Mermaids have long captured the imaginations of the public. You have seen them in "documentaries", paintings and fairytales. But, now you can see them in the realistic world. A professional mermaid can earn up to 250$ an hour. Here are some facts regarding mermaids.
Being a mermaid is not an easy task. A professional mermaid tells that "Our legs are tied together, the fish are running into us, and it's dark."
Rachael Smith is the Dive's Bar head mermaid and she entertains the guests at the upscale Sacramento lounge Dive Bar, where mermaids frolic in a tank above the bar.
Mermaid's tail can weigh up to 35 pounds, but the salt-water makes them float, so they have another 5-10 pounds strapped between their legs.
In some of the legends of the Pacific Islands, it is said that human beings are descended from both mermaids and mermen. It seems somewhere back in time, their tails somehow dropped off, and people were magically able to walk on land.
Aquamarine is the gemstone of the sea. In addition to being treasure, people once believed this gemstone came from the tears of mermaids, and it used to be thought had the power to protect sailors when they were at sea or when they fell into the water.
Despite of all these facts, the number of people doing it has kept up with popular demand, according to the mermaid experts. There are 1000 full-time mermaids and mermen in the US industry.