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Mysteries of 'mummified mermaid'


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#1    Still Waters

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Posted 15 February 2012 - 04:17 PM

www.bbc.co.uk said:

University staff and students are doing tests to uncover the origins of a museum exhibit which looks like a mummified mermaid.

They have already found the mysterious Buxton Mermaid's hair is human.

The University of Lincoln team is now testing the DNA of the mermaid's tail to see what fish it came from.

Anita Hollinshead, a conservation and restoration masters student, came across the mermaid while working at the Buxton Museum and Art Gallery.

"We think that it came from the mid-19th Century," she said.

"We are still doings tests to find that out.

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Posted 15 February 2012 - 04:24 PM

I've never heard about that before, it's pretty gross.   :hmm:


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Posted 15 February 2012 - 08:40 PM

Pretty bizzare but very cool!

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Posted 15 February 2012 - 09:07 PM

Ugliest mermaid I ever seen.  pfft


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Posted 16 February 2012 - 12:33 AM

Dammit, I read that as buxom mermaid. Needless to say, I was deeply disappointed.

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Posted 16 February 2012 - 01:23 AM

LOL, If you look closely she's flipping off a bandaged finger and that is one cheeky grin for a dead mummy. rofl
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Posted 16 February 2012 - 05:51 PM

I saw something simmiler on river monsters, some Japanise legend that snatched children playing in rivers. They had a mummy of it which was suspected to be of different animal parts.


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Posted 16 February 2012 - 07:23 PM

Most probably a GM sea-bass escaped from captivity .


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Posted 16 February 2012 - 08:19 PM

View PostOniomancer, on 16 February 2012 - 12:33 AM, said:

Dammit, I read that as buxom mermaid. Needless to say, I was deeply disappointed.
I agree with you. Looks were not good as it sounded to be  <_<

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Posted 16 February 2012 - 11:04 PM

View Post95-Nasty, on 16 February 2012 - 05:51 PM, said:

I saw something simmiler on river monsters, some Japanise legend that snatched children playing in rivers. They had a mummy of it which was suspected to be of different animal parts.
You mean a kappa?


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Posted 17 February 2012 - 04:15 AM

What a waste of time.


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Posted 17 February 2012 - 08:26 AM

What an odd little beast.


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Posted 17 February 2012 - 02:06 PM

its real i new it!


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Posted 24 February 2012 - 01:57 AM

Ariel?


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Posted 13 June 2012 - 11:17 PM

Parts of monkey - liked that bit.





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