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Big Blue came one step closer to cloning staff this week, according to a report in London's Metro newspaper. IBM UK has recruited identical twins Peter and David Lawther, both at the tender age of 22, to join its happy band of employees. This pair of IBM clones really put the word identical to good use. The Lawther brothers got identical results for their GCSEs and A-levels, as well as this week both netting first class honours degrees in computing. The duo, from Silksworth, Sunderland, said it was pure coincidence that they both got sucked into the IBM vortex at the same time. "We've always been close, but this is getting ridiculous," said Peter. David joked: "I just hope we don't marry the same woman." Beware boys, Big Brother is watching you. ®

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