Brooklyn Mermaid Group Gets Its Panty in a Bunch

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So ... a town in Israel announced a whimsical contest offering a prize to anyone who can prove mermaids exist? And the Brooklyn-based "Mermaid Medical Organization" got mad and sued the town for defamation for insinuating that they don't exist? So many questions. (Like: If they exist so much, why don't they just take the reward?) [Gothamist]