Alright, how about this as a source of the mermaid legend?


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Apr23-07, 12:58 PM
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Alright, how about this as a source of the mermaid legend?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sirenomelia

Looks like a mermaid to me!!!

What brought this story to my attention was a news report [CNN] about the girl in the picture, Milagros Cerron. She had corrective surgery six months ago and started ballet lessons today.
http://www.livinginperu.com/news-366...aby-doing-well
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The most accepted origin of the mith of mermaids is the dugong. The female has two tits located in the same position of a woman breasts and sometimes takes the calf between the fore fins to feed it.
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Quote Quote by SGT View Post
The female has two tits located in the same position of a woman breasts
Can they grow huge?

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Alright, how about this as a source of the mermaid legend?


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Can they grow huge?
No
Because both mother and calf need to come up for air regularly, the mother occasionally rears out of the water, holding the still-suckling calf with her flipper so it can breathe. It is easy to imagine that such a tender scene may have contributed to the mermaid myth.
http://www.abc.net.au/science/scribb...04/default.htm
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"may have contributed to the mermaid myth"
Throw in old time sailor's isolation from women and prodigious consumption of grog.


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