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Are mermaids real?
« on: June 27, 2013, 07:08:52 PM »
i wish ariel and her friends were real.

from lolla's post (9 of the World’s Most Controversial Photographs, June 27, 2013), this board:



1. Mermaid

Readers ought to understand that these photographs are here for a reason. These photographs have been subject to huge controversies at one time or the other. A submarine captured photos of a diving mermaid during sonoprobe mission (Photo Source: gmw.cn).
Republic Act 8485 (Animal Welfare Act of 1998, Philippines), as amended and strengthened by House  Bill 6893 of 2013--- violation means a maximum of P250,000 fine with a corresponding three-year jail term and a minimum of P30,000 fine and six months imprisonment

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Re: Are mermaids real?
« Reply #1 on: June 27, 2013, 07:19:09 PM »
first, the sonoprobe mission by a submarine...

what submarine, what country, what sea or ocean, all the works.  i couldn't find it.  (i hope somebody else can.)
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Re: Are mermaids real?
« Reply #2 on: June 27, 2013, 07:30:59 PM »
and by jove, what is a sonoprobe?  sono could only be a derivative of sonar, and there's sonoprobe for oil drilling and sonoprobe as a surgery device in medical biotherapy.  a submarine using sonoprobe to probe the seas' depths isn't farfetched.  i just couldn't find one.  help.
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Re: Are mermaids real?
« Reply #3 on: June 27, 2013, 08:14:56 PM »
the photo source, gmw.cn, is a chinese website with the blurb "Guangming Online / Ideology and Culture in China".  a search for this mermaid image in that website produces only this same picture as a controversial photo without clearer explanations.  the website though has pictures of dancing swimming humans in mermaid costumes performing for tourists in gigantic aquariums.
Republic Act 8485 (Animal Welfare Act of 1998, Philippines), as amended and strengthened by House  Bill 6893 of 2013--- violation means a maximum of P250,000 fine with a corresponding three-year jail term and a minimum of P30,000 fine and six months imprisonment

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Re: Are mermaids real?
« Reply #4 on: June 27, 2013, 08:20:00 PM »
i wish ariel and her friends were real.

from lolla's post (9 of the World’s Most Controversial Photographs, June 27, 2013), this board:



1. Mermaid

Readers ought to understand that these photographs are here for a reason. These photographs have been subject to huge controversies at one time or the other. A submarine captured photos of a diving mermaid during sonoprobe mission (Photo Source: gmw.cn).


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Re: Are mermaids real?
« Reply #4 on: June 27, 2013, 08:20:00 PM »

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Re: Are mermaids real?
« Reply #5 on: June 27, 2013, 08:26:48 PM »
Republic Act 8485 (Animal Welfare Act of 1998, Philippines), as amended and strengthened by House  Bill 6893 of 2013--- violation means a maximum of P250,000 fine with a corresponding three-year jail term and a minimum of P30,000 fine and six months imprisonment

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Re: Are mermaids real?
« Reply #6 on: June 27, 2013, 08:28:15 PM »
hahahaha, or better yet, "hey kitty, look down here..." ;D

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Re: Are mermaids real?
« Reply #7 on: June 27, 2013, 08:30:20 PM »

who is tubag bohol's equivalent to scuttle, sebastian and flounder?  :-\   ;D  ::)

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Re: Are mermaids real?
« Reply #8 on: June 27, 2013, 08:36:22 PM »
Mermaid might be as cute as this one...






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Re: Are mermaids real?
« Reply #9 on: June 27, 2013, 08:37:29 PM »
You judge it.... heheheheh



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Re: Are mermaids real?
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Re: Are mermaids real?
« Reply #11 on: June 27, 2013, 08:42:32 PM »
You judge it.... heheheheh






o, most beautiful lorelei... ;D
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Re: Are mermaids real?
« Reply #12 on: June 27, 2013, 08:45:43 PM »
as for other reported sightings of mermaids elsewhere in the world, here's one.

Pictures: Dead Mermaid Found in the Philippines

By David Emery, About.com Guide

Description: Email hoax / Viral images
Circulating since: 2003
Status: False





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Re: Are mermaids real?
« Reply #13 on: June 27, 2013, 08:47:19 PM »
Analysis

NOT TO be pedantic, but mermaids — defined as half-human, half-fish denizens of the deep once believed to lure lovestruck sailors to their death — have been a staple of myth and legend for thousands of years. They don't exist.

There's a related tradition of more recent origin, perhaps dating back 1,500 years, which consists of manufacturing fake mermaid carcasses for public display using the body parts of dead monkeys and fish. The photographs you have just seen document one such artifact.

A similar specimen fabricated in Japan is believed to be 1,400 years old. Yet another, and by far the most famous, is P.T. Barnum's Feejee Mermaid, purchased secondhand by the great showman in the mid-1800s and exhibited throughout the United States as a sideshow attraction.

The glaring irony in all this mermaid fakery, with respect to the ancient tales on which it is based, is that the mummified specimens one typically finds on display are, without exception, hideous in appearance — "the incarnation of ugliness," as one American critic described Barnum's creature — while the classic mermaid of folklore and pop culture is invariably represented as beautiful and alluring. It is a discrepancy no one ever bothers to explain.

Update: These same images surfaced once again in early 2005 as part of a message claiming the mermaid carcass was washed up on a beach in Chennai, India by the Indian Ocean tsunami of December 26, 2004.

http://urbanlegends.about.com/
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Re: Are mermaids real?
« Reply #14 on: June 28, 2013, 12:22:31 AM »
oh my mermaid :-*
kinsa tong mag pa pintal sa ilang balay etc., just inform me, naa koy kaila nga d best.09487352092

 


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