The organizers of Beijing Olympic Games introduced five official Olympic mascots in the shape of Fuwa, known as Good Luck Dolls in Chinese language. Four of the five mascots take the shape of the favorite animals of Chinese people, and the fifth one looks like Olympic Torch. Naturally, mascot of a global event always remains in the priority list of merchandising products of the organizers.
However, the mascots now turned into curse to the Chinese people, who suffered a lot due to the recent earthquake. The mascots have been termed as the "Curse of the Fuwa" liking it to the earth quake that caused heavy loses in the country. Governments is trying to stop this message of "Curse of the Fuwa" being spread out across the country, but through text messages the rumor is being spread out in
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