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    No evidence of mermaids, says US government

    Someone's been having a tot or two... =P

    No evidence of mermaids, says US government

    Sorry folks, it's just a costume
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    There is no evidence that mermaids exist, a US government scientific agency has said.
    The National Ocean Service made the unusual declaration in response to public inquiries following a TV show on the mythical creatures.
    It is thought some viewers may have mistaken the programme for a documentary.
    "No evidence of aquatic humanoids has ever been found," the service wrote in an online post.
    The National Ocean Service posted an article last week on its educational website, Ocean Facts.
    Images and tales of mermaids - half-human, half-fish - appear in mythology and art from across the world and through history, from Homer's Odyssey to the oral lore of the Australian aboriginals, the service wrote.
    The article was written from publicly available sources because "we don't have a mermaid science programme", National Ocean Service spokeswoman Carol Kavanagh told the BBC.
    She said that at least two people had written to the agency asking about the creatures.
    The inquiries followed May's broadcast of Mermaids: The Body Found, on the Discovery Channel's Animal Planet network.
    The programme was a work of fiction but its wink-and-nod format apparently led some viewers to believe it was a science education show, the Discovery Channel has acknowledged.
    Source: BBC News - No evidence of mermaids, says US government

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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainNemo
    There is no evidence that mermaids exist, a US government scientific agency has said.
    Their denial is proof enough!!!

    Just ask Larv...



    I visited here once, she was smaller than I presumed she'd be, but then again, mermaids are aren't they...

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    ..mmmm...so the love of my life is not a mute mermaid?

    ...I have sworn testimonies from:

    1. George "Phones" Sheridan
    2. Commander Sam Shore.
    and of course my land loving lover
    3. Atlanta (BTW her voice was that of Miss MoneyPenny)

    Fortunately, and the reason why she was my real love, Marina was mute as well as cute. The only gal never to argue and shout with me....

    You just cannot believe the US Government...now can you....

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    Documented proof - covered up by the US...


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    ^The grey haired mamasan puts them right, not to trust the foreigner!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainNemo View Post
    The inquiries followed May's broadcast of Mermaids: The Body Found, on the Discovery Channel's Animal Planet network.
    The programme was a work of fiction but its wink-and-nod format apparently led some viewers to believe it was a science education show, the Discovery Channel has acknowledged.
    Source: BBC News - No evidence of mermaids, says US government[/QUOTE]

    It's just irresponsible ratings chasing by a channel that purports to be a serious scientific based channel. Shows about Ghost hunting, ESP and so on mislead viewers into thinking these pseudosciences have some basis.

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    Bit of a fisherman's tale if you ask me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sir Wilson
    It's just irresponsible ratings chasing by a channel that purports to be a serious scientific based channel. Shows about Ghost hunting, ESP and so on mislead viewers into thinking these pseudosciences have some basis.
    Scary thought that there are folks walking amongst us who believe .

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