Trending Now

How Fictional Is Animal Planet's 'Mermaids: The Body Found'?

How Fictional Is Animal Planet's 'Mermaids: The Body Found'?

  • Sunday night, Discovery Channel's Animal Planet aired a documentary-style show, Mermaids: The Body Found, that has prompted viewers to seek out the truth and Google "mermaid body found" in a frenzy.

    Described as a fictional account based on a small number of facts, the show first aired in May 2012 as part of the network's Monster Week series, but since it re-aired last night, it's hit the Google trends big time.

    In response to the media hype, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) released a statement on July 3 to put the debate to rest and confirm that mermaids have never existed and do not exist:

    No evidence of aquatic humanoids has ever been found. Why, then, do they occupy the collective unconscious of nearly all seafaring peoples? That’s a question best left to historians, philosophers, and anthropologists.

Comment with Facebook

Popular Now
Sex plane feature
Trending Now Couple Filmed Having SEX on Flight
Glitter tongue
Trending Now Learn How To Make Your Very Own Glitter Beard!
Dog hug
Trending Now Science Says Dogs HATE Being Hugged?
Theperfectv