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Are Mermaids Real? 11 Myths the U.S. Government Has Addressed

Usually the government sticks to reality, but there are a number of times where agencies have investigated or weighed in on more mythical ideas. From mermaids to Santa Claus, here are 11 legends that the government has acknowledged, even if just to deny. 1. Mermaids Late last month, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration published a [...]

US Government Insists: Mermaids Aren’t Real

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, a scientific agency of the United States government, would appreciate it if you’d stop talking about mermaids. Why? Because “No evidence of aquatic humanoids has ever been found.” Then what are we paying you for? Get back to work. Link -via Slate | Photo: Erling A Previously: Little Mermaids around the [...]

Twin Waterspouts

Photo: Tim Osborn / NOAA Coast Survey Tim Osborn, a scientist with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Coast Survey, was on Grand Isle, Louisiana. when he spotted something weird in the sky: "[A man] [...]

Where to Live in the USA to Avoid Natural Disasters

Hurricanes in the east, earthquakes in the west and tordanoes in the middle. Where should you live to avoid natural disasters? Matthew Ericson, Joe Burgess and Bill Marsh of The New York Times created this infographic guide to find the safest and most dangerous places to live in America: The analysis below, by Sperling’s Best Places, a [...]

Giant Hailstones

A Giant hailstone in South Dakota smashes US record, ahem, hailed as the biggest ever.What’s more, the man who found the ginormous icy object said that it had melted a bit while it was evaluated.America’s National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration committee declared that the hailstone, found in the town of Vivian on July 23, measures [...]