In 2007, Iran's president claimed that nuclear scientists in the country verified that a 16-year-old girl had produced nuclear energy at home.
At the time, this ended up being a point of jokes and derision, and few (if any) people took it seriously.
However, recently I learned that, apparently, some high schoolers do build nuclear reactors at home!
So: is there a chance that the event actually did occur, but people just didn't believe him?
Or was he most likely making it up despite the apparent fact that this seems to be possible?