BURLINGTON, Wis. (AP) -- This year's winner in a Wisconsin liars' club contest has won for a fib that's half true.
Gene O'Brien of Rural -- a small, unincorporated village near Waupaca -- took first place in the Burlington Liars Club's World Champion Lie Contest.
O'Brien's winning submission was: "I grew up in a family with 16 children. I never got to sleep alone until I got married!"
The 72-year-old retired general contractor tells The Journal Times (http://bit.ly/1NWyeNA ) that he really did come from a family of 16 children -- "with no twins."
O'Brien says he's been telling people his winning quip for years. And he says his wife of nearly 50 years appreciates his standing joke.
The club has been holding the annual contest since 1929.
Burlington Liars Club: http://www.burlingtonliarsclub.com
Information from: The Journal Times, http://www.journaltimes.com