Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Lie Show Turns People Into Lie Detectors

NEW YORK (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Spotting a liar is all about reading the signs.

This Saturday (Apr. 26), liars are hitting the stage of New York’s Cornelia Street Cafe for The Liar Show, in which four performers tell a funny personal story and the audience has to figure out whose is pure fiction.

Show creator and host Andy Christie says the event is a good training ground for spotting a fibber in real life.

He explains, “You become a pretty good lie detector. You learn to look for subtle body language, like watery eyes, stuttering, and anyone looking a bit shifty.”

Christie says long pauses before answering a question, trying to cover up a mistake in a story, and the blood draining from someone’s face are also good indications of a liar.

But for those wanting to get away with a little white lie, Christie has some advice.

He recommends, “You have to believe your own lie. If you tell the story a few times, you get better at making it more believable.”

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