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What's all this fuss about mermaids?

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What's all this fuss about mermaids?

Postby NinjaPuppy » 17 Jul 2012, 03:38

I caught the Discovery Channel program: Mermaids: The Body Found last night and was rather intrigued. Of course once I did a search I also found plenty of claims debunking this program.

http://riverdalepark.patch.com/articles ... -existence
http://content.usatoday.com/communities ... ARqy1IxaCc

I still found it interesting and thought that I'd follow tradition and put up a YouTube video that can spark some conversation.

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Re: What's all this fuss about mermaids?

Postby ProfWag » 17 Jul 2012, 20:57

It was in interesting show Ninja, but even Discovery Channel itself in the credits states that it is mostly mythical (though I can't remember the exact words they used.)
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Re: What's all this fuss about mermaids?

Postby NinjaPuppy » 18 Jul 2012, 02:31

ProfWag wrote:It was in interesting show Ninja, but even Discovery Channel itself in the credits states that it is mostly mythical (though I can't remember the exact words they used.)

I had missed the very beginning of the show that night but I had noticed that there were more than a few "IFs" thrown around in the dialog. I also wonder if this is some back handed way to make the sonar testing by the US Government better known. It's one of the reasons that I decided to dig around on the internet before drawing any conclusion.

What I do find interesting is that many different cultures have artist renderings of what we now call Mermaids and that they all have a VERY human like appearance (facial). Not faces like manatees, whales, seals or porpoise. However.....I suppose that a drunken sailor could mistake a walrus for a butt ugly woman. :D
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Re: What's all this fuss about mermaids?

Postby ProfWag » 18 Jul 2012, 22:01

NinjaPuppy wrote: However.....I suppose that a drunken sailor could mistake a walrus for a butt ugly woman. :D

Welllll, I was an airman rather than a sailor so I wouldn't know, but I've mistaken some butt ugly women for runway models in my past... :-)
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Re: What's all this fuss about mermaids?

Postby NinjaPuppy » 19 Jul 2012, 02:21

ProfWag wrote:Welllll, I was an airman rather than a sailor so I wouldn't know, but I've mistaken some butt ugly women for runway models in my past... :-)

You've seen butt ugly women while flying around? Those ain't Mermaids, thems are either birds or angels. ;)
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