One kid listed as one of his statements "I have killed a goat". When he read it all the other guys said - No way! You have never killed a goat! The boy defended his answer as the truth and explained that when visiting his family out in the country, they were killing a goat for a celebration and they tied the goat up and hung it upside down in a tree and he got the job of slitting the goat's throat. (pleasant, I know!) The other guys were satisfied with this explanation. I think that they originally didn't believe him because he's a smallish teen boy and they couldn't imagine him man-handling a goat and killing it. But they could imagine him wielding a knife when all the other wrestling and tying had been done for him.
The next kid had as one of his statements - "I caught my dog's tail on fire." Everyone laughed and wanted to know how this could happen. (It was his true statement) He began with, "you know when you kill a goat you have to clean off the hair. In our country we pour gasoline on the goat, burn off the hair, then wash the outside of the goat. Then you can cut it open and begin cutting it up." The class temporarily erupted, interrupting the story, as several kids said, "that's not how you clean the hair off of a goat!" One girl piped up and said, "yes, in our country we do it like that, too!"
As an American, I find these group discussions so fascinating. We frequently get into discussions where answers differ greatly because of cultural differences.
But we still didn't find out what exactly happened to the dog's tail.