By Bill Doyle

Remember the pacu? The South American fish that is cousin to the piranha that showed up in Scandinavia and was accused of eating men's testicles until the professor who said that turned around and said he was kidding? Well, it is back in the news because it has shown up in the river Seine in Paris and it is once again being referred to as a threat to men's genitalia.

In the headline on Daily Mail, it is referred to as "The Nutcracker", and they repeat the accusation that the pacu is drawn "for unknown reasons" to male swimmers' manhoods. The online newspaper also mentions that there are "unconfirmed reports" of fishermen in Papua New Guinea having their gonads torn off by the razor-toothed fish. It is important to remember that when the professor clarified his comments last month, he mentioned that the fish was vegetarian.