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First the Centers for Disease Control had to reassure us that the zombie apocalypse is not actually battering down a door near you. Now the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has had to officially point out that there is no scientific evidence to suggest the existence of mermaids.
NOAA took the unusual step after receiving earnest inquiries provoked by “Mermaids: The Body Found” on Animal Planet. Perhaps because Animal Planet is a subsidiary of the Discovery Channel viewers who slept through high school biology evidently thought they were watching a documentary. About mermaids. So the NOAA took the trouble to point out, on its Ocean Facts web page, that while mermaids are “legendary sea creatures chronicled in maritime cultures since time immemorial…no evidence of aquatic humanoids has ever been found.”
Next up, expect be an official statement from the American Dental Association denying any reliable proof of a sprite that pays cash for lost teeth.