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Did unicorns really exist?

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#31    Jacques Terreur

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Posted 27 June 2013 - 12:30 PM

View Postkannin, on 27 June 2013 - 11:32 AM, said:

Your shazzam could never match my shizzah muahhaha
it's SO on.......! ;)


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Posted 27 June 2013 - 12:38 PM

Well, since no one offers evidence they don't really exist, we should conclude they do.  That at least is the argument for the existence of a lot of other things bandied about, including God.


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Posted 27 June 2013 - 05:50 PM

View PostEmma_Acid, on 27 June 2013 - 10:36 AM, said:

Sometimes I remember that narwhals are real animals and it makes my day.

you and me both.
i see a narwhal excursion in our future.

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Posted 27 June 2013 - 06:18 PM

View PostQuiteContrary, on 27 June 2013 - 04:54 AM, said:

Were they always described as "beautiful" or even horse-like? Or is that a modern interpretation?

This is a good question.

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Posted 27 June 2013 - 07:33 PM

Of course they existed... here's why you never see them any more...




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Posted 27 June 2013 - 07:40 PM

That was a pretty random Peter Pan reference lol.


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Posted 27 June 2013 - 08:02 PM

View PostOdd Requiem, on 27 June 2013 - 05:50 PM, said:

you and me both.
i see a narwhal excursion in our future.

Oh no! You started the narwhal song playing in my head! I shall put a curse on you! If I knew any curses :blush:

Keep your eyes wide open and don't run!

P.S. Just to be clear, because sometimes I am not. I do not believe...
in the existence of a large previously unknown undiscovered hairy biped roaming North America.
But I like to hear the accounts, read the books, watch the shows, discuss and argue about the phenomenon.

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Posted 28 June 2013 - 01:11 PM

View PostQuiteContrary, on 27 June 2013 - 08:02 PM, said:



Oh no! You started the narwhal song playing in my head! I shall put a curse on you! If I knew any curses :blush:

Well, you know, youtube has wizards! I bet you could get some proper curse techniques there!

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Posted 28 June 2013 - 05:08 PM

Isn't there a species of gazelle or antelope in Asia that has one horn?

I swear I heard about something like that...


Edit: Nevermind, I was thinking of the Saola.

Edited by Skeptic Chicken, 28 June 2013 - 05:12 PM.

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Posted 28 June 2013 - 05:15 PM

wait in european folklore a unicorn is more like a deer or goat... There are mutants of those that have one horn or antler as the case may be, so they technically do exist, not as a species but as a mutation.

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Posted 02 July 2013 - 07:33 PM

In one sense, you technically could make a unicorn, but it'd require nails, a horn, and some very upset animal police. But I wouldn't go with that one.
Personally, I think they were just made up to spice up stories. Heck, if I thought I could make up a mythical this popular and enduring I'd put it into stories. :)


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Posted 05 July 2013 - 12:28 AM

My own theory is that unicorns resulted from Greeks describing the Indian rhino to the folks back home as "a hippopotamus with a horn on its nose." (Greeks knew about hippos.) Since 'hippopotamus' is literally 'river horse' in greek, the description probably mutated from 'a river horse with a horn on its nose' to just 'a horse with...' as soon an someone who didn't know what a 'river horse' was heard it.


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Posted 05 July 2013 - 12:51 AM

View PostPersonFromPorlock, on 05 July 2013 - 12:28 AM, said:

My own theory is that unicorns resulted from Greeks describing the Indian rhino to the folks back home as "a hippopotamus with a horn on its nose." (Greeks knew about hippos.) Since 'hippopotamus' is literally 'river horse' in greek, the description probably mutated from 'a river horse with a horn on its nose' to just 'a horse with...' as soon an someone who didn't know what a 'river horse' was heard it.

That is what I was curious about. And why I asked how has the description has evolved? The source material would help a lot to disregard our "fairy tale" beautiful horse with an attractive horn.

Edited by QuiteContrary, 05 July 2013 - 12:52 AM.

Keep your eyes wide open and don't run!

P.S. Just to be clear, because sometimes I am not. I do not believe...
in the existence of a large previously unknown undiscovered hairy biped roaming North America.
But I like to hear the accounts, read the books, watch the shows, discuss and argue about the phenomenon.

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Posted 05 July 2013 - 10:34 PM

Robot unicorns, it's the future.



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Posted 05 July 2013 - 10:44 PM

Unicorn: Uni (one) + corn (corn) = one corn.

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