I’ve just recently discovered that it’s possible to make a crude lie detector test at home. What a terrible thing this would have been if my parents had come across this information while I was growing up! I never would have gotten away with half of the things I did. My parents were innately trusting of me, however, so they probably would never have seen the need for something like this. I guess they convinced themselves that they did such an amazing job of being parents that there was no possible way any of their children could possibly tell a lie. Boy were they wrong! http://www.liedetectortest.uk
My siblings and I banded together to help each other cover up the lies we told. Of course, we were willing to help each other just so our own lies wouldn’t be uncovered. We all had dirt on each other, so in order to keep our own dirt hidden, we needed to help one another out. Our poor parents – but what they didn’t know didn’t hurt them. It was mostly little lies, never anything major. And I’m almost certain they told me a few lies throughout the years – I’m still not completely convinced that my goldfish went to the goldfish hospital through the toilet.
Testing the accuracy of your tester
I wonder how accurate a homemade lie detector test would actually be. I mean, would it set off liar alarms for everything I said? Would it blow my cover? It would be a good experiment to see how accurately it can detect a lie. Then, once I knew for sure that it could tell the truth from a lie, I could carry it with me everywhere and get the truth from everyone, wherever I go! But, is the truth something I would really want to hear all of the time? It seems like a good idea, but sometimes ignorance can be bliss!