Let's say you have a friend who roots for the Minneapolis Mollusks, while you're for the St. Paul Seacows all the way. At last night's game, one of the Mollusks blatantly fouled the Seacow's star player, but your friend won't admit it happened. What's more, neither will any of the other members of the Mollusks fan club. How can they deny seeing something so obvious? The answer is that they are telling blue lies—falsehoods meant to reinforce the bonds within a group and keep others out.
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Written by Curiosity Staff April 7, 2017
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