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    42 Curiosities Seen At The Mermaid Parade

    One of Coney Island's most loved and really really strange events.

    1. This woman who is a pineapple-ukulele hybrid

    2. This dude who forgot the shower curtains weren't there

    3. Don't even act like you don't know what this is

    4. Sparkly Guidos and their friends

    5. The perfect thing for the backyard

    6. Unicycling Sea Monkeys

    7. A young hopeful in the new health-conscious Coney Island Air Eating Competition

    8. A living, breathing figurehead from a pirate ship

    9. World's Best Heath Ledger as The Joker Impersonator

    10. The best Dad in the universe and his lucky, lucky offspring

    11. Runner up

    12. Nothing to see here, just checking if her fins are tied

    13. By far the coolest wizard seen this side of Hogwarts or Middle Earth

    14. Zombie Mermaids

    15. Mermaids who look like Venom from Spiderman

    16. "Where Are They Now?"- Ariel, The Little Mermaid

    17. Our new leader

    18. PB&J Advocates

    19. A VERY vengeful thunder cloud

    20. Worlds tallest woman

    21. A tarantula head

    22. Max and the Wild Things*

    23. Extraordinary flood preparation

    24. Coordinated Mer-Dance

    25. Fishy transportation methods

    26. A hotdog that is too cool for school

    27. The most intricate body makeup we've seen all year

    28. Extreme tea partying mermaids

    29. Chained up zombie sailor and his girlfriend

    30. Occupy Wall Street's long mysterious leader

    31. Steve Zissou and his mysterious daughter

    32. Optimus Prime IRL

    33. Cart-driven pole dancers

    34. A cult

    35. A guy who is not even saving that woman from certain tentacle-related death

    36. A vintage strongman

    37. A rag tag marching band

    38. A fire-eating daredevil

    39. Conch blowing coral king

    40. Mermen guards with tridents

    41. A guy who photobombs from the inside

    42. The best and worst part of any parade