10:22 am - 12/01/2012

Once upon a time, there was a Unicorn... in North Korea

In an announcement Friday that seems better suited for a fairy tale, a North Korean state news agency reported that archaeologists recently reconfirmed the lair of a unicorn once ridden by an ancient Korean king.

According to the Korean Central News Agency, the lair the mythical creature is located 200 meters (about 219 yards) from the Yongmyong Temple in Pyongyang. A rock that sits in front of the lair contains carvings that some believe date back to the period of the Koryo Kingdom (918-1392), the outlet notes.

The director of the History Institute of the DPRK Academy of Social Sciences, which discovered the lair, cited Korean history books as proof. Jo Hui Sung explained the history to the paper:
The Sogyong (Pyongyang) chapter of the old book 'Koryo History' (geographical book), said: Ulmil Pavilion is on the top of Mt. Kumsu, with Yongmyong Temple, one of Pyongyang's eight scenic spots, beneath it. The temple served as a relief palace for King Tongmyong, in which there is the lair of his unicorn.

The old book 'Sinjungdonggukyojisungnam' (Revised Handbook of Korean Geography) complied in the 16th century wrote that there is a lair west of Pubyok Pavilion in Mt. Kumsu.

It should be noted that North Korea's propaganda machine is famous for churning out unusual stories, including the details of Kim Jon Il's "divine birth" and the "peculiar natural wonders" that occurred as the Earth mourned the death of the Dear Leader, the Global Post reports.

While still alive, Kim also reportedly invented the hamburger, wrote 1,500 books in college and shot 11 holes-in-one the first time he played golf, according to Time magazine.

On the other hand, unicorn sightings around the world crop up from time to time, including one last January In Canada that was eventually revealed to be a publicity stunt.

Source: .huffingtonpost, ontd_p
sobaek 1st-Dec-2012 07:51 pm (UTC)
North Korea, this is why no one takes you seriously.
mjspice 1st-Dec-2012 07:56 pm (UTC)
North Korea, go home. You're drunk.
k_inthetrunk 2nd-Dec-2012 01:27 am (UTC)
LMFAO. This comment, so much!
laeryn 1st-Dec-2012 08:10 pm (UTC)
Of course, North Korea. Of course.
kanbinayume 1st-Dec-2012 08:12 pm (UTC)
Well, if a unicorn's involved, it MUST be true!
laceandskin 1st-Dec-2012 08:14 pm (UTC)
This story would be awesome if North Korea wasn't so depressing.
asnindie 1st-Dec-2012 09:04 pm (UTC)
Same.
morbidoutlook 1st-Dec-2012 09:37 pm (UTC)
UGH, ikr. I keep thinking about how hilarious North Korea is, and then I remember they're completely serious and dangerous. :/
laceandskin 1st-Dec-2012 09:38 pm (UTC)
Not to mention the human rights violations.
imienazwisko 1st-Dec-2012 11:17 pm (UTC)
mte :(
toshi830 1st-Dec-2012 08:39 pm (UTC)


yep.
goshipgurl 1st-Dec-2012 11:23 pm (UTC)
lmao
b1gay4 1st-Dec-2012 09:04 pm (UTC)
live and prosper north korea, live and prosper.
lee_chikin 1st-Dec-2012 11:15 pm (UTC)
Well played. XD

Edited at 2012-12-01 11:15 pm (UTC)
asnindie 2nd-Dec-2012 05:01 pm (UTC)
You're too cool for that. Hipster.
ari_meh 1st-Dec-2012 10:10 pm (UTC)
for a second there i thought the title was a yixing reference :'D
oh, north korea... you never fail to amuse me.
consequences 1st-Dec-2012 10:29 pm (UTC)
THIS LOL
nissy_angel 1st-Dec-2012 10:31 pm (UTC)
me too
sashays27 2nd-Dec-2012 03:33 am (UTC)
:O same.
momomoing 2nd-Dec-2012 03:57 pm (UTC)
the first thing that came to mind, tbh
ori0n 3rd-Dec-2012 01:47 am (UTC)
+1
consequences 1st-Dec-2012 10:29 pm (UTC)
zhang yixing is that your relative
muhnaplusmuhna 1st-Dec-2012 11:22 pm (UTC)
The propaganda peeps should have added a hippogriff sighting
lysblack 2nd-Dec-2012 12:04 am (UTC)
i bet it was stolen from the forbidden florest while hagrid was getting drunk.
modestgoddess79 2nd-Dec-2012 06:59 am (UTC)
the Last Unicorn was based in Korea
mikilove13 2nd-Dec-2012 01:52 am (UTC)
While still alive, Kim also reportedly invented the hamburger, wrote 1,500 books in college and shot 11 holes-in-one the first time he played golf, according to Time magazine.

This may even be more hilarious than the unicorn thing. A unicorn lair and a leader riding a unicorn are strange claims.
shiieru 2nd-Dec-2012 06:10 am (UTC)
EDIT: WRONG ARTICLE. I DON'T EVEN KNOW HOW I DID IT. SORRY!
ladyjoon80 2nd-Dec-2012 12:50 pm (UTC)
LOLOLOLLL...okkaaayy what the fuck did i just read here??? *face-palm*
momomoing 2nd-Dec-2012 03:56 pm (UTC)
Unicorn you say?
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sandra_hall 2nd-Dec-2012 06:44 pm (UTC)


Edited at 2012-12-02 07:02 pm (UTC)
benihime99 2nd-Dec-2012 07:06 pm (UTC)
XD
momomoing 2nd-Dec-2012 09:24 pm (UTC)
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kazu_kumaguro 4th-Dec-2012 04:25 pm (UTC)
lol dead
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