In America, there is a game where each person 'tops' the other with a more extreme event. It may be extreme in the nature of danger, pain, heroism - or who had more success on a hunting trip or a fishing trip.
These often start out with actual accounts, then move into "stretching the truth" then to 'flat out lies.'
I caught a 3 punt fish yesterday.
That is no big deal. I caught 7 fish yesterday. The smallest was three pounds.
Well, last week the fish I caught was 13 pounds.
You see where this is going...