Men are more likely to tell lies than women and feel less guilty about it, says a survey.
In a poll of 3,000 people, researchers found that the average British man tells three lies every day, that's equivalent to 1,092 a year.
However the average woman appears more honest, lying 728 times a year - around twice a day...
Concerning the kind of lies we tell, men said that they most often lie to their partner about their drinking habits. "I didn't have that much to drink" is men's most popular fib.
Whereas women use the line, "Nothing's wrong, I'm fine" most often to hide their true feelings.
Katie Maggs, associate medical curator at the Science Museum, says the jury's out as to whether lying is a result of our genes, evolution or our upbringing.
Check out the Top 10 for each sex. No. 7 on the men's list is "No, your bum doesn't look big in that."
Again, that hardly classes as a lie. That's mere self-preservation... from an entire evening of "Nothing's wrong, I'm fine."
— Larry, Attack Monkey, Light Reading