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Surprising Facts About Mermaids

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2018 is the year of the mermaid. That's why we've partnered with Freeform to share the craziest facts about the supernatural creature who takes center stage in the thrilling new series Siren. Don't miss new episodes Thursdays at 8/7c!

Mermaids have been a force of nature this year, influencing food and beauty trends, from aqua-inspired drinks to lavender-colored hair. However, the history of the mermaid myth is much more thrilling than you'd ever guess. In honor of International Mermaid Day and tonight's premiere of Freeform's Siren, we've rounded up the shocking details behind 2018's most enigmatic mythical creature.

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