I guess players think its cool to brag about something they can't really do. I guess being behind a character does something to people that makes them do these things.
So I hope most players will think before putting much stock in what they read. The stories are really far fetched at times. I guess players that read these stories, just want to believe, and hope they are able to do what someone else said they could do. And then when they learn the truth, they tend to go and tell stories also. LOL.
Don't get me wrong, there are alot of players out there that can do what they say. But before you believe something you read, look at the person's character and ask yourself. Does he really have the stats to do what he said.