There are a few common side effects you'll probably experience after taking your COVID-19 jab.
However, one side effect that no one warned you about is that your body will turn into a magnet.
A new 'phenomenon'
Social media site TikTok has recently been bombarded with videos bearing the hashtag #CovidVaccineMagnet, where users show metal objects magnetically sticking to their bodies after receiving their COVID-19 vaccination.
In fact, the videos have so far racked up over 8.9 million views.
In most of the videos, TikTok users can be seen sticking metal objects such as kitchen utensils on their body, thus 'proving' that receiving a COVID-19 jab will turn your body into a magnet.
Of course, there are also a fair share of TikTok users who try to debunk the rumours.
Closer to home, several Malaysian actors have also joined in on the trend.
Actress Lim Ching Miau recently shared several photos of her father with various metal objects stuck to his body on her Facebook page.
In one of the photos, we can clearly see a meat cleaver sticking to his chest:
Another Malaysian actress, Koe Yeet, also took to Instagram to share an image of her mother's 'magnetic' powers.
The 29-year-old said that the mother was able to get a spoon, which was wiped clean, to stick to both of her arms.
However, she later dismissed that it has anything to do with the COVID-19 vaccine, and she encouraged all her followers to get vaccinated.
Why is this happening?
While we would all love to believe that the COVID-19 vaccine would turn us into superhumans, the truth is, however, nothing as fascinating.
According to an article by Wired
, the reason why we are able to stick metal objects -- and even non-metal objects! -- was due to sweat on our skin, which makes us a little sticky.
To further debunk the rumours, the New York Times
reported that when breaking down the ingredients of the mRNA vaccines such as the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna, they do not contain microchips or any other ingredients that may cause magnetism.
So, sorry to disappoint you guys. Looks like you're still an ordinary human after all.