Originally Posted by Anon La Ply
To be fair, some had speculated that it was a tall tale........
..........so I call BS :)
Nah, too convenient for him, G. I mean, the claim that he "made it all up" gave him an even better hiding place than behind his mother's skirt. A not very convincing effort to salvage what little dignity might have been left.
I reckon it was true and he only back peddled when the absurdity of it all was highlighted and the consequent teasing started. ;-)