North Korea Claims Unicorns Exist

    RIKUZENTAKATA, JAPAN - MARCH 11: An ice sculptor works to complete a unicorn piece for the anniversary of last year's deadly earthquake and tsunami in the early morning hours of March 11, 2012 in Rikuzentakata, Japan.  Today marks the one year anniversary of the 9.0 magnitude earthquake and tsunami that occured on March 11, 2011 and engulfed large parts of northeastern Japan. The number of dead and missing amounted to over 15,000 people.  (Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images)

    Chris McGrath

    Catch a ride upon a moonbeam and try this one on for size. Scientists in North Korea are claiming that unicorns actually existed. The report, released by the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA), “reconfirmed” the burial site of a royal unicorn allegedly ridden by King Dongmyeong of the ancient Korean kingdom of Goguryeo. Scientists say the proof lies not in something silly like, say, evidence of a horn on a horse, but in the rectangular rock engraved at the entrance of the grave, which reads “‘Unicorn Lair.” Full disclosure: KCNA isn’t exactly known for accuracy. The news agency once reported that deceased leader Kim Jong-il had not only “invented the hamburger” but written “1,500 books.” Next up, Santa Claus?

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