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Humans and 'Unicorns' May Have Coexisted

Research finds the 'Siberian unicorn' is much younger than we thought

(Newser) - Unicorns are real, and they're a lot younger than we thought. Researchers from Russia's Tomsk State University were digging at a fossil site in Kazakhstan when they found bones belonging to the Elasmotherium sibiricum, otherwise known as the "Siberian unicorn," Huffington Post reports. According to IFL... More »

Cops Spent 4 Hours Looking for a 'Unicorn'

Runaway pony in costume was eventually found in an orchard

(Newser) - California Highway Patrol spent hours searching for a "unicorn" on Wednesday. Yes, really. A white pony named Juliette, adorned with a horn as part of a fairy-tale photo shoot in Madera Ranchos, Calif., suddenly took off on her handler, reports CNN . She was caught but soon escaped again. Police... More »

A Unicorn Is Convincing People to Squat to Poop

Squatty Potty's unicorn ad has gone viral

(Newser) - The Western sitting toilet is, apparently, a crappy design. So say the American developers of the American-made Squatty Potty, which launched in 2011, got Shark Tank funding last November, and is now the subject of a viral video ad that features a unicorn that poops something most viewers can actually... More »

'Unicorn Deer' Found on 2 Continents

Hunters shoot unusual creatures in Slovenia, Washington state

(Newser) - You can start believing in magic again, because not only are fanged deer real, it turns out unicorns are, too. Well, sort of. In August, a hunter shot an elderly roe deer bearing a single, centered antler in the forests of Slovenia, reports National Geographic . It's not uncommon to... More »

North Korea: We've Found a Unicorn Lair

And Serbians say a legendary vampire is on the loose

(Newser) - North Korea not only has a sexy leader —it also lays claim to a bona fide unicorn lair, the Daily Mail reports. The very serious-sounding History Institute of the DPRK Academy of Social Sciences released a report about it, saying the unicorn's refuge was outside a temple in... More »

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