Mermaids

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Israeli Town Will Pay $1M for Mermaid Pic

Tourists swarm town after mythical(?) creature siting

(Newser) - Mermaid fever has hit the Israeli town of Kiryat Yam: Several eyewitnesses recently reported spotting the mythical creature—described as a cross between a girl and a dolphin—frolicking off the coast at sunset. Whether that’s true or not, tourists have been flocking to Kiryat Yam in hopes of... More »

Fla. Marlins Call For Big-Bellied Cheerleaders

Because baseball needs more plus-size guys jumping around

(Newser) - The Florida Marlins are currently holding tryouts for new male cheerleaders—the chubbier, the better. Though the Marlins already have lean pompom girls rooting on the sidelines, the AP reports, they're looking to create a rotund 10-man squad called the Manatees to boost record-low attendance at home games. But these... More »

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