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Audiences watching the Tokyo Shock Boys have been unaware of the extra danger the Japanese schlock horror merchants are facing up to. The show's insurers, having read about the act's bizarre testicle-stretching routine in Wednesday's Independent, rang up the producer to say that they were pulling the plug on the Boys' personal risk cover. An indignant insurance man was particularly concerned about the prospect of having to underwrite such a sensitive body-part: 'And the testicles,' he stormed. 'Does he have fake testicles?'