that the average person tells four untruths a day. Broken down by sex, men average five lies a day as compared with three fibs a day for women. Figuring a 60-year lifespan, the study, by British vodka maker WKD, predicts that lifetime lie totals can reach 109,500 for men and 65,700 for women.

Most common lies include: “This tastes delicious,” “The check’s in the mail,” “Our server was down,” “I’m stuck in traffic,” “Sorry, I missed your call,” and, of course,  “Dave, I love your posts!”

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