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She Says She's a Mermaid. Cops Need Help IDing Her

'Joanna,' found wandering wet and nearly naked in Fresno County, has webbed toes

(Newser) - She says she's a mermaid named Joanna, but California police are now trying to find out the real identity of a woman they found wandering in the middle of the street not far from a local casino, KFSN reports. KTLA notes the barely clothed woman with wet hair was...

Want to Make $250 an Hour? Be a Professional Mermaid

The 'mermaid economy' is booming, with almost 1K 'merfolk' in the industry

(Newser) - Now we understand why Ariel wanted legs. "Our legs are tied together, the fish are running into us, and it's dark," a professional mermaid tells Fast Company in the magazine's look at the seldom-discussed profession. Rachel Smith entertains guests at the upscale Sacramento lounge Dive Bar...

Feds: Sorry, Mermaids Aren't Real

Agency takes a stand after gullible TV watchers wondered

(Newser) - We know you've been holding your breath, but you can stop now: The US government has officially declared that there is no evidence mermaids exist. The strange announcement came about after Animal Planet ran a show about mermaids called Mermaids: The Body Found in May. Apparently, some people thought...

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