"Every June, Scotland is towed 1000 miles south so it can have a summer. Only 10% of people in Scotland know this."
It's true! Would your Uncle Cartophiliac lie to you?
From Great Lies to Tell Kids by Andy Riley; the somewhat deranged, but very funny author of The Book of Bunny Suicides.
Who doesn't enjoy telling small "tall tales" to kids?... you know, just to mess with their mind...
Other good lies from the book:
"In Denmark, they use bacon as banknotes."
"There used to be a ship in that bottle but it sank."
"Most birds wear parachutes in case they suddenly forget how to fly."