Government public service: assure people mythical things are not real

First alien spaceships, then 2012 doomsday, zombies, now mermaids. Does the government need to explain the Tooth Fairy, Easter Bunny and Santa myths too?

No evidence of mermaids, says US government.

The National Ocean Service made the unusual declaration in response to public inquiries following a TV show on the mythical creatures.

It is thought some viewers may have mistaken the programme for a documentary.

“No evidence of aquatic humanoids has ever been found,” the service wrote in an online post.

The article was written from publicly available sources because “we don’t have a mermaid science programme”, National Ocean Service spokeswoman Carol Kavanagh told the BBC.

The inquiries followed May’s broadcast of Mermaids: The Body Found, on the Discovery Channel’s Animal Planet network.

Source: BBC

That Animal Planet program about mermaids caused quite a stir about mermaids, as we PREDICTED. The show wasn’t a documentary. It was purely fictional, a bit like a “what if” type show. The disclaimer that it was fiction/speculation was not made clear. Or clear enough.

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  1 comment for “Government public service: assure people mythical things are not real

  1. July 3, 2012 at 5:30 PM

    Given that the alternative is Louisiana, where they actually teach that mythical animals are real …

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