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Mermaids Don't Exist? Who Knew!
2012-07-03 13:31:10

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Disney's movie The Little Mermaid told the enchanted tale of Ariel the mermaid princess who dared to dream of becoming human, but unfortunately mermaids, like many residents of the Magic Kingdom, are the stuff of fantasy not reality, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The U.S. government agency released a statement on June 27th that´s likely to be unpopular with toddlers and dreamers across...

2009-08-25 07:18:46

The northern Israeli city of Kiryat Yam has offered a $1 million prize to anyone able to prove a mermaid sighting off the city's shore, a city spokesman said. In an interview with United Press International Tuesday, city spokesman Nati Zilberman said rumors of a mermaid near the city's shores increased in recent months. Anyone trying to claim the prize must have a photograph of the sighting, Zilberman said. Zilberman also confirmed the city recently received a letter from The Mermaid...

2009-03-09 10:02:00

Playtex Sport, Aquafina, Schwinn, Tinactin, Jelly Belly Sport Beans and Nike Motivate College Students to Complete 5 Million Workouts and Burn 750 Million Calories This Spring NEW YORK, March 9 /PRNewswire/ -- American Collegiate Intramural Sports (ACIS), the nation's largest college sports property and six corporate sponsors are joining together to launch ACIS Fitness on 200 college campuses this spring. This new college marketing platform is aimed at motivating the 2.7 million students at...

2008-09-09 15:00:24

By HELEN KAYE Seventeen years ago, poet/author Ilan Sheinfeld was working with auteur director Ruth Kanner, two creative people sharing an offbeat, ironic sense of humor. "Why don't you write a play about a mermaid in Bat Yam?" she asked him, the Hebrew for mermaid being bat yam - a play on words combining the magical-mythological with the prosaic and pedestrian. So he did. It's called Mermaids and is one of the 10 staged readings that together with five full productions form Beit...


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Mermaid
2014-01-22 09:57:56

A mermaid is a creature from folklore and myths that are said to inhabit oceans around the world. Almost every culture has a legend that relates to a mermaid. In some cultures, mermaids are claimed to create floods, storms, shipwrecks, and drownings. Other legends say that they fall in love with humans. The mermaid is described with the upper body of a beautiful woman and the lower body of a fish. The have long flowing hair and are said to lure sailors with their captivating voices. The...

Merman
2013-11-27 10:02:14

The merman is a mythological creature said to inhabit the oceans of the world. There are many different adaptations of this creature, depending on which culture the myth comes from. The behavior of the merman varies with each culture. Some have been known to summon storms that sink ships and some are wise teachers. The merman is also said to attract female humans with their singing and melodies. The description of the merman also varies, but most include the upper body being of a man...

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Word of the Day
sough
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'
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