In days gone by 'the pub' was a great meeting spot where men would meet and exchange ideas, challenge their mates, and bet on all kinds of 'contingencies'
One such betting avenue, was to set up a seemingly impossible situation, and then find some poor innocent who would bet that it couldn't/ didn't happen . .
There must be dozens of instances of these 'out there' that you can share . . Here is one to start the ball rolling . .
Harry, the horse owner, who never told a lie, was complaining about the worst nag that he had ever fed. "In fact," said Harry, "It was so bad, that it only ever won three Maidens!"
Now how could that be true??