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July 3, 2012


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Really? I mean; really?
The US National Ocean Service had to make a statement that Mermaids do not in fact exist, after they were bombarded by enquiries regarding them in the wake of a programme aired by the Discovery Channel.
"Mermaids: The Body Found" was a work of fiction but was mistaken by a number of people to be a documentary.

I'm guessing they're the same people for whom warnings are printed on Harry Potter broomsticks, reading "Caution: Does not actually fly".......
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Randimaxis Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
And who says they're NOT real?


I'm not actually one of THOSE people, but who on this WHOLE planet knows the ABSOLUTE truth? There may, indeed, be mermaids... and bigfeet and Loch Ness monsters...

They're all just smart enough not to post on Facebook.
metagross111 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
people just want to believe mermaids are real :)
wormsdiet Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012
Ha! some people will believe just about anything, especially whatever the government says. because that has to be true right?
B-RizzleXXXX Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Its just like when the animal planet channel published that documentary on dragons several years ago so many people thought it was real so they re aired it withga statement in the front stating it was a work of fiction
weasselK Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012
hmmm…I thought that documentary was just a fiction staff…just like "Alien Planet" or "Dragons a Fantasy made Real" [link]
On2XSecretProbation Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I smell a cover up! Every one knows the best cover ups involve the National Oceanic Service. No one expects the National Oceanic Service!
Chaoskor666 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I watched that program and to be fair they did have a compelling plot. And it doesn't tell you until the end that it's fiction.

Granted the CG and acting in the "Real World Footage" was horrendous, but still.
Porcelain-Joe Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Believe me...I'm embarrassed to be an American sometimes (border-lining on all the time). You see warnings and such on just about everything here and you always know that the reason that warning is on whatever product you're looking at, it's because SOMEONE did what it's warning you not to do...

Americans are not very bright...I'll be the first to shoot down my own countryman on that mark...
HolyLeader Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That is the case for some of the warnings, cuz a lot of people lack common sense here in the states. But the real reason the warnings are there is to avoid lawsuits, best example would the hot coffee incident with McDonalds, no warning sign on the cup saying it was hot at the time, now every cup of hot coffee has a warning label. We are a very sue happy nation when you think of it.
Porcelain-Joe Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I'm going to avoid ranting on this subject because BELIEVE ME, you can get me to bitch long and hard about our sue happy nation.

It just blows my mind that common sense is in so short supply. Although sometimes I wonder if people just purposefully ignore it in the hopes of benefiting from the consequences.

Uggh! Me Mongo! ME WANT COFFEE!! Me sip coffee...ow coffee hot! Coffee bad! Mongo wonder why warning no on hot coffee cup!
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