Unicorns are real…I KNEW IT!

11 Jun

The little unicorn himself.

While some are calling it a “genetic flaw”, I’m calling it a unicorn. It seems that a one year-old Roe deer is romping around a nature preserve in Italy, with only one horn in the center of its head. You know that that means, don’t you? He’s a unicorn!

Apparently, the little guy’s twin brother is not a unicorn bearing the double horns common to Roe deer. Calling this a first, one researcher said that these anomalies among deer “may have perpetuated the myth of the unicorn” (full story).

Myth? Whatever. Little girls and I know that unicorns are absolutely real…and now we have photographic proof. While most unicorns are portrayed as horse-like creatures, apparently they can look like deer as well. Unicorns are incredibly hard to photograph, so who knows how many species actually exist?

Here’s another bogus quote from the article, “Single-horned deer are rare but not unheard of — but even more unusual is the central positioning of the horn, experts said. ‘Generally, the horn is on one side (of the head) rather than being at the center. This looks like a complex case,’ said Fulvio Fraticelli, scientific director of Rome’s zoo.” There’s nothing complex about it–he’s obviously a unicorn. These empirical scientific types have no imagination.

Being a mammal, the narwhal could be a nautical unicorn.

Then to make believing in unicorns should even sillier the “news” article concludes with this, “Other mammals are believed to contribute to the myth of the unicorn, including the narwhal, a whale with a long, spiraling tusk.” There are many troubling insinuations in this statement.

First of all, they’re using the m-word again (“myth’).

Second, a narwhal? Is that they best they can do? Well, ha, the narwhal could be a nautical unicorn, ever think of that, smart guys?

Third, isn’t a unicorn a creation with a long, spiraling horn or tusk? Perhaps we need to expand our definition of “unicorn” a little bit. But, of course, lacking imagination, some people can never see the obvious.

For an interesting read on unicorns, head over here.
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No Responses to “Unicorns are real…I KNEW IT!”

  1. Tracy June 11, 2008 at 9:56 PM #

    what the..? unicorns are ‘sposed to be WHITE?

  2. Tracy June 11, 2008 at 9:56 PM #

    what the..? unicorns are ‘sposed to be WHITE?

  3. Amy June 12, 2008 at 10:58 AM #

    It’s not my fault that global warming has caused genetic mutations within the unicorn population.

    Besides, if people can’t even identify unicorns correct, how do we know they’re always white?

  4. Amy June 12, 2008 at 10:58 AM #

    It’s not my fault that global warming has caused genetic mutations within the unicorn population.

    Besides, if people can’t even identify unicorns correct, how do we know they’re always white?

  5. valire June 25, 2008 at 7:53 PM #

    those are so cool i wish i could see one lol

  6. valire June 25, 2008 at 7:53 PM #

    those are so cool i wish i could see one lol

  7. Chrissy July 26, 2008 at 4:11 PM #

    Ok, yea i believe in unicorns, but seriously, no one with a brain would think those photos are real. The first photo is just a deer with a glued stick on his head (you could of atleast put the stick on the forehead, where its suppose to be). The second photo is a moldy rock with a piece of metal sticking out. Obviously the “scientist” who wrote it just made it look like a unicorn to get fame and fortune for supposebly proving the existence of unicorns. The same trick that Colonel Robert Wilson played on everyone a long time ago. He made everyone believe that the lock ness monster is real, many years later he admitted it was just a big hoax. Don’t be fooled by these pictures—they’re fakes. No doubt about it.

  8. Chrissy July 26, 2008 at 4:11 PM #

    Ok, yea i believe in unicorns, but seriously, no one with a brain would think those photos are real. The first photo is just a deer with a glued stick on his head (you could of atleast put the stick on the forehead, where its suppose to be). The second photo is a moldy rock with a piece of metal sticking out. Obviously the “scientist” who wrote it just made it look like a unicorn to get fame and fortune for supposebly proving the existence of unicorns. The same trick that Colonel Robert Wilson played on everyone a long time ago. He made everyone believe that the lock ness monster is real, many years later he admitted it was just a big hoax. Don’t be fooled by these pictures—they’re fakes. No doubt about it.

  9. Amy July 26, 2008 at 7:37 PM #

    Actually…narwhals are real…here’s a link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Narwhal

  10. Amy July 26, 2008 at 7:37 PM #

    Actually…narwhals are real…here’s a link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Narwhal

  11. Satellite August 5, 2008 at 2:38 PM #

    So in a related article about this unicorn deer, it mentions that the unicorn’s mother was injured at one point. http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2008/jun/11/italy1

    I wonder if that has anything to do with the horn? My father hunted and he once got a buck who had a normal antler on one side and a deformed antler on the other side. Under further investigation my father found that the deer had been injured on that side of his body — it by a car or something — the prior season. The injury caused the antler on that side to grow in deformed. Curious! I love deer and I love unicorns so this is the best news ever.

  12. Satellite August 5, 2008 at 2:38 PM #

    So in a related article about this unicorn deer, it mentions that the unicorn’s mother was injured at one point. http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2008/jun/11/italy1

    I wonder if that has anything to do with the horn? My father hunted and he once got a buck who had a normal antler on one side and a deformed antler on the other side. Under further investigation my father found that the deer had been injured on that side of his body — it by a car or something — the prior season. The injury caused the antler on that side to grow in deformed. Curious! I love deer and I love unicorns so this is the best news ever.

  13. ken! January 9, 2009 at 6:39 PM #

    I love unicorns! AND THEY LOOK SUPER CUTE IN ANY COLOR; DONT HATE APPRECIATE :DDD.

  14. ken! January 9, 2009 at 6:39 PM #

    I love unicorns! AND THEY LOOK SUPER CUTE IN ANY COLOR; DONT HATE APPRECIATE :DDD.

  15. celine January 28, 2009 at 9:31 PM #

    i’m into unicorns too! hehe!

  16. celine January 28, 2009 at 9:31 PM #

    i’m into unicorns too! hehe!

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