North Korea returns to the headlines once again, this time by announcing that researchers have proved the existence of the unicorn! The official state news agency says archaeologists "reconfirmed" the existence of a "unicorn lair" in Pyongyang, once used by an ancient Korean king. The Korean Central News Agency reported that the extraordinary discovery was made by archaeologists when they spotted a rectangular rock carved with the words Unicorn Lair, 200m from the city's Yongmyong Temple. The report quotes Jo Hui Sung, director of North Korea's history institute, explaining how the find lines up with information in history books from the 16th century. He says: "Korea's history books deal with the unicorn, considered to be ridden by King Tongmyong, and its lair." He goes on to say: "The temple served as a relief palace for King Tongmyong, in which there is the lair of his unicorn."
It is speculated that the report may be a spoof response to parody news outlet The Onion
's satirical article declaring Kim Jong Un "The Sexiest Man Alive for 2012," an article that got worldwide attention when it was published by China's Communist Party newspaper who apparently neglected to confirm it was a joke.
Did unicorns really exist in North Korea? What are your thoughts on this shocking discovery?