Unicorn Lair in North Korea? Surely, the Communist Government Is Kidding, Right?

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Unicorns are the stuff of, I dunno, unicorns. They're fantasy! This isn't the 1600s, and we know better. But in North Korea, which sometimes seems like it's stuck in the 1600s, the government's central news agency is running a story about a unicorn lair. That's correct, a lair where a unicorn lived.

Here is the entire article, because honestly, it must be read to be believed—or disbelieved. Whatever. It's bananas. I'm posting the article as it appears on the country's official mouthpiece's site, if anything, for proof that it actually did. Have a look:


North Korean propaganda can get interesting (if you haven't seen it, the Vice documentary is definitely worth watching). But a unicorn lair? To prove Pyongyang was the capital of Ancient Korea? Really?

It's like the North Korean government is getting revenge against The Onion for naming Kim Jong-un the sexiest man alive.


Lair of King Tongmyong's Unicorn Reconfirmed in DPRK [Korean Central News Agency of DPRK via @chicoharlan via @taniabranigan via BeijingCream]

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