There is panic in the streets of Paris this morning as an epidemic of Mime Flu has hit the country most famous for it's legendary mimes.
"It's hit us with the suddenly" stated one man who agreed to talk with us through his mask. "We got up this morning early as the bird eats the worm and we find all these poor mime's out on the street, dead in their invisible boxes! Some are not even dressed so it must have hit them sudden like."
Police say they have sent warnings out to over 100,000 mimes in trying to reach them in time before they catch the disease.
"Apparently it only affects mimes", stated Dr. Larue Peltier head of disease control in the city. "Although we are studying three sick jugglers but none of the cases are anywhere near being fatal."
"There must be something different with the mimes. They are not even all in invisible cubes but we theorize that the invisible cubes may have made them more susceptible because of all the air being trapped in there with them."
Meanwhile reports are coming in from America and especially in Quebec that they too have dead mimes.
Doctors in Quebec say that they believe the Mime Flu there has already mutated and are preparing to give shots to the mimes next of kin, the ventriloquists, in hopes that it will stop it in time,
"We have also had to burn their dummies despite all their screams of agony", stated Dr. Pierre Philipe . "That's not something any of us will get out of our head very soon", he sniffed.