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North Korea Claims Archaeologists Have Found 'Unicorn Lair' In Pyongyang 182

eldavojohn writes "NPR pointed out a press release claiming that North Korean archaeologists have found a 'unicorn lair' in Pyongyang. The members of the History Institute of the DPRK Academy of Social Sciences have "reconfirmed" that this site was used for King Tongmyong's unicorn where the unicorn would concoct his unicorn schemes and do his unicorn things if anyone ventured too closely. The last line is, perhaps, the most important line of the article, '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.' Fear not that North Korea is surpassing the world in cryptozoology, Dr. Melba S. Ketchum of Nacogdoches, TX has claimed to have recently sequenced Bigfoot's DNA and he's part human."
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North Korea Claims Archaeologists Have Found 'Unicorn Lair' In Pyongyang

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  • by Intrepid imaginaut ( 1970940 ) on Saturday December 01, 2012 @06:45PM (#42157235)

    It is pitiable how the editor(s) feel the need to mock the ignorant propaganda of a thoroughly subjugated people. I remember reading about how escapees from North Korea across the Chinese border were returned, and the Chinese guards were sickened by the sight of wires being passed through the wrists of the refugees by way of handcuffs before they were led off. But no, we read about unicorns.

    I know this is Slashdot and we're all here for the braintrust comments, but the latest crap to make it to the front page is coming very, very close to outweighing the benefits.

  • by JWSmythe ( 446288 ) <jwsmythe@j[ ] ['wsm' in gap]> on Saturday December 01, 2012 @09:23PM (#42158215) Homepage Journal

    Actually, if it were true, and if the unicorn DNA were tested and shown to not be a horse with a dildo strapped to it's head, it would be news.

    North Korea has a running trend of wild claims. This one just reinforces their place as "the nation no one believes".

    As a group, they are holding the #1 position in the Batshit Crazy Olympics. The only competition even close are conspiracy theorists, and they're a distant second. They'll have to come up with something much nuttier than the emperor's unicorn farm. So far all the best they have are Aliens, UFOs, the Kennedy Assassination conspiracy, contrails, NWO, GMOs, 9/11 myths, and lizard aliens...

    Yes my friends.. The mythical unicorn farm ranks far over lizard aliens. Now, stop taking your court ordered meds, and come up with something better than *that*.

    (hehe, unicorns)

  • by Calydor ( 739835 ) on Sunday December 02, 2012 @03:43AM (#42159831)

    North Korea has a running trend of wild claims. This one just reinforces their place as "the nation no one believes".

    The big problem is that one day, they ARE going to discover something by sheer coincidence, and no one will believe them enough to even try to replicate the result.

    Hopefully this isn't it, would really be a shame.

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