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North Korean Archaeologists Discover Secret Lair Of Unicorn Ridden By King Tongmyong

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North Korean archaeologists have reportedly discovered a lair belonging to a unicorn ridden by the ancient King Tongmyong.

North Korea's state news agency reports the "reconfirmed" discovery as being 200m from the Yongmyong Temple in Moran Hill, in Pyongyang City.

A rectangular rock featuring the carved words "Unicorn Lair" stands at its entrance, with the marker said to date back to the Koryo Kingdom reign of 918 - 1392.

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Ancient Korean King Tongmyong liked riding a unicorn, apparently

Jo Hui Sung, director of the History Institute of the DPRK Academy of Social Services, said: "Korea's history books deal with the unicorn, considered to be ridden by King Tongmyong, and its lair."

Sung also takes the opportunity to point out the North's claims of dominance over the South, adding: "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."

The tale comes days after The Onion's satire on Kim Jong Un being voted the sexiest man alive tricked China's communist paper, The People's Daily.

North Korea's propaganda machine is famous for churning out strange stories, including the details of Kim Jong Il's "divine birth" and the "peculiar natural wonders" that occurred as the Earth mourned the death of the Dear Leader, the Global Post reports.

While still alive, Kim also reportedly invented the hamburger, wrote 1,500 books in college and shot 11 holes-in-one the first time he played golf, according to Time magazine.