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'Unicorn lair' claim surfaces in North Korea


Posted on Sunday, 2 December, 2012 | Comment icon 56 comments | News tip by: Still Waters


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The country has attracted attention again this week with a rather strange claim from archaeologists.

North Korea is no stranger to bizarre claims but this one might take the cake. The official state news agency has announced that a 'unicorn lair' has been found in Pyongyang and that it would have once been used by the King to house several of the mythical animals. According to reports, the discovery was made when archaeologists came across a rock with the words 'unicorn lair' inscribed on it.

The announcement might not be quite what it seems however, there is speculation that this could be a response to the recent satirical article published in the Onion that proclaimed Kim Jong-Un as "the sexiest man alive". Could North Korea be responding in kind with its own piece of satire or is there another explanation for the origins of this bizarre 'discovery' ?

"North Korea has raised eyebrows around the world by announcing that researchers have proved the existence of the unicorn."

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Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #47 Posted by Spectre1979 on 7 December, 2012, 0:04
Oh Nth Korea, it must be true!
Comment icon #48 Posted by coldethyl on 7 December, 2012, 1:50
This is just so asinine I am ready for it to die. If I have to see another (and I know I'm asking for it here) bad unicorn video, I'm going to hurl.
Comment icon #49 Posted by Wyrdlight on 7 December, 2012, 7:49
Why would a unicorn, an animal that, if it existed would essentially be a horse. Live in a lair? What possible need would a horse have to live underground? caves are not usually roomy enough for a horse in my experiance.
Comment icon #50 Posted by JGirl on 7 December, 2012, 18:14
maybe they didn't have enough room on the stone sign to carve unicorn stable
Comment icon #51 Posted by Eldorado on 7 December, 2012, 20:42
Horny House would have fitted.
Comment icon #52 Posted by JGirl on 7 December, 2012, 20:55
probably a disagreement on the spelling of 'horny'
Comment icon #53 Posted by Render on 10 December, 2012, 11:14
It now appears that the unicorn angle was a mistranslation. It has emerged that what translators were trying to say was that top North Korean explorers had found the nest of a beast with a dragon's head, a deer's body, the tail of a cow, hooves and a mane. The mix-up centred on the translation of the word "kirins" or "Qilins," Prof James Grayson told the Guardian. He said the mythical creature occupies a special place in Korean folklore as the favourite mode of transport for a legendary ruler from antiquity. http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/articles/412308/20121206/north-... [More]
Comment icon #54 Posted by DKO on 10 December, 2012, 12:47
Haha, it gets even more unreal now.
Comment icon #55 Posted by Bruin26 on 13 December, 2012, 11:03
I hope they find ManBearPig Lair soon.
Comment icon #56 Posted by judyrad on 23 December, 2012, 1:31
ha ha ha that is too funny!


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