This rumor is crap, I was responsible for the idea of starting such a rumor and posting it on this forum as a joke, a group of us got together and invented a plausible rulor and posted it, people believed it and it made magazines and other websites and has came back to haunt us ever since.
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THIS IS NOT TRUE!!!! CAN PEOPLE REALISE THIS AND FORGET IT PLEASE!!!!!!!