And of course... MERMAIDS

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And of course... MERMAIDS

Postby DoctorAtlantis » Sat Oct 24, 2009 12:16 am

http://travel.aol.com/travel-ideas/adve ... ynlsec0145

Yes, of course. Mermaids spotted off the coast of Israel.

Numerous Mermaid Sightings Spark Mermaid Fever

Dozens of mermaid sightings in the past few months have been flooding city official offices in the Kiryat Yam municipality, near Haifa, Israel, Sky News reports, and they are willing to pay for proof.
The Kiryat Yam town council is offering $1 million to anyone who can prove the mermaid exists, the story said, drawing crowds of people with cameras to the shore every evening at sunset. "People say it is half girl, half fish, jumping like a dolphin. It does all kinds of tricks then disappears," Council spokesman Natti Zilberman told Sky News.
Zilberman denies that the reward is a publicity stunt, but he told Sky News that he is hopes proof of the mermaid will bring in more tourists to the area.


While most people think Mermaids are beautiful (like in Splash) some of us know that in the authentic legends they typically lured men to a watery grave by drowning. That's no way to go.

Sure, there's plenty of reason to suspect that "real" mermaids were manatees or seals or other marine mammals that from a distance seemed (one assumes?) prettier? But I can't imagine this is anything but a publicity stunt.

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Re: And of course... MERMAIDS

Postby Jedischooldropout » Sat Oct 24, 2009 12:17 am

"there's plenty of reason to suspect that "real" mermaids were manatees or seals or other marine mammals that from a distance seemed (one assumes?) prettier?"

Good from far... far from good?

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Re: And of course... MERMAIDS

Postby idoubtit » Sat Oct 24, 2009 12:17 am

Mermaid sightings claimed in Israel - the alleged mermaid appears only at sunset. http://bit.ly/nI7MH

From Ben on LiveScience

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Re: And of course... MERMAIDS

Postby Karl » Sat Oct 24, 2009 12:17 am

Dozens of sightings, and zero proof. Imagine that.

If I photoshop a really convincing image, can I have the $1 million?
I probably don't believe you.


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