Mermaid Sightings Since 1400!

Real mermaid sightings reported around the world, since long ago times. Real mermaid bodies that will certainly intrigue you.

“British Columbia, 1967
In 1967, British Columbia became a hub of mermaid excitement when, one day, Ferry riders spotted a mermaid lounging on the shore of Mayne Island. They claimed they saw a topless, blonde woman with the tail of a porpoise sitting on the beach shore. Some witnesses even became very upset, as they believed they saw the mermaid eating a raw salmon. One tourist from Iowa even managed to take a picture.
After the sighting, the mermaid was seen one more time the following week. As the locals got swept up by the spotting of this mysterious mermaid, the town locals began to seek any information relating to her. The town newspaper, The Colonist, put up a $25,000 reward for the mermaid. Arrangements were even made for the mermaid to have room and board once she was found and successfully acclimated into the town setting. Although many believe that the whole thing was a charade, many still believe that what they saw was real.

Scotland, 1830
Mermaids are a part of Scotland’s countless mysteries and legends. It’s not surprising, then, that there would be many accounts of mermaid sightings.
In 1830, the people of the island of Benbecula saw a mermaid. While cutting seaweed near the shore one day, a woman reportedly saw a miniature woman swimming in the water. Surprised by her discovery, she called many people over to view the water dweller. Some men rushed at her in the water, either to catch her or get a closer look, and the woman swam out of reach. Some boys threw stones at the frightened mermaid and one struck her in the back. A few days later, the corpse of the mermaid supposedly washed up on the shore.
Like many of the other claims of mermaids, this one was small, with pale white skin and had the tail of a fish without scales. After the discovery, the sheriff of the town thought it only fitting that the mermaid have a proper burial. Someone constructed a coffin and the mermaid, wrapped in a shroud, was laid to rest above the shoreline where she was found. To this day, no one knows exactly where the mermaid was buried as no marker was left to denote the spot.

West Indies, 1614
John Smith, the same John Smith from Pocahontas, reported that he saw a mermaid off the coast of West Indies in 1614. According to the story, Smith saw a woman swimming parallel to the shore. He was captivated by the grace in which she moved and noted that she had ears that were too long, a nose that was too short, eyes that were too round, and green hair. He also noted that the woman was a little attractive from the waist up. From the waist down, however, she was all fish.
Some doubt has been thrown on the veracity of the tale, of course, otherwise where would the mystery be. One source claims he wasn’t in the West Indies but in Newfoundland. Another historian says Smith wasn’t in the West Indies in 1614, though he was there in 1607. Potato patato in this case. The same historian suggested that Alexandre Dumas fabricated the tale to give credence to his own mermaid story about a Frenchman searching for a Dutchman who had four children with a mermaid.

Norway, 1608
In 1608, Henry Hudson explored the cold northern waters off Norway. Written in his journal, he describes a day when he encountered a group of mermaids. Hudson claimed a mermaid appeared in the water, saw his crew and called up more of her mermaid sisters. He described the women as being as big as the men in his crew, with very white skin and long dark hair. He claimed their tails looked like a dolphin’s but were spotted like a mackerel. Hudson was thrilled that he had discovered mermaids.
What makes this case so strange is that it occurred in the Bering Sea. Most mermaid sightings are discounted as sailors mistaking animals, often manatees, as mermaids. However, no manatees swim the waters of the Bering Sea. Naturalist Philip Henry Gosse, in his mid-1800s work The Romance of Natural History, believes it to be impossible that Hudson mistook an animal for this mermaid. He believes seasoned sailors such as Hudson would be able to identify animals in that location easily. Gosse believes either Hudson made this entire story up or Hudson saw something truly unique to the realm of science. We may never know.”

Spider-Man: Homecoming

Spider-Man: Homecoming is a 2017 American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics character Spider-Man, co-produced by Columbia Pictures and Marvel Studios, and distributed by Sony Pictures Releasing. It is the second reboot of the Spider-Man film franchise and the sixteenth film of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). The film is directed by Jon Watts, with a screenplay by the writing teams of Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley, Watts and Christopher Ford and Chris McKenna and Erik Sommers. The film stars Tom HollandMichael KeatonJon FavreauDonald GloverZendayaJacob BatalonLaura HarrierTyne DalyMarisa Tomei, and Robert Downey Jr. In Spider-Man: Homecoming, Peter Parker tries to balance high school life with being the hero Spider-Man as he faces the Vulture.

