The Tumour In The Whale
'It's True, It Happened To A Friend Of Mine!'
She had a nest of mice living inside her beehive hairdo
His car was stolen with Granny's corpse strapped to the roofrack
She baked Uncle Joe's ashes into the fruit cake because she thought it was allspice
These are whale-tumour stories one teller swears are true because they happened to a friend. You never meet the friend, but you suddenly hear of the same thing happening to friends of other friends
Pure fact, pure invention or a mixture of both; grotesque or amusing; far-fetched or uncomfortably believable, whale-tumour stories are always worth hearing. Here is Rodney Dale's collection of these myths.