Pinocchio tells the story of a wooden boy whose nose grew when he lied, but in reality the opposite is true – for ‘real boys’ at least.
Scientists have shown that your nose actually shrinks when you tell lies because its temperature drops.
They designed a lie detector test that tracked the temperature of people’s noses and say it picked out fibbers with 80 per cent accuracy.
The test is the ‘world’s most reliable lie detector’ – 10 per cent more accurate than the famous polygraph test, researchers claim.
Read more at The Daily Mail.