Baron Munchausen

  1. German raconteur who told preposterous stories about his adventures as a soldier and hunter; his name is now associated with any telling of exaggerated stories or winning lies (1720-1797)
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  • But here we are forbidden to walk shodden over sacred ground and details of the cruise must be confined to generalities; otherwise the travels of the celebrated Gulliver would be eclipsed, Baron Munchausen lose his claim to veracity, and the shade of the venerable Miller slink back to its original punishment. Kathay: A Cruise in the China Seas
  • No Baron Munchausen would have dared to imprison his saga within the limits of a tall tale.
  • * He was actually identified as Baron Munchausen 1720–97, who was a famous fibber in real life and later became the archetype of the teller of tall tales. In the Valley of the Shadow
  • Mongolian Taimen: They're the largest member of the salmonid family and to catch one, you need to be guided on camel back by a Sherpa or some such over Siberian peaks to rivers with names that sound like they're from the 1988 film "The Adventures of Baron Munchausen" (gimme props for a severely off-the-wall movie reference!) One Out of Five Ain't Bad
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