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(Fox News)   Animal Planet is going to create a 2 hr. CGI special "Mermaids: The Body Found." Were mermaids as we know them real, or was it something more realistic like aquatic apes?   (foxnews.com) divider line 119
    More: Spiffy, Animal Planet, CGI, aquatic ape, marine mammals, audio recordings, apes  
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2012-05-22 04:34:34 PM  
So there going to be to animals what the History Channel is to History?
 
2012-05-22 04:35:19 PM  

Winning: So they're going to be to animals what the History Channel is to history?


/a little better.
 
2012-05-22 04:39:08 PM  
It was the huge manatees

/with huge mammaries
 
2012-05-22 04:42:19 PM  
Scientific revelations usually find their start on cable TV specials.
 
2012-05-22 04:59:38 PM  
farm3.static.flickr.com
 
2012-05-22 05:02:29 PM  
farm3.static.flickr.com
 
2012-05-22 05:13:06 PM  

RexTalionis: [farm3.static.flickr.com image 500x397]


WTF IS THAT?
 
2012-05-22 05:15:57 PM  

RichieLaw: RexTalionis: [farm3.static.flickr.com image 500x397]

WTF IS THAT?


THAT'S the reason why RexTalionis is not allowed near the dolphin tank at SeaWorld anymore.

/Just kidding Rex
 
2012-05-22 05:22:30 PM  
t0.gstatic.com
 
2012-05-22 05:27:02 PM  

RexTalionis: [farm3.static.flickr.com image 500x397]


weknowmemes.com
 
2012-05-22 05:39:52 PM  
I believe the evolution is thus:

Bacteria, Fish, Mermaid, Man.

t2.gstatic.com
 
2012-05-22 06:00:54 PM  

RichieLaw: RexTalionis: [farm3.static.flickr.com image 500x397]

WTF IS THAT?


Feejee mermaid, man. I'm surprised you've never heard of it.
 
2012-05-22 06:23:59 PM  
The show unravels mysterious underwater sound recordings and presents a bone-chilling argument for the Aquatic Ape Theory, which suggests that during the transition from apes to hominid, some humans went through an aquatic stage.

Sea monkeys? Let me guess, they live in little castles underwater built on the remains of Atlantis?

/wtf am I reading
 
2012-05-22 07:32:56 PM  
mimg.ugo.com

They can be found in the lost city of Atlanta.
 
2012-05-22 09:06:24 PM  
Eye bleach

i23.photobucket.com
 
2012-05-22 09:19:47 PM  
I sent away for one once. They're brine shrimp.
 
2012-05-22 09:24:54 PM  

RexTalionis: [farm3.static.flickr.com image 486x232]


I'd do that little honey right in the cloaca.
 
2012-05-22 10:57:09 PM  
Mermaid Song - Great Big Sea

... And thats how I get my tail!
 
2012-05-22 10:57:42 PM  
Location. Several miles of the coast of Florida, Atlantic Ocean
Date: 1988
Time: afternoon.
Professional scuba diver Robert Froster was diving alone looking for mysterious undersea formations, when he noticed a disturbance in the water. When he turned to look, he saw a vague, shadowy figure slashing toward him. All around him the water had begun to churn wildly, and clouds of sediment were swirling. As the creature rushed toward him, it appeared to undulate, rather than glide. When the fast moving form got to within 20 yards of him, he noticed something odd about it. Appendages like arms, seemed to be reaching out toward him, and the end of each arm appeared to be sharply talon hands. He then saw the creature in full view. He saw an unmistakable pair of breasts, long flowing hair, smooth skin, and scaled tail from the waist down. It appeared to be half woman, half fish. Froster said, "That creature had one thing on its mind-to kill me because I had seen it. I've never seen such evil hate in the eyes of any human or animal before." Before the creature could reach him, Froster shot up toward the surface and was able to scamper over the side of his craft to safety. He never saw the creature again.
HC addition # 2861
Source: E Randall Floyd, Great Southern Mysteries.

According to the folklore, merpeople hate us. They will try and kill us whenever possible. And they think we're great eating.
 
2012-05-22 10:57:43 PM  
I wonder what that goofy UFOlogist guy's take on mermaids is?
 
2012-05-22 11:00:23 PM  

TwistedIvory: They can be found in the lost city of Atlanta.


Did it just get warmer?
 
2012-05-22 11:01:37 PM  
i.imgur.com

Approves
 
2012-05-22 11:01:59 PM  
The show unravels mysterious underwater sound recordings and presents a bone-chilling argument for the Aquatic Ape Theory, which suggests that during the transition from apes to hominid, some humans went through an aquatic stage.

