Earl Kress was able to give his two-cents with a simplified answer to this "theory".
Canadian news reporters tend to create news based on animated characters once in a while.
One that comes to mind is an article claiming that Homer Simpson is actually a Canadian from my hometown of Winnipeg. Taken out of context of Matt Groening mentioning his father, who Homer is based, hails from North Dakota.
Being a big fan of animation, it always embarrases me to read these so-called "top stories".