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9th May '18 7:05:27 PM Sabrewing
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* Your goal in ''VideoGame/WhereTheWaterTastesLikeWine'' is to collect stories of the common folk of America, and then to tell them to other people, planting the seeds for tall tales to grow.
14th Mar '18 11:52:52 PM Skagit
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* Febold Feboldson, a Swedish rain maker in Nebraska
* Johnny Kaw, a giant farmer whose plowing formed the Kansas landscape

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* ** Febold Feboldson, a Swedish rain maker in Nebraska
* ** Johnny Kaw, a giant farmer whose plowing formed the Kansas landscape
14th Mar '18 11:50:43 PM Skagit
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** Myth/PaulBunyan, the giant lumberjack, who cut timber all across the continental United States with his blue ox Babe.
** Pecos Bill, the archetypal cowboy, and the love of his life Slue-Foot Sue.

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** Myth/PaulBunyan, the giant lumberjack, who cut timber all across the continental United States with his blue ox Babe.
Babe. He is the UrExample, many of the below figures are considered to be [[FountainOfExpies imitators]].
** Pecos Bill, the archetypal cowboy, and the love of his life Slue-Foot Sue. Raised by coyotes, rode a cougar, and had a live snake for a lasso.
** Alfred Bulltop Stormalong, a giant merchant seaman, who sailed around the world in a clipper so large it nearly scraped the sun and moon.



** Annie Christmas, former slave, keel boat pilot, and strongest woman on the Mississippi.
** Myth/CrookedMick, a traditional Tall Tale character from Australia.

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** Annie Christmas, former slave, giantess, keel boat pilot, and strongest woman on the Mississippi.
** Myth/CrookedMick, a traditional Tall Tale character from Australia.Australia, a cattle drover and shepherd.
** Bowleg Bill, a Wyoming cowboy who became a sailor and rode tunas and whales, basically a cross between Pecos Bill and Stormalong.
** Joe Magarac, a Croatian born steelworker in Pittsburgh who worked nonstop and was actually made of steel.
* Febold Feboldson, a Swedish rain maker in Nebraska
* Johnny Kaw, a giant farmer whose plowing formed the Kansas landscape



** John Henry
** Casey Jones
** Mike Fink
** Daniel Boone

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** John Henry
Henry, a steel driver and former slave, said to have been born with a hammer in his hand and died after beating a machine.
** Casey Jones
Jones, a train engineer who miraculously stopped his train, saving the passengers but getting killed in the process.
** Mike Fink
Fink, a combative keel boat captain
** Daniel BooneBoone, legendary frontiersman
8th Mar '18 11:12:43 PM MagnusForce
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' did "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS12E21SimpsonsTallTales Simpsons Tall Tales]]", featuring Homer as Paul Bunyan, Lisa as Connie Appleseed, and Bart and Nelson as Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn.
22nd Feb '18 2:44:42 AM JackG
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* ''Bush Tucker Man'' mentions a story told in Northern Territory, Australia about a mosquito that was so big it landed at Darwin airport and was filled with 100 gallons of fuel before anyone realised it wasn't a mosquito. The host Les Hiddins is skeptical. "I've never seen a mosquito that big. Ninety gallons, but not a hundred."

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* ''Bush ''The Bush Tucker Man'' mentions a story told in Northern Territory, Australia about a mosquito that was so big it landed at Darwin airport and was filled with 100 gallons of fuel before anyone realised it wasn't a mosquito. The host Les Hiddins is skeptical. "I've never seen a mosquito that big. Ninety gallons, but not a hundred."
22nd Feb '18 2:43:54 AM JackG
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* ''Bush Tucker Man'' mentions a story told in Northern Territory, Australia about a mosquito that was so big it landed at Darwin airport and was filled with 100 gallons of fuel before anyone realised it wasn't a mosquito. The host Les Hiddens is skeptical. "I've never seen a mosquito that big. Ninety gallons, but not a hundred."

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* ''Bush Tucker Man'' mentions a story told in Northern Territory, Australia about a mosquito that was so big it landed at Darwin airport and was filled with 100 gallons of fuel before anyone realised it wasn't a mosquito. The host Les Hiddens Hiddins is skeptical. "I've never seen a mosquito that big. Ninety gallons, but not a hundred."
22nd Feb '18 2:43:13 AM JackG
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* ''Bush Tucker Man'' mentions at story told in Northern Territory, Australia about a mosquito that was so big it landed at Darwin airport and was filled with 100 gallons of fuel before anyone realised it wasn't a mosquito. The host Les Hiddens is skeptical. "I've never seen a mosquito that big. Ninety gallons, but not a hundred."

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* ''Bush Tucker Man'' mentions at a story told in Northern Territory, Australia about a mosquito that was so big it landed at Darwin airport and was filled with 100 gallons of fuel before anyone realised it wasn't a mosquito. The host Les Hiddens is skeptical. "I've never seen a mosquito that big. Ninety gallons, but not a hundred."
22nd Feb '18 2:42:50 AM JackG
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* ''Bush Tucker Man'' mentions at story told in Northern Territory, Australia about a mosquito that was so big it landed at Darwin airport and was filled with 100 gallons of fuel before anyone realised it wasn't a mosquito. The host Les Hiddens is skeptical. "I've never seen a mosquito that big. Ninety gallons, but not a hundred."
31st Dec '17 9:52:24 PM DrFraud
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* Music/PeterPaulAndMary's "Autumn to May" is about several outlandish animals which the narrator allegedly possessed, namely a dog with fourteen-yard-long legs and ears they could ride on, a clothed talking frog that went sailing in a shoe, flying sheep which delivered gold and candy and a swan which hatched an oyster shell.
* "Derby Ram" is about a comically-large ram whose more notable details include horns that reach the moon, eyes as big as soccer balls and a tail that could be used as a church bell clapper.




































21st Sep '17 11:47:54 AM JonnyB
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* ''[[WesternAnimation/TennesseeTuxedoAndHisTales The World Of Commander McBragg]]'', loosely based on Baron Munchausen, consisted of the eponymous [=McBragg=] telling ridiculous tall tales about himself. [[ExpositoryThemeTune Or so says the brag of McBragg.]]

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* ''[[WesternAnimation/TennesseeTuxedoAndHisTales The World Of Commander McBragg]]'', loosely based on Baron Munchausen, consisted of the eponymous [=McBragg=] telling ridiculous tall tales about himself.himself, including digging the Grand Canyon, building the Great Pyramid and digging the Panama Canal. [[ExpositoryThemeTune Or so says the brag of McBragg.]]
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