Do mermaids exist? A new Animal Planet 'documentary' had some believing so
Saturday, June 1, 2013, 1:44 PM -
An Animal Planet special on mermaids recently earned the network its highest ratings ever but new revelations have left some in disbelief.
Mermaids — those half-human, half-fish sirens of the sea — are legendary sea creatures chronicled in maritime cultures since time immemorial... The belief in mermaids may have arisen at the very dawn of our species. Magical female figures first appear in cave paintings in the late Paleolithic (Stone Age) period some 30,000 years ago, when modern humans gained dominion over the land and, presumably, began to sail the seas. Half-human creatures, called chimeras, also abound in mythology — in addition to mermaids, there were wise centaurs, wild satyrs, and frightful minotaurs, to name but a few.But are mermaids real? No evidence of aquatic humanoids has ever been found."
Watching them documentaries on animal planet about mermaids and I swear to god if you watch it, you'll believe me when I say they are real!— raven schmitt (@RavenSchmitt) June 1, 2013
#mermaidswell done Animal Planet. Your show rivals the brilliance of Wells' 1938 broadcast.More importantly you have sparked imagination— Sloan Newman (@sloan_newman) June 1, 2013
After the whole mermaid thing, I don't think I'll ever be able to trust animal planet again..— J U L Y 1 8 (@Aidelyz22) June 1, 2013
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