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Old Jul 3rd 2012, 2:35 pm
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Mermaids don't exist!

Science has found 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 mythic 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.
How thick are these people??????
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Old Jul 3rd 2012, 4:43 pm
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Some fundi Christian school in Louisiana has curriculum that claims evolution is debunked by the exsistence of the Loch Ness monster.

http://www.scotsman.com/the-scotsman...myth-1-2373903

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/...wr4V_blog.html

I thought this was a wind-up but major newspapers are reporting it and no sign of it being a hoax.
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Thank god my 6 year old isn't on here, she'd be devastated.
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Old Jul 3rd 2012, 4:59 pm
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In the south eastern states in Nigeria - Akwa Ibom, Cross Rivers, Bayelsa and Delta in particular - the mermaid (known locally as "Mammywatter") is taken very seriously as a symbol of evil; anyone seeing a Mammywatter will surely die as a result of the evil spirits within a few hours.

I'm a collector of African art and one of my prized pieces is a Mammywatter dating from around the 1950's. This piece comes from Calabar in Cross Rivers state, close to the border with Cameroon. She has the typical fishes tail and human upper form and most interesting is her face, which is clearly based upon a Hindu woman complete with the Tilaka (or third eye) red spot on her forehead. Indian and Lebanese traders settled in the area from the late 19th century and I assume this is where the likeness comes from.

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Originally Posted by Boomhauer View Post
Some fundi Christian school in Louisiana has curriculum that claims evolution is debunked by the exsistence of the Loch Ness monster.
You would be astonished at some of yea olde bollocks the septics christian bible belt comes away with. Would be funny if it didn't stamp anyone from the region as being as thick as mince, except to those afflicted with religion.
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Oh and when can we expect an announcement from any government agencies about the existence of elves, leprechauns, pixies, and Bigfoot?
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DON'T start on Santa...
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Originally Posted by Kix View Post
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How thick are these people??????
Having seen the documentary in question last night it is rather 'realistic' looking. It also refers to factual events to postulate the Mermaid theory...if you are not very clever and well educated you might fall for something like that.

Smarter people believe in virgin births, genies, angels and marxism....ahem.

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Originally Posted by lullabelle View Post
DON'T start on Santa...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NORAD_Tracks_Santa
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They do have a sense of humour after all...

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Originally Posted by Norm_uk View Post
Having seen the documentary in question last night it is rather 'realistic' looking. It also refers to factual events to postulate the Mermaid theory...if you are not very clever and well educated you might fall for something like that.

Smarter people believe in virgin births, genies, angels and marxism....ahem.

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DON'T start on Santa...
The Easter Bunny
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The Easter Bunny
Loch ness...
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Loch ness...
Loch Ness exists, I've driven around it several times
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Originally Posted by mikewot View Post
Loch Ness exists, I've driven around it several times
I've seen the little mermaid... Twice. Had a kid then
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