The Q-virus tale is a story just ridiculous enough
to be true. It seems the actor who plays Q came
to a convention ill with the flu and left a half-full
glass of water on the podium after coughing and
spitting his way through his speech.
Half-jokingly, conventioneers auctioned off the
glass. Somebody bought it and for US$60 had
the privilege of drinking the bacteria-filled Q
soup, happily crowing, "I've got the Q virus!"