Loyal reader Paul points out to me that this is an item which bridges both of my blogs (the bold emphasis is, of course, my very own)…

Harare – A government minister in Zimbabwe says work has stopped on new reservoirs because workers have been scared off by mermaids, a report has said.

According to orangenews.com, Minister of Water Resources Samuel Sipepa Nkomo reportedly told a parliamentary committee that terrified workers were refusing to return to the sites, near the towns of Gokwe and Mutare.

He said the only way to solve the problem was to brew traditional beer and carry out rites to appease the spirits

Of course, one has to wonder if such synchronicity foreshadows a shift in the cosmos. Or something.

[cross-posted at Jack Curtin’s Liquid Diet]