“What’s the score of your test?” The son answers with a number, but the lie teller (Cè huǎng yí 测谎仪) says something different.
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Story in English:
Before the exam, the father was preparing breakfast for his son. He prepared one sausage and two eggs, and carefully placed them on the plate. He said to his son: “Finish it quickly son! After that you can get a full mark for your test today. ”
In the evening, when his son had just arrived home, father asked him: “How is the exam today? Did you get 100 points?” The son replied sadly: “Don’t mention it, I only got 1 point today.” “How come?” “I ate eggs first.”
Later on, the son followed the order to take a sausage and then eat two eggs every morning. He came home every day and told his father: “Daddy, I have got 100 points again!” One day, the teacher called and said angrily: “What happened to your son recently? Every time I was tested badly.” “Doesn’t he get one hundred every time?” “He was lying to you. You would need to educate him.” Therefore, Dad bought a lie detector online. As long as someone told a lie, the machine would beep.
In the evening, as soon as the son arrived home, Dad asked him: “How many points did you get from today’s exam?” “100.” Du du du du du, the machine rang. “To tell the truth! How many points did you get?” “60 .” Du du du du du. Dad was very angry: “I will give you another chance, how many points did you take?” “40 .” Du du du du du du. “Last chance. Tell the truth!” “3 points…” Du du du du du. Dad was so angry that he said loudly: “How could you be so bad! When I was a kid, every time I got 100 points in my exams!” BOOM!!! The machine exploded.