There's something about internet anonymity that allows people to feel comfortable bending the truth or even blatantly lying. There are also people who feel totally fine fibbing to the friends and family on their timeline. Why? Well, some people do it to make a political or societal point. Other people weave creative tales for attention or pity. Others just want clout or Reddit karma. Generally they all have one thing in common: the striking ability to write outlandish stories that are pretty much guaranteed to make you cringe.