Government denies mermaids are real
A US government agency had to deny mermaids were real after people mistook a fictional TV show for a documentary.
Viewers wrote to the National Ocean Service asking about the creatures, reports The Mirror.
It followed the broadcasting of Mermaids: The Body Found on the Discovery Channel's Animal Planet network.
The National Ocean Service responded by posting an article on its educational website, Ocean Facts.
It said that mermaids appeared in mythology and art from Homer's Odyssey to the oral lore of the Australian aboriginals.
But it concluded: "No evidence of aquatic humanoids has ever been found."
National Ocean Service spokeswoman Carol Kavanagh said at least two people had written to the agency asking about the creatures.
The Discovery Channel acknowledged that the format of the show had led some viewers to believe it was a science education show.
what do you think?
I've said it once and I'll say it again.......Only in America
Only in America!
What? A whole government agency had to issue a statement because "at least TWO" people had written in?? TWO??!? Is that all it takes. Jeez!!
Its a good job it was not a show about UFOs or they would have had a state of emergency declared.
Next thing the Yanks will tell us is that theres no Easter Bunny!
What! No Easter bunny? Please say it a'int so!
If War of The Worlds was shown in conjunction with a British General Election, the assumptions made may well be correct.
I have given up hope.
Only in America!
Blast,anyone want to buy a boat?
Oh dear God only in America - AND it only takes TWO people to write in to result in a government statement being issued; they must put something in the drinking water!!!!!