Mental Floss

Two Truths and a Lie

Jason English

On Fridays, I post a series of unrelated questions meant to spark conversation in the comments. Today we're doing something slightly different.

1. Did you ever play the game "two truths and a lie" at a company function or school orientation? For the uninitiated, you say three things about yourself. Two of them are—wait for it—true. The other you made up. Then everyone tries to guess. Let's play that today.

a. I once drove over my work laptop in a 1993 Mercury Sable. OK, twice. *b. In 2005, I quit my ad agency job to work at an A&P grocery store for seven months. During that time I wrote a will-never-be-published book called Self-Checkout. *c. My wife and I met ESPN's Dick Vitale at a Hyatt in Sarasota. I put my arm around him and immediately thought he was going to punch me in the face. He told me to visit his website to see his preseason college hoops rankings.

If you're not comfortable sharing two personal details, you can play the Amazing Facts version—give us two unbelievable-yet-true facts and one completely fake one.

2. What's the best or worst ice-breaker activity you've ever participated in? I want to find vintage books or newspaper articles with suggestions.

[If you have a question suggestion for me, send it over via Twitter @EnglishJason. See all the previous Friday Happy Hour transcripts. Enjoy the weekend!]