Animal Planet has been enjoying great ratings success with its second "documentary" on mermaids, Mermaids: The New Evidence. It's no surprise, given the popularity of its other series Finding Bigfoot, that viewers are hungry for shows about cryptozoology.
One guy is probably even more excited than most. Known as Merman Eric, he clearly has fully embraced the idea of mermaids and has made it his profession to make prosthetic mermaid tails that actually work underwater. (In case you were wondering, that profession is known as a "Mertailor.")
It might be an odd passion, but hey, who am I to judge? It actually looks pretty cool. Check out Merman Eric in action.