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North Korean archaeologists find… a unicorn lair

North Korea's central news agency has reported that archaeologists have found a mythical unicorn lair belonging to an ancient King.

North Korea is one of the most entertaining countries in the world. When it isn't busy threatening people with a hornet's nest of a military, starving it's citizens, flooding it's farmland or building massive hotels that are never quite finished (not like there's much tourism anyway), it seems as if the country spends most of it's days trying to be as ridiculous as possible.

Think this stuff is fiction? THINK AGAIN.


North Korean "archeologists" from the History Institute of the DPRK Academy of Social Sciences have announced the finding of a unicorn lair. Yes, you read it correctly. The Unicorn lair was apparently the property of King Tongmyong, founder of the ancient Korean kingdom Koguryo. Tongmyong, who lived between BCE 277 and CE 668, was mythically known to ride a unicorn, as Jo Hui Sung, director of the History Institute explains: "Korea's history books deal with the unicorn, considered to be ridden by King Tongmyong, and its lair."


They found the lair 200 meters from a temple in North Korea's capitol city Pyongyang. The discovery of the lair apparently proves Pyongyang was the capitol of Koguryo, as well as the modern day North Korea.The question on everyone's mind though, is undoubtedly how they found this "lair", and how they could tell that it was real? Did they find Unicorn bones? No, they found a rectangular rock with the words "Unicorn Lair" carved into it. I'm not even kidding…

David F.
A grad student in experimental physics, David is fascinated by science, space and technology. When not buried in lecture books, he enjoys movies, gaming and mountainbiking

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