I don't care what others might say, I know that people love hearing rumours. Its a guilty pleasure. The juicier the rumour the better.
Why not start one of your own. Today is International "Start a Rumour" day. Make up a rumour that is completely outrageous and silly. Tell some friends and wait to see how long it takes to get back to you. You'll love how the rumour has changed from person to person.
I'll get your started. "Psst....Did you hear that Hyperion was born with a tail?"