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The Feejee Mermaid

Posted in Animals with tags , , , , , , , , , , on November 27, 2011 by elgrayso

The Fiji mermaid (also Feejee mermaid) was an object comprising the torso and head of a juvenile monkey sewn to the back half of a fish, covered in paper-mâché. It was a common feature of sideshows, which was presented as the mummified body of a creature that was supposedly half mammal and half fish, a version of traditional mermaid stories. [from Wikipedia]