You might recall the supposedly lost unicorn in Boston, where one magic store was trying to rev up publicity by posting "Lost Unicorn" signs around the city. It seems like unicorns are the piece-de-resistance when it comes to propoganda.

It's amazing how mainstream the unicorn has gotten lately.


In early December, the Korean Central News Agency (North Korea's state news outlet) reported that North Korean archaeologists "have recently confirmed a lair of the unicorn rode by King Tongmyong," according to NBC's Today.

An ancient burial site is being pinpointed as proof, noting that there is a rock carved with the words "Unicorn Lair" at the site's entrance. It's claimed that these carved words date back to the period of the Koryo Kingdom (918-1392), though if the rock in the video is the actual one that was found, it looks pretty darn good for being hundreds of years old, if you ask me.

The news piece also points out, however, how North Korea is known for its use of propaganda and crazy stories. For instance, Kim Jong Il, former leader of the country who passed away in 2011, had been said to once stop a blizzard ... I bet the folks in the Midwest and New England wish they had the power last week.

So while I can't say I believe North Korea's so-called unicorn story, I did have a mare that would give that Korean unicorn a run for his money--she could create quite the impressive lair out of her bedding and manure...