Band name.
 
2012-05-22 11:02:27 PM  
i11.photobucket.com
The question still stands.
 
2012-05-22 11:02:59 PM  
"We also have an instinctive ability to swim, and control over breath. Humans can hold breath up to 20 minutes, longer than any other terrestrial animal."

The fark?
 
2012-05-22 11:03:13 PM  
I saw a commercial for it today and it looks ok. I hope it comes out better than Hidden Tapes.
 
2012-05-22 11:04:28 PM  

Coelacanth: Location. Several miles of the coast of Florida, Atlantic Ocean
Date: 1988
Time: afternoon.
Professional scuba diver Robert Froster was diving alone looking for mysterious undersea formations, when he noticed a disturbance in the water. When he turned to look, he saw a vague, shadowy figure slashing toward him. All around him the water had begun to churn wildly, and clouds of sediment were swirling. As the creature rushed toward him, it appeared to undulate, rather than glide. When the fast moving form got to within 20 yards of him, he noticed something odd about it. Appendages like arms, seemed to be reaching out toward him, and the end of each arm appeared to be sharply talon hands. He then saw the creature in full view. He saw an unmistakable pair of breasts, long flowing hair, smooth skin, and scaled tail from the waist down. It appeared to be half woman, half fish. Froster said, "That creature had one thing on its mind-to kill me because I had seen it. I've never seen such evil hate in the eyes of any human or animal before." Before the creature could reach him, Froster shot up toward the surface and was able to scamper over the side of his craft to safety. He never saw the creature again.
HC addition # 2861
Source: E Randall Floyd, Great Southern Mysteries.

According to the folklore, merpeople hate us. They will try and kill us whenever possible. And they think we're great eating.


And now I have "Murmaider" stuck in my head, thanks. :D (And thank you for pointing out that--until very, very recently--mermaids were NOT considered nice creatures AT ALL and considered pretty damn infamous for luring sailors to their deaths. Come to think of it, the original fae ALSO were considered pretty damn scary until "tamed down" to the modern image of fairies...)
 
2012-05-22 11:04:43 PM  
I find that water is the essence of wetness, and wetness is the essence of beauty.
 
2012-05-22 11:05:51 PM  
Oh please let them look like Darryl Hannah.
Also- Coelacanth- I lived in Miami in the 80's. It was probably a coked out South Beach model who fell off her boat. The undulating and sharp knees are a dead giveaway.
-mmmm,sharp knees.
 
2012-05-22 11:07:14 PM  
MURMAIDER MURMAIDER MURMAIDER

/dagger...CHECK!
 
2012-05-22 11:10:40 PM  
then we became hipsters

4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-05-22 11:12:16 PM  
I thought Mermaid died a while back?

/There's....NO business...like SHOW business....like NO business I KNOWWWWWWWWW
 
2012-05-22 11:12:39 PM  

Coelacanth: Location. Several miles of the coast of Florida, Atlantic Ocean
Date: 1988
Time: afternoon.
Professional scuba diver Robert Froster was diving alone looking for mysterious undersea formations, when he noticed a disturbance in the water. When he turned to look, he saw a vague, shadowy figure slashing toward him. All around him the water had begun to churn wildly, and clouds of sediment were swirling. As the creature rushed toward him, it appeared to undulate, rather than glide. When the fast moving form got to within 20 yards of him, he noticed something odd about it. Appendages like arms, seemed to be reaching out toward him, and the end of each arm appeared to be sharply talon hands. He then saw the creature in full view. He saw an unmistakable pair of breasts, long flowing hair, smooth skin, and scaled tail from the waist down. It appeared to be half woman, half fish. Froster said, "That creature had one thing on its mind-to kill me because I had seen it. I've never seen such evil hate in the eyes of any human or animal before." Before the creature could reach him, Froster shot up toward the surface and was able to scamper over the side of his craft to safety. He never saw the creature again.
HC addition # 2861
Source: E Randall Floyd, Great Southern Mysteries.

According to the folklore, merpeople hate us. They will try and kill us whenever possible. And they think we're great eating.


Is there a crypto database similar to MUFON?
 
2012-05-22 11:12:53 PM  

farkingismybusiness: [i11.photobucket.com image 640x461]
The question still stands.


Gotta go with A. You can still get oral.
 
2012-05-22 11:13:52 PM  

Winning: So there going to be to animals what the Hystyry Channel is to History?


FTFY.

Anymal planet, hmm.