In February 2015, Marvel Studios and Sony reached a deal to share the character rights of Spider-Man, integrating the character into the established MCU. The following June, Holland was cast as the title character, while Watts was hired to direct, followed shortly after by the casting of Tomei and the hiring of Daley and Goldstein to write the script. In April 2016, the film’s title was revealed, along with additional castings including Downey. Principal photography began in June 2016 at Pinewood Atlanta Studios in Fayette County, Georgia and continued in New York City before concluding in Berlin the following October. During filming, Watts, Christopher Ford, Chris McKenna and Erik Sommers were revealed as additional screenwriters, and more cast members were confirmed.

Spider-Man: Homecoming premiered in Hollywood on June 28, 2017 and will be released in the United States on July 7, 2017, in 3DIMAX and IMAX 3DHomecoming received critical acclaim, praising Holland and the cast’s performances, the musical score, the light tone and the action sequences. A sequel is scheduled to be released on July 5, 2019.

Anime You Should Never See With Your Parents: Top 10

Check out Animes you should never watch with your parents for some special reasons. These shows are packed with ecchi, boobs, blood, cringe, and weeaboo fuel – so it’s probably best you don’t let mom and dad watch over your shoulder. We’re looking at shows like Queens Blade, Yosuga no Sora, Seikon no Qwaser (The Qwaser of Stigmata), and more to find out which shows are to cringe for you to pick at family movie night. So brace yourself, because there are enough fan service and borderline hentai in these anime series for your parents to start hating you.

00:37 #10. “Monster Musume Everyday Life with Monster Girls” (2015)
01:18 #9. “Golden Boy” (1995-96)
01:54 #8. “Makenki!” (2011)
02:33 #7. “Eiken” (2003-04)
03:12 #6. “Prison School” (2015)
03:53 #5. “Manyuu Hikenchou” (2011)
04:34 #4. “Sekirei” (2008-10)
05:14 #3, #2, #1: ???

 

Baby Groot´s Secrets

Baby Groot a small talking tree has stolen everyones heart but there are things about him we do not know! Read on!

Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2 is here, and once again, Groot has stolen the show — this time as a pint-sized sapling of his former self. After the first film, it’s easy to assume you might know everything there is to know about this talking tree. But Groot’s roots run deep, and there are more than a few buried secrets fans might not know about Groot and his many forms…

I speak for the trees | 0:25
Say what? | 1:51
He’s a real-life hero | 2:26
New twist on old roots | 3:13
Roots of aggression | 4:04

 

Pokemon False Facts

Do you want to feel old? Pokemon has been around for literally decades. And for every year it’s been around, it’s inspired plenty of rumors about secret tricks, hidden rooms, mysterious characters, and real-life weirdness. When it comes to pocket monsters, it’s hard to separate fact from fiction. Yes, you can find a glitch Pokemon, and yes, there was a Pokemon episode that caused seizures, but no one killed themselves because of the haunting music of Lavender Town. Here are a few more false facts about Pokemon you always thought were true…

Don’t B stupid | 0:40
Lost balls | 1:27
The mystery of the Mews | 2:13
Bill’s secret garden | 3:56
Plumberchu | 4:34
Wild Starters | 5:18

 

Check Out Some Mythical Figures That May Have Existed!

Heroes and their stories come in all shapes and sizes, but the best ones are always larger than life. So much larger, in fact, that we’ve come to accept that some of our most heroic stories are probably nothing more than legends. Or are they? There are some people and stories in history whom we assume are about as real as Superman and his exploding planet. But in fact, plenty were likely not only real, but a thousand times cooler than the Man of Steel…

The Viking legend of the Berserkers | 0:32
The Legend of the Amazons | 1:54
The Myth of the Great Flood | 3:33
The expedition from Hyperborea | 4:44
The Iram of the Pillars | 5:57

 

Marvel Hides Secrets About Their Comics

The people behind Marvel Comics might create superheroes, but they themselves are just people. And normal people are as scummy as Norman Osborn, as greedy as J Jonah Jameson, and as devious as Obadiah Stane. This means that Marvel has done some things and published some questionable comic books they’d rather you just forget altogether. Here’s a look at some secrets Marvel doesn’t want you to know…

Strange practices | 0:22
Slap Leather | 1:28
The death of Romance | 2:11
Marville | 3:04
Toys make the money | 3:54
Civil Disobedience | 4:47
Contract killers | 6:07
Don’t be like Ike | 6:59

Star Wars False Facts we Always Thought Were True

Over the past four decades, Stars Wars has become a beloved institution, with fans passing their love of the franchise on to the next generation, and the next. But along the way, a lot of misconceptions about the story and characters have been inadvertently passed along as well. Here’s a look at some false facts about Star Wars you always thought were true…

Stormtroopers are terrible shots | 0:20
Luke would never join the Empire | 1:14
“Luke, I am your father” | 1:57
C-3PO was completely golden | 2:43
Boba Fett’s first appearance | 3:18
Luke’s scar | 4:12
Jedi can’t have sex | 5:19
Alderaan was not a military target | 6:02
Luke can’t fly an X-wing | 7:01
Fans always loved Leia | 8:00
Ewoks are cute and harmless | 8:42
“12 parsecs” was a mistake | 9:45

 

The Real Way the Cast Of Resident Evil Should Look Like!!

