When William Marton Moulston invented the polygraph, little could he have imagined it would become a staple part of the daily entertainment of students and other assorted layabouts across the UK.
But his invention is as important to the Jeremy Kyle Show as the shouting, screaming, crying and fighting for which it is renowned.
And for the first time, in Thursday’s Courier, we can reveal who in Courier Country operates that key part of British culture.
To try the technology, we undertook a simple test. We made three statements, one of which was a heinous falsehood:
A) William Marton Moulston also invented Wonder Woman
B) Jeremy Kyle is a moral authority to be followed without question
C) Thursday’s Courier is a work of absolute genius
Fair to say statement C produced no negative response. Proof? Try these gems for size.
We reveal which goalkeeping legend broke his own teammate’s nose twice once with a headbutt, once with a punch on the same night during a St Andrews dust-up after a game in Dundee.
We report on the Forth Bridge boss defending the move to reduce its speed limit to cater for rubberneckers.
We hear how a masked gang tortured a Fife businessman until he gave up his savings.
We speak to locals who feel Perthshire’s premier hotel has a cheek objecting to Scotland’s leading music festival.
And we’ve got all the rugby (6 Nations) and golf (Ryder Cup captaincy) you could want thanks to our man Steve Scott.
And if cricket’s your bag, don’t forget to check in here.
So, as you see, we’d be lying if we said Thursday’s Courier was anything other than brilliant.
* We’ll leave you to guess which of A or B was the lie or buy Thursday’s Courier to find out.