People thought Animal Planet’s mermaid show was real
People are dumb, but that isn’t particularly news at this point. So Animal Planet just announced that they set ratings records this Sunday with Mermaids: The New Evidence, a faked documentary that purports to uncover proof that underwater humanoids were real – and were our evolutionary precursors.
The show was pretty bad, with lousy acting, idiotic pseudo-science and seriously unconvincing special effects. But that didn’t stop literally hundreds of people from taking the bait and believing it. Here’s a quick scan of Twitter to reveal the dumbest of the dumb. Look at that image up there and imagine saying to yourself “Yep, looks legit.” Can’t do it, right? Congratulations, your brain is working.
Everybody turn their TVs to animal planet right now!!! Mermaids are fucking real!!
— Kat ✨ (@KatUmphries) May 29, 2013
Lol on Animal Planet i just found out that mermaids are actually real and they not pretty as you see on tv.
— ImLightSkin (@Team_Vonte) May 29, 2013
Mermaids exist bitches believe it …. Or jus watch animal planet … What a crazy ass thing to think about …
— RICHARD A BOWEN IV (@ARCANEMAZTER_IV) May 29, 2013
So mermaids really evolved from apes in Africa. So I’m basically a mermaid.
— SK (@shirlikulli) May 29, 2013
— Rachel Stephenson (@tazydevilgirl) May 29, 2013
— Yvett Villa(@Nafretiri_12) May 29, 2013
Mermaids are real, holly shit, Animal Planet just blew my mind.
— SamSampson (@samaayyy) May 29, 2013
We didn’t evolve from monkeys we evolved from mermaids
— N8 (@Sup_itsNATHAN) May 28, 2013
Everyone’s only believing mermaids exist after the “documentaries” on Animal Planet… I’VE BEEN SAYING THAT FOREVER! HA! TOLD YOU SO!
— LILI▲N (@AutopsyAlien) May 29, 2013
So ive been watching the animal planet and i belive that #Mermaids are real in this world the goverments hides to many things !!
— Ashley Nicole(: (@AshBarboz) May 28, 2013
the mermaids show on animal planet changes your perspective on life
— Kat (@whuddupitskat_) May 28, 2013
America, ladies and gentlemen. The country where bad CGI and worse acting can convince people of absolutely anything. Stay tuned for my upcoming webseries, My Giant Penis: The New Evidence.