Water Wench Wednesday

by monkeyfist

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sophia loren – boy on a dolphin (1957)

imagePhaedra is a poor sponge diver on the lovely Greek isle of Hydra. While diving, she discovers an ancient brass and gold stature of a boy riding a dolphin, which is said to have the magical power to grant wishes. Her shiftless boyfriend wants to sell it to an unscrupulous art collector, but Phaedra wants to give it to anthropologist Jim Calder, who would return it to the Greek government.

Originally, the film was to star Cary Grant. It was four days into shooting in Greece when Grant canceled. His wife, Betsy Drake, had survived the sinking of the Andrea Doria ocean liner and he went to be with her. Robert Mitchum was then considered, before Alan Ladd was finally signed to play Dr. James Calder.

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Wrap Around Mermaid Belt Bucklevia allmermaids

By AllThingsScience – via allmermaids

Lady of the Lake – Mermaid Iara Underwater

In this video model Iara Mandyn holds her breath for about 3 minutes 20 seconds for this underwater mermaid shot. Some of the scientific and physiological changes while holding your breath could be: Heart rate rises initially, then drops gradually throughout (bradycardia) – Blood vessels in the arms and legs constrict (vasoconstriction), to pool blood for brain/heart, where it is needed – CO2 levels increase, which trigger defense mechanisms – CO2 eventually causes involuntary abdominal contractions (usually just termed contractions), which increase blood flow to the brain…

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Octopus. After a Spicy Adventure cover by the brilliant H. J. Ward – via gwrpinups

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The Birth of Venus; oil on canvas by Amaury-Duval (1808-1885) – c. 1862via turnofthecentury

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