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Robert Pattinson is related to the real Dracula

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We need to quit making fun of Robert Pattinson and all his pale, sparkly vampness. It seems he's actually related to the real Dracula. Does that mean the teeth aren't just makeup?

Genealogists say the 24-year-old Twilight"star is related to Vlad the Impaler, the inspiration for the main character in Bram Stoker's Dracula, the AP writes. Researchers at Ancestry.com discovered that Pattinson and the Transylvanian leader (real name: Vlad III Dracula) are connected through their relationship to the British royal family. Prince William and Prince Harry are Pattinson's distant cousins; Vlad the Impaler was their distant uncle.

The researchers also found that series author Stephenie Meyer also has ties to the royal line, although if you believe the religious stories, we're all related if you go back far enough. That's the scariest thought of all.

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