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Thanks, Guys: Federal Government Concludes Mermaids Do Not Exist

dbilodeau Wrote: Jul 06, 2012 3:25 AM
Actually, I'm raring to know what the final decision will be on Pinocchio - whether we can really turn into donkeys if we go to pleasure island!

Check out this page from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's website, from the Ocean Facts subheading, and revel in your tax dollars' latest effort: the federal government has just informed us that mermaids aren't real. Because we were so concerned before!

The belief in mermaids may have arisen at the very dawn of our species. Magical female figures first appear in cave paintings in the late Paleolithic (Stone Age) period some 30,000 years ago, when modern humans gained dominion over the land and, presumably, began to sail the seas. Half-human creatures, called chimeras, also abound in...