when you saw these pictures...
You said that they don't look real...
Didn't fool you one second.
The internet is a great source of information. It is also a notorious source of MISINFORMATION. Years ago I read about members of a weird cult called "Heaven's Gate" who committed mass suicide because they read in the internet that there was a flying saucer tagging along behind comet Halle-Bopp. They thought their ride to the next galaxy had arrived. Suckers.
There really are no mermaids. It is just a beautiful work of fiction. Just like Unicorns. Just like the young lady below who wrote my name on her very young and nubile tummy.
Ofcourse, when your Mom saw the picture, she forgot about my lecture on fictional creatures and assumed the picture was real.
She almost kicked my ass.