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A Special Fathers Day Gift for You

A Special Fathers Day Gift for You

Monday 15th May 2023

In honour of Father's Day on 16 June 2023, we thought it would be good to take a look at the white lies we were told as children. We all know that the majority of the warnings our parents gave us when we were growing up were to protect us from harm, keep us healthy, and provide us with manners around others. We have all learned from these little fabrications of the truth, and let's be honest, many of these fibs have been passed down from generation to generation. 

So, let's take a look at some and see why these little tales have been around for so long. See how many you can remember and/or if you've told them to your children.

1.If you eat all your carrots, you will be able to see in the dark.

How hard is it to make children eat vegetables? We, as adults, will try anything when hiding them under the mash doesn't work. There are variations of this, such as spinach giving you superpowers, and kids that don't eat all of their vegetables don't get presents from Father Christmas but all of the ones you can think of are simply to get children to eat their greens.

2.Babies are delivered by storks.

This is one of the oldest of the tall tales and has been used multi-culturally for thousands of years. There are various reasons this is used, but the main one tends to be that the "where do babies come from?" question is asked at a very young age. As adults, we do not think our 2-year-old can understand the logistics of procreation, so this little white lie is an easier option.

3.Going to the toilet in a public swimming pool will turn the water a different colour.

It is often said by parents that a chemical has been mixed into the pool's water, so if anyone urinates in the pool, the water will turn a different colour around them to reveal the culprit. Obviously, this lie is used to discourage urinating in the pool; however, this tale is not so bad as mixing chlorine and urine can be harmful.

4.We took the dog or cat to a lovely farm, so they would be able to run free in the fields and play.

Children and their pets are inseparable, and when you have to put an animal to sleep or it passes away, it is hard to find the words to explain this to them at a young age. Instead, we try to tell them their pet is in a "better place" to avoid the conversation about death. This sometimes backfires when the little one asks to go and visit them, leading to more lies to cover up the original.

5.You will damage your eyes if you sit too close to the TV.

You know what it's like: you put a film on for all the family to watch, and one child is sat in front of the TV, obscuring the view for everyone. As much as sitting this close could cause a headache, there is no medically proven documentation to suggest that this statement is true. In fact, the American Academy of Ophthalmology confirms that children focus close up better than adults; therefore, even eye strain for them is rare.

6.Eating seeds from apples will make a tree grow in your stomach.

This is often used on toddlers as a choking prevention tactic; however, the stomach does not have the right environment for seeds to grow, so this is totally false.

7.If you go swimming just after eating, you may drown.

This fabrication has been around as early as 1908, when Robert Baden-Powell's book "Scouting for Boys" urged children to wait 90 minutes before diving in. It isn't known why this came to be one of the top lies we tell our children, but probably so parents could relax after the meal and not need to go swimming with their child or provide supervision.

8.If you keep crossing your eyes, they will stay that way.

Kids make funny faces, and they should be encouraged to express themselves. "Happy child, happy life," they say. Eyes are more resilient than we know. The eye has 16 parts, six of which are the muscles that control vision direction. These muscles allow our eyes to rotate and look left, right, up, and down. Rolling your eyes and crossing them is considered an eye exercise for adults by some organisation and is not harmful. However, if you notice your child is doing this involuntarily and not just when having fun, it could be a sign of strabismus, and you should seek the advice of a medical practitioner.

9.If you swallow chewing gum, it takes 7 years to digest.

We have all been guilty of swallowing the odd bit of gum, and the 7-year statement is [completely false=completely false]. Chewing gum is mostly indigestible; after the small intestine has broken down all the parts it can, such as flavourings, sweeteners, sugars, or nutrients, the gum's base element passes from the small intestine to the colon. The reason for this warning to children is simple: swallowing too much of something that is indigestible can cause digestive issues; however, the odd bit here and there should not present a problem. With that said, younger children should be supervised when chewing gum, and only when it is age-appropriate.

10.Your nose will get longer if you lie.

We have saved the best and our favourite for last. This, of course, is designed to stop your child from lying. Pretty much all of us knew our noses didn't get any longer or turn out like Pinocchio's, but there is evidence that your nose can give you away. Research has confirmed that the "Pinocchio Effect" is actually real; you do not measure the person's nose but the increased temperature of it.

As much as these falsities are a way of life between parents and children, we all know they are untrue from a young age. They are a way of life, but harmless tales that have been passed down through the years. That being said, not all lies are harmless, and it is always best to be honest and teach your children honesty from the offset. It is true that children are reflective of their parents, and if you are honest, it's pretty guaranteed your children will grow up to be also.

A Father's Day gift to you.

We know it's difficult to find the right gift for your father on this celebrated day, and this is why we are offering a discount at offices throughout the UK. Yes, a Father's Day gift of a lie detector test may be unusual, but lies ruin relationships, and a gift for Father's Day of a lie detector test could be just the answer.

Where can I get a discounted Father's Day lie detector test?

We are offering tests at the below locations for just £300 for a single person test. If you are unable to travel to these locations, we do offer tests in most major towns and cities; prices start at just £395. The discount is subject to availability and only for weekday office tests booked between 7th June 2023 and 30th June 2023. The offer does not include EyeDetect or EyeDetect+ requests, If You are interested in EyeDetect, prices can be found by clinking here.

Manchester (Airport Business Park)
Nottingham (East Midlands Airport)
Birmingham (Solihull office)
Milton Keynes
Potters Bar

Why would I need a gift for fathers day of a lie detector test?

There are many reasons this would make the perfect Father's Day gift. It could be that you have been branded the "black sheep" of the family and no one is speaking to you; you could have been accused of something you haven't done and want to reunite and make peace with your father. Maybe you just want to show your innocence so you can personally move on. On the other hand, you could be a wife and mother who has been constantly accused of being unfaithful, and your relationship is suffering. A Father's Day gift of a lie detector test could show your fidelity and finally put those nagging doubts in the back of your partner's mind to rest. Your partner and father to your children, or even your own father, could have been accused of something and they can't think of a way to prove they are not guilty of the accusations made against them. Whatever your reason, a lie detector test could help.

How do I book a fathers day lie detector test?

Booking couldn't be simpler. You can contact our dedicated Customer Support Team on 0800 774 7268, who are always available to answer any questions you may have. If you prefer, you can visit us online and send us an enquiry and we will get back to you as soon as possible. We also offer a WhatsApp messaging service on our website for clients wishing to message us directly. All enquiries are free and dealt with in the strictest of confidence. So don't delay; contact us today to see how we could help you change your relationships for the better.