Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Tuesday July 03, 2012

Your Tax Dollars At Work

Attention taxpayers, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration would like you to know that, after years of exhaustive research, no evidence of mermaids has ever been found. Thanks to [H] reader Philip M. for the link to the laugh.

But are mermaids real? 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.