Unicorn lair apparently discovered by North Korean archaeologists

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North Korea is adding unicorns to its list of wondrous offerings.

In a claim that's incredible even for a totalitarian state that's reported its former dictator was a world-class golfer the first time he played and that his birth was announced by a double rainbow, the Korean Central News Agency says its country's archaeologists have proven the existence of unicorns.

The news organization reported that archaeologists have "reconfirmed" the existence of a unicorn lair that belonged to an ancient king. It says a trek into Pyongyang City, about 200 meters from a temple by the name of Yongmyong, will lead you to a rectangular rock carved with the words "Unicorn Lair."

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Archaeologists are said to have dated the word carvings back to the era of King Tongmyong, somewhere between the years 918 and 1392. One of the archaeologists from the history institute credited with the mythical find, Jo Hui Sung, says the history books indicate that the king rode unicorns.

"The temple served as a relief palace for King Tongmyong, in which there is the lair of his unicorn," one quote says.

Conveniently, the lair also proves that North Korea is powerful, according to the report.

"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," Hui Sung is quoted as saying.

North Korean and Chinese media garnered chuckles from the rest of the world this month when it misreported as fact a news story from the Onion  dubbing Kim Jong Un the sexiest man alive.

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Some speculation suggests the unicorn story could be a joke in response to that Onion gaffe.

Or perhaps the archaeologists' next discovery will be living unicorns who will bring their magical healing power to the people of North Korea.