The Mermaid

The Mermaid
One day three men are out having a relaxing
day fishing, when suddenly

they catch a mermaid. After hauling the mermaid up in a net, she
promises that if the men set her free, in return she will grant
each of them a wish.

The first man doesn’t believe it so he says, “Alright, if you can
grant wishes, then double my IQ.”

The mermaid says, “Done” and suddenly, the first man starts to

flawlessly recite Shakespeare and analyze it with extreme

The second man is so amazed, he looks at the mermaid and says,

my IQ.”

The mermaid says, “Done” and the second man starts to recite

to all of the mathematical problems that have been stumping all of the
scientists in various fields from physics to chemistry,

The third man is so enthralled with the changes in his friends, he

says to the mermaid: “Quintuple my IQ.”

The mermaid looks at him and says, “You know, I normally don’t try

change people’s minds when they make a wish, but I really wish you’d

The man responds, “Nope, I want you to increase my IQ times five,

if you don’t do it, I won’t set you free.”

“Please,” said the mermaid “You don’t know what you’re

change your entire view on the universe. Won’t you ask for something
else… a million dollars, anything?”

But no matter what the mermaid said, the third man insisted on

his IQ increased by five times it’s usual power.

So the mermaid finally relented and said, “Done.”

The third man became a woman.

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The author has been a writer/photographer for over thirty years. Specializing in nature and landscape photography, as well as studying native cultures.

His travels have taken him to most of the United States, as well as Australia, Belize, Egypt and the Canary Islands.

He has studied the Mayan culture of Central America as well as the aborigines of Australia. Photography has given him the opportunity to observe life in various parts of the world.

He has published several books about his adventures.

For more information, please consult his website,

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