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#1 The Dingus Diddler

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 21:37

"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," reports the — wait. Stop. UNICORNS? That's an actual snippet from a report from the Korean Central News Agency, the state news agency of North Korea and fine, okay, we totally understand that this might be a retaliatory joke in response to China getting fooled by The Onion naming Kim Jong-un the Sexiest Man Alive or something.

But experts don't lie, do they?
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.
And these are the history books Hoi Sung is talking about :
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.

And there's more. It's not like this is a National Enquirer/Bat Boy type of fleeting story. This one has significance It looks like North Korea is using the unicorn lair to prove a bigger point:
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.
Taking into account that this is the same country with news agencies telling their people that mountains cry and birds lament when Kim Jong-il died and did so because he was sent down from the cosmos to destroy the Japanese to sink holes in one and that's totally normal, this isn't too far-fetched of a — you know what? I give up.

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Seems legit, in an article on another site I read that the media had reported that the words "unicorn layer" were carved into the stone covering the entrance, way to keep your unicorn hidden.

Also there was a link later on to the Korean version of unicorns, Qilin.


#2 logicwin

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 21:44

i think people are taking this to literally, its likely that this ancient king did have a lair for his "unicorn" its like a temple of Zeus being discovered, does it make him real? no. however it means that the temple did in fact exist and that there is some credit that ancient Greeks worshiped Zeus. the temple means that the king of those stories existed, another example is stories of emperors of china speaking with the dragons.

#3 OP The Dingus Diddler

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 21:46

i think people are taking this to literally, its likely that this ancient king did have a lair for his "unicorn" its like a temple of Zeus being discovered, does it make him real? no. however it means that the temple did in fact exist and that there is some credit that ancient Greeks worshiped Zeus. the temple means that the king of those stories existed, another example is stories of emperors of china speaking with the dragons.

I know what you mean but they are using it as a "valid point" to show that they have the true capital of Korea and therefore should rule it all.

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 21:50

North Korea is only Korea that tells truth. Other Korea tell lies.

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Posted 01 December 2012 - 02:05

Pictures, or it ain't so.

#6 PhilTheThrill

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Posted 01 December 2012 - 02:09

In other news, millions profess a belief in a bearded guy who, after being nailed to a cross and then buried, magically came back to life and whose party trick was walking on water.

Sounds legit.

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Posted 01 December 2012 - 03:21

*facepalm* :pinch:



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