Wednesday, 4 July 2012

Breaking news - Higgs boson is probably real, mermaids probably not

There is no evidence that mermaids exist, a US government scientific agency has said.

The National Ocean Service made the unusual declaration in response to public inquiries following a TV show on the mythical creatures.

It is thought some viewers may have mistaken the programme for a documentary. 

In a country where large numbers of people still mistake the Bible for a work of history, this doesn't surprise me in the least.