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Meet a professional mermaid who charges $6,000 per appearance

Meet a professional mermaid who charges $6,000 per appearance
Linden Wolbert is a mermaid. No, really, she is. Almost. She can hold her breath for over five minutes while diving 115 feet below the surface of the ocean. "I think I'm a little bit crazy," laughed the 36-year-old Californian. Over the last decade, Wolbert proved skeptics wrong and turned a love of the ocean into a growing fortune. "People always ask, 'How do you make money as a mermaid?'" The answer: Lots of hard work. Taking the dive "Mermaid Linden" is a character Wolbert created in 2006. "I never thought it could happen, but magic took over." She grew up in Pennsylvania Amish country watching Jacques Cousteau specials on TV and repeatedly rewinding a VHS copy of Disney's "The Little Mermaid." She dreamed that one day, she would be under the sea. Wolbert eventually ended up in California and became a scuba diver. "I cried the first time I...
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