Giant isopods (daiogusokumushi in Japanese) are passionately loved in Japan. The creatures are mysterious and cute in a creepy way, also known as kimokawaii or gurokawaii. A giant isopod in Toba Aquarium in Japan has eaten no food for over 4 years.
I was going through old Life magazines online, when I came across this article about a 1948 film called Mr Peabody and the Mermaid. The actress who played the mermaid, Ann Blyth, had to have a custom-made mermaid tail created for her