OTOH, i really really really like speculative biology. The Future is Wild was an awseome series, and Alien Planet was a really cool special too, ive watched both probably 4 of 5 times. I checked out The New Dinosaurs probably once a month at the library when i was a kid, and his other book Man after Man is interesting if really really freaky.

www.sivatherium.narod.ru
 
2012-05-22 11:14:32 PM  
DNTRFA, but is it by the same people that did that stupid Dragon thing a while back? I think it's the same channel.
 
2012-05-22 11:16:26 PM  
Mermaids?

Delicious.
 
2012-05-22 11:16:51 PM  
img100.imageshack.us

Sailor [singing]: "I thought I had known all the beauty of the shore."
Little Mermaid: "But here at last, where our two worlds meet."
Together: "I finally felt my true heart soar!"

Little Mermaid: "I feel brand new!"
Sailor: "I feel so free!"
Little Mermaid: "I feel an increased flow of mucus in my fish genitalia!"
Sailor: "I feel like I never.. ..whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa! What was that?"
[...]
Sailor: "Hang on a second! You mean to tell me that, down there, you've got fish business going on?"
Little Mermaid: "What'd you expect, silly?"
Sailor: "But, wait.. when you get up on land, you grow legs, right?"
Little Mermaid: "Of course, I do!"
Sailor: "Oh.. thank God!"
Little Mermaid: "Yes, the legs are human, but believe you me, the hoohah's all mackerel!"
 
2012-05-22 11:17:04 PM  

ultraholland: then we became hipsters

[4.bp.blogspot.com image 349x360]


♫I wanna be where the PBR.♫
 
2012-05-22 11:17:16 PM  

LordJiro: DNTRFA, but is it by the same people that did that stupid Dragon thing a while back? I think it's the same channel.


Hey! That dragon show was awesome! It was like dinosaurs, but with fire!
 
2012-05-22 11:17:46 PM  

Mugato: farkingismybusiness: [i11.photobucket.com image 640x461]
The question still stands.

Gotta go with A. You can still get oral.


but then you hear the mouth yapitty yappity. i'm torn.
 
2012-05-22 11:18:56 PM  
Another once great channel has fallen.
 
2012-05-22 11:23:08 PM  

Mugato: farkingismybusiness: [i11.photobucket.com image 640x461]
The question still stands.

Gotta go with A. You can still get oral.


That was going to be my answer. Assuming she can speak and you can learn a common language, she'd be a better companion than a fish-headed creature, and when the sex inevitably happens, her mouth will suffice.

Of course, it's a purely rhetorical question. There is no true answer because there are no mermaids of any kind.

Also, TFA says humans can hold their breath for 20 minutes... I can't say I've ever witnessed that.
 
2012-05-22 11:23:50 PM  

marius2: Another once great channel has fallen.


Well, if it's anything like the Dragon special they did a while back, they admit that it's all bullshiat and that they're making it up. That alone puts it a step above Ancient Aliens and the like.

Though yeah, the fact that Animal Planet feels the need to do ANYTHING with fantasy creatures is a bad sign.
 
2012-05-22 11:30:14 PM  

Coelacanth: Location. Several miles of the coast of Florida, Atlantic...


A friend of mine, a fisherman in Alaska for over 20 years, knows a guy who saw one. He went topside one night to pee off the side and interrupted a hominid of some kind with skin the color of a fish belly climbing into the boat. He screamed, it skeddaddled.

And if you go back to the earliest recorded Western merpeople sightings there are many that are definitely not dugongs or other sea mammals. The sightings report the things to have legs just like we do.
 
2012-05-22 11:32:50 PM  

ZeroCorpse: Also, TFA says humans can hold their breath for 20 minutes... I can't say I've ever witnessed that.


World record 19 minutes 21 seconds
 
2012-05-22 11:33:15 PM  

ZeroCorpse: Mugato: farkingismybusiness: [i11.photobucket.com image 640x461]
The question still stands.

Gotta go with A. You can still get oral.

That was going to be my answer. Assuming she can speak and you can learn a common language, she'd be a better companion than a fish-headed creature, and when the sex inevitably happens, her mouth will suffice.

Of course, it's a purely rhetorical question. There is no true answer because there are no mermaids of any kind.


There isn't? Dammit, I thought I was placing an order with my post.
 
2012-05-22 11:34:56 PM  
upload.wikimedia.org
Sir Not Appearing in this Film?
 
2012-05-22 11:34:57 PM  
www.toonpool.com
 
2012-05-22 11:37:31 PM  

ktybear: ZeroCorpse: Also, TFA says humans can hold their breath for 20 minutes... I can't say I've ever witnessed that.

World record 19 minutes 21 seconds


That's an old link, current records.
 
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