The Resident Evil movies are undoubtedly gigantic hits at the box office, having raked in over $244 million since the premiere of the first film in 2002. And while these movies are definitely a departure from the games that inspired them, we still get to see some of our favorite characters on the big screen. Let’s put the likes of Claire Redfield, Jill Valentine, and other Resident Evil mainstays under the scope, and check how the cast of Resident Evil should really look…

Chris Redfield | 0:27
Claire Redfield | 1:24
Jill Valentine | 2:02
Albert Wesker | 2:38
Leon Kennedy | 3:19
Ada Wong | 3:42
Carlos Oliveira | 4:13
Barry Burton | 4:50

40 Guardians of the Galaxy Trivia Facts

  • Star Lord’s obscene gesture from the trailer was apparently improvised by Chris Pratt on set.
  • The film’s soundtrack, Awesome Mix Vol. 1, was the first film soundtrack to make it to number one on the Billboard chart without a single original song.
  • Knowhere, the starport visited by Peter Quill (Star Lord) and his crew was the severed head of an ancient being known as a Celestial. How his head ended up as a port of a call at the end of the universe is a mystery.
  • In the 1969 comic where they were introduced, the original Guardians were Vance Astro from Earth, Martinex from Pluto, Charlie-27 from Jupiter, and Yondu from Centauri IV. Yondu appears in the film, played by Michael Rooker, though in a more adversarial role.
  • In order to capture the big screen version of Rocket, director James Gunn brought a real raccoon, named Oreo, to the set. He was so helpful, that Gunn wound up bringing Oreo to the Guardians of the Galaxy red carpet premiere in Los Angeles. No word on which designer Oreo decided to wear.
  • Jason Momoa, best known for playing Drogo in Game of Thrones, was set to star as Drax but dropped out, reportedly because he didn’t want to be typecast as a giant warrior man. Instead, he will be starring in DC’s Aquaman franchise where he will be playing a giant warrior man.
  • The three circular lights that you see on the Nova Corps armor are meant to represent the three suns of Xandar, their home planet.
  • According to some websites, Guardians of the Galaxy has the highest body count in movie history at 83,871. Apparently the Death Star and Alderaan don’t count towards Star Wars’ total.
  • Peter Quill’s badass spaceship is named the Milano, named after 80s crush-bait Alyssa Milano.
  • Dave Bautista had to stand for five hours while they applied full body makeup and then for another hour and a half while they removed it. According to Chris Pratt, he never once complained.
  • Ronan the Accuser’s gigantic spaceship, The Dark Aster, is as big as the 1,454 foot Empire State Building turned over 11 times. That’s 15,994 feet for people who can’t do the math in their head.
  • Vin Diesel recorded the line “I Am Groot” over a thousand times and even did the recordings on stilts because that’s what you do when you’re a method actor playing a tree.
  • In a film about a sentient tree and his talking raccoon pal, fans were up in arms about an “unrealistic” scene in which Gamora floats in the vacuum of space after her ship was destroyed only to be saved when Peter Quill rescues her by also flying through space and giving her his breathing mask. NASA waded into the depths of the Internet to confirm that it was theoretically possible. More disturbingly, they cited evidence from experiments performed in the 1960s involving chimpanzees. Someone call PETA.
  • Director James Gunn recorded his own dance moves for his animators to use as a model for the immensely popular Baby Groot proving that white people can dance, as long as they’re pretending to be a tiny tree.
  • When first casting the voice of Rocket Raccoon, Marvel initially considered Adam Sandler or Jim Carrey. Both would have lent comic energy to the role, but at the end of the day, Bradley Cooper won the role. Because when you need someone to play a sociopathic raccoon, it’s a bonus if they’re super good looking.
  • Amongst the many well-known actors (Joseph Gordon Levitt, Eddie Redmayne, John Krasinski) who auditioned for the role of Peter Quill, the one who came the closest to taking it from Chris Pratt was Glenn Howerton, most famous for his role as Dennis on It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia. While most people agree that Pratt was near perfect, it would have been fascinating to watch Howerton turn a 5-star man into a Star Lord.
  • Rocket Raccoon’s accent in the comics was originally meant to be Cockney. And while nobody knew exactly what Bradley Cooper was going to do, his accent was most definitively not Cockney. Cooper cited Tommy DeVito (Joe Pesci’s character in Goodfellas) as an influence on the final product.
