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"Mermaid" sightings grip Israel

Posted on Wednesday, 12 August, 2009 | Comment icon 12 comments

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A spate of sightings of alleged Mermaids in Israel have created quite a stir in the country, one town council is offering a $1m reward to anyone who can prove that the mythical nautical nymphs exist in its waters.

"Israel is in the grips of mermaid fever after numerous sightings of the mythical sea creature off its coast."

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Comment icon #3 Posted by IronGhost on 13 August, 2009, 1:38
I wonder if the mermaids are Jewish.
Comment icon #4 Posted by True Lotus on 13 August, 2009, 3:26
no i can tell you with 100% certianty that it isn't a stunt because no one would put 1 million dollars into a stunt at least no goverment maybe a rich person with nothing better to do but that isn't the case and i know because well this may sound crazy but i'm an atlanian ya you heard me i said an atlaintian. well at least a decentend from one. i don't know how i know i just do but probaly from the dreams i have had but yet i was told that the lotus would bloom again in august todayy is my birthday and now this after the dream i had last night that seemed so real i could reme... [More]
Comment icon #5 Posted by Ashiene on 13 August, 2009, 5:29
are you a Buddha?
Comment icon #6 Posted by kobolds on 13 August, 2009, 9:31
nymphs and mermaid are two different things .
Comment icon #7 Posted by DurgaMata on 13 August, 2009, 10:03
reading that aloud (with spelling mistakes) you sound like a complete numpty
Comment icon #8 Posted by Samuronin on 13 August, 2009, 10:50
Yeah probably, but why choose a mermaid to gain attention??
Comment icon #9 Posted by Leonardo on 13 August, 2009, 11:22
Because Israel makes a lot of money from its tourism industry. Haifa, while being a port and industrialised city, also has a large number of very nice beaches which attracts a lot of water-tourism. Rumours of 'mermaids' certainly wouldn't hinder that tourism. That Israel's image might be a little more negative at present might encourage some people to set their scruples aside and promote something which is a fabrication to boost the country's popularity as a tourist destination.
Comment icon #10 Posted by Sanderz on 13 August, 2009, 12:49
The atlanteans finally ran out of air. XD
Comment icon #11 Posted by DarkNova@ on 13 August, 2009, 13:41
Comment icon #12 Posted by :PsYKoTiC:BeHAvIoR: on 13 August, 2009, 18:26
Either that or it's the arbritators' latest idea to distract the everlasting Israeli–Palestinian war.

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