That people lie on here, or on the Internet in general, should come as no surprise. We're all anonymous. We can be whomever we want to be. It's an intoxicating situation that leads many of us into more and more outrageous falsehoods: I know about this tendency because I work as a profiler for the FBI. (Actually, I just made that up.) I know because I'm a carpenter! (Actually, I once helped my dad make a doghouse). I know because I'm a combat veteran! (Well, I like to play Halo, anyway.) I know because I've been an astronaut! (In my dreams.) I know because I'm a doctor, lawyer and Indian chief! (Not to mention a rich man, poor man and a beggar man thief.) I know because I'm 14 and my penis is 8 inches long! (Wait a minute, I mean 34 and that's my IQ if I think anyone actually believes me.)
Think of it this way: This is a great place to hone your nose for sniffing out bullsh*t strictly on the basis of your intellect, because you can't see the body language that goes with all these wild claims.