The Mermaid Situation

Mermaids. Throughout the world, these half-fish, half-human creatures have embedded themselves in folklore and legend, film and literature. The first known story was that of the Syrian goddess Atargatis, who inadvertently transformed into a mermaid. She had intended to become a fish, as self-punishment for killing a human she loved. But the powers that be …

The Harrowing Tale of Alaska’s Mysterious Orange Goo

On August 3, 2011, a mysterious orange goo washed ashore in the quiet village of Kivalina, Alaska. It was a bright, moldy-looking substance, which first covered the rocks at the harbor. But the next day, after a rain storm, residents curiously found the goo inside rain buckets and even on at least one rooftop. One …

NOAA: Mermaids Aren't Real

By Poseidon’s Beard! Mermaids Aren’t Real?!

You might want to sit down, because I have some bad news. According to NOAA, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, “No evidence of aquatic humanoids has ever been found.” Check it out:  NOAA: No evidence of aquatic humanoids has ever been found. I know. This is a sad, sad day for those of us who …