Did you hear the one about the woman and the dolphin?
Friends say they just clicked.
Oddly, that rather satisfying pun is based on actual events. Londoner Sharon Tendler found a new porpoise in life, after marrying a male dolphin. Named Cinderella.
Yes, the silly season has peaked early this year.
The tragedy is that their life together was all too brief. Alas, Cyndy’s lifeless body was discovered last week, after a long battle with illness.
It’s not known how Ms Tendler first fell for Cyndy’s cetacean charms. Perhaps they echolocated over a crowded marina. Or maybe it was Cyndy’s insatiable craving for the taste of tuna.
The two exchanged hoops at a bizarre service in the Red Sea last December.
After the ceremony was sealed with some mackerels, Tendler was tossed into the water by her friends so that she could swim with her new husband.
"I'm the happiest girl on earth," the bride said as she chocked back tears of emotion. "I made a dream come true, and I am not a pervert," she stressed.
Moving, wedding-day words there. It’s not known whether this interspecies marriage ever was consummated, though there are rumours that the union bore issue. Indeed, only this weekend, we found evidence of strange mer-creatures alongside the Regents Canal (see picture).