U.S. government officially denies existence of mermaids
Earlier this month, a program shot in the style of "The Blair Witch Project" aired on Animal Planet, following a film crew that purportedly uncovered the body of a mermaid. Though the show, "Mermaids: The Body Found," clearly stated it was fictional, it spooked so many people that the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration had to issue a statement that mermaids were, come on now, still not real.
In any case, the mermaid bungle was just the latest chapter in a world where people want to believe in the unknown. From Bigfoot sightings to Loch Ness Monster scares, here's a look back at some of the most memorable fake-outs in the field of cryptozoology.
Fewer than three dozen Gobi bears survive in the Gobi Desert, a harsh landscape that stretches from Mongolia into China. Journalist and wildlife biolog... More Fewer than three dozen Gobi bears survive in the Gobi Desert, a harsh landscape that stretches from Mongolia into China. Journalist and wildlife biologist Douglas Chadwick describes the efforts under way to save the bears—likely the closest link to brown bears' distant ancestors—in cooperation with Mongolia's scientists, rangers, and government. Read more about the challenges of saving Gobi bears: http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/special-features/2014/04/140417-rarest-bears-world-mongolia-gobi/
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