Bear faced lies are a staple of young children anywhere at many times, and they can be quite funny. They can tell them so sincerely, with passion, yet give themselves away just as plain as day. What bear faced lies did you tell when you were a child? Your parents could probably come up with more examples than you could. I can think of a few examples from my childhood. For instance, one time my mother knocked on the door to the garage and said ‘Son I can smell it,’ and I had been smoking a cigarette. I still managed to put it out and initially tell a bear faced lie that I was not in fact smoking a cigarette. I subsequently confessed.