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Unicorn Lair? Surely, The North Korean Government Is Kidding, Right?

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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