  • Because Bradley Cooper wasn’t able to be on set for most of the shoot, the physical part of Rocket Raccoon was played by the director James Gunn’s brother Sean (best known as Kirk from Gilmore Girls). This led to several lines being improvised that weren’t in the original script as well as a fulfillment of James Gunn’s lifelong dream of ordering his little brother to act like a raccoon.
    Chris Pratt claims that major influences on his performance as Star Lord were Han Solo and Marty McFly.
  • Three of the creatures that could be seen stuck in cages on the Collector’s base are a Dark Elf from “Thor: The Dark World”, a Chitauri from “The Avengers”, and a slug creature from “Slither”, a movie previously directed by James Gunn.
  • Yondu, played by Michael Rooker, was actually one of the original Guardians of the Galaxy that first appeared in the 1969 comic books. In the comics, he is an archer.
  • In the film, he took down his enemies with a sentient arrow.
    In the film, there is a dog in a CCCP space suit in the Collector’s exhibition case. This dog is Cosmo, and in the comics, he was a Russian dog with psychic powers and was one of the main members of the Guardians of the Galaxy. He did not get along with Rocket, which is alluded to in the film.
  • Chris Pratt and Dave Bautista rehearsed their originally scripted fight scene for two and a half months. The Friday before they were scheduled to film it, James Gunn tossed it out and decided he wanted the entire fight filmed in one long shot. Pratt and Bautista only had a few hours to learn the choreography for the fight that ended up in the final cut. It took twenty-two takes.
  • Chris Pratt stole his Star Lord costume from the set for the sole purpose of wearing it to hospitals to visit sick children who might want to meet Star Lord.
  • The post-credit scene features Howard the Duck, the titular character from a series of existentialist comic books. The film adaptation which, according to many fans, missed the point of the comics, was widely panned by critics.
  • Howard the Duck may return for the Guardians of the Galaxy sequel.
  • Within thirty seconds of Chris Pratt’s audition, director James Gunn was willing to offer Pratt the role and joked that he would put a CGI six pack on Pratt if he failed to get in shape on time.
  • The opening scene was originally supposed to be set to the song “Hooked on a Feeling” but James Gunn changed it to “Come and Get Your Love” because he felt it worked better.
  • Although uncredited, Josh Brolin, who played Thanos, was the last person cast in the film. He based his portrayal of Thanos on Marlon Brando’s role of Colonel Walter E. Kurtz in Apocalypse Now.
  • Peter Quill uses a cassette player called the Sony TPS-L2. It was the first cassette player released in 1979 and called the Walkman. The popularity of the film has renewed interest in classic Walkmans to the chagrin of hipsters everywhere.
  • When measuring Djimon Honsou for his outfit, costume designer Alexandra Byrne remarked that he was so perfectly built, she could put a beanbag on him and he’d make it look good.
  • The Guardians of the Galaxy screenplay was written by Nicole Perlman, the first woman to ever be credited with writing a Marvel-produced screenplay.
    The blue alien that Groot picks up by the nostrils in the Kyln was played by Nathan Fillion, space cowboy.
  • Karen Gillan shaved her head for the role of Nebula and then made a wig out of her hair.
  • Guardians of the Galaxy was the first non-Avengers Marvel film to be developed by Walt Disney pictures and fans claim there are several images of Mickey Mouse hidden throughout the film.
  • It was the first Marvel Cinematic Universe film to cross $300 million in domestic box office that did not feature Iron Man (who was meant to make a cameo in the first film, but didn’t because of contract issues with Robert Downey Jr).
  • Near the end of the film, Star Lord refers to Ronan the Accuser as “turd blossom” which is also the nickname George W. Bush used for Karl Rove, who also may be a supervillain hellbent on destroying the world.
  • Vin Diesel says that becoming Groot helped him through a very difficult time; he was grieving for Paul Walker, his best friend and co-star in the Fast and the Furious franchise, who died in a tragic car accident. “It was the first time I came back to dealing with human beings after dealing with death, so playing a character who celebrates life in the way Groot does, was very nice.