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Old Nov 30, 2012, 12:28 PM   #1
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Unicorn Lair Found in North Korea

Lair of King Tongmyong's Unicorn Reconfirmed in DPRK

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Pyongyang, November 29 (KCNA) -- Archaeologists of the History Institute of the DPRK Academy of Social Sciences have recently reconfirmed a lair of the unicorn rode by King Tongmyong, founder of the Koguryo Kingdom (B.C. 277-A.D. 668).

The lair is located 200 meters from the Yongmyong Temple in Moran Hill in Pyongyang City. A rectangular rock carved with words "Unicorn Lair" stands in front of the lair. The carved words are believed to date back to the period of Koryo Kingdom (918-1392).
Jo Hui Sung, director of the Institute, told KCNA:

"Korea's history books deal with the unicorn, considered to be ridden by King Tongmyong, and its lair.

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.

The discovery of the unicorn lair, associated with legend about King Tongmyong, proves that Pyongyang was a capital city of Ancient Korea as well as Koguryo Kingdom."
Seems pretty reliable!
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Old Nov 30, 2012, 12:38 PM   #2
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Unicorns have lairs? Thought that was more a dragon thing. Mostly because dragons are more rad, and are thus more deserving of a lair.
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Old Nov 30, 2012, 05:21 PM   #3
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In Korea is a unicorn something other than a horse with a horn?
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Old Nov 30, 2012, 05:23 PM   #4
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If it says "Unicorn Lair" on the front, what else could it be?
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Old Nov 30, 2012, 09:33 PM   #5
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I've always wanted an excuse to post this comic somewhere. Shame unicorns don't come up all that often...



I dunno why, but I bust a gut laughing every time I see this. Maybe I have a really lame sense of humor or something.
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Old Dec 1, 2012, 12:09 PM   #6
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Don't go in! Haven't you heard the story about Charlie the Unicorn?
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Old Dec 1, 2012, 12:36 PM   #7
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I must admit I was cynical when I started reading, but if the Director of the History Institute of the DPRK Academy of Social Sciences reckons it's a proper unicorn lair then I'm convinced.
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Old Dec 1, 2012, 05:08 PM   #8
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Don't go in! Haven't you heard the story about Charlie the Unicorn?
I have now. Thanks.

Only in the NK, or China, you say? Good thing.
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Old Dec 2, 2012, 09:32 AM   #9
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I must admit I was cynical when I started reading, but if the Director of the History Institute of the DPRK Academy of Social Sciences reckons it's a proper unicorn lair then I'm convinced.
Agreed.

My faith in the fantastic is restored. Wonderful.....
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Old Dec 2, 2012, 11:26 AM   #10
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Maybe that's where these came from?

http://mcphee.com/shop/inflatable-un...-for-cats.html
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I must admit I was cynical when I started reading, but if the Director of the History Institute of the DPRK Academy of Social Sciences reckons it's a proper unicorn lair then I'm convinced.
So that's where that charlatan Zahi Hawass ended up!
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i guess i should look up a korean recipe to cook this
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Old Dec 4, 2012, 01:33 PM   #14
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So does it come back and kick out evil King Haggard??
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Old Dec 4, 2012, 10:25 PM   #15
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The North Korea news site is hilarious. It's like the Onion, but they are serious about it.

Here's the direct link to the article posted above
http://www.kcna.co.jp/item/2012/2012...1129-20ee.html
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Old Dec 5, 2012, 08:29 AM   #16
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Unicorns...

Have you ever noticed that these finds are never in North America? Apparently unicorns died out before making it across the Bering Strait.
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Old Dec 6, 2012, 09:05 AM   #17
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I dunno why, but I bust a gut laughing every time I see this. Maybe I have a really lame sense of humor or something.
no you don't, and thanks I just spilt my beer.......
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I totally thought this was about Unicorns... like the mythical creature. Man was I wrong.
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Now they just need to find Candy Mountain!
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Now they just need to find Candy Mountain!
Sure Charlie! lol
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Who is the victor in an epic battle between a sasquatch and a unicorn?
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i guess i should look up a korean recipe to cook this
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I purchased some from Amazon, but sent it back. It is not grass-fed or free range nor organic. It is full of salt, sugar and preservatives and fat. In fact, I think it is re-labelled Spam or the horse DNA meat they found mixed in hamburger in Ireland recently.
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Who is the victor in an epic battle between a sasquatch and a unicorn?
We all would be the victors, Joe. We all would be.
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