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University of Michigan still offers a unicorn hunting license saying that the pursuit is a lonely one. They advise those hunting unicorns to bring a flask of cognac and a pair of pinking shears.

One of the most enchanting mythical creatures of all time is undoubtedly the unicorn.  A fan favorite, the unicorn resembles a horse with a single horn on its forehead.  It has appeared in artwork as far back as Mesopotamian times and is a key figure in many Indian and Chinese myth.  The unicorn was given credence because it was documented by Greek historian, Ctesias around 400 BC.  Experts today believe that what he saw was actually the Indian Rhinoceros but that didn’t stop an entire world from believing in these fleet footed creatures or being entranced by their beauty and mystery.

While the debate rages on whether or not the unicorn did or does exist, it was further heated by fossils discovered in Siberia in 2016 of a “Siberian Unicorn”.  Theories abound and the sides are split between it looking like a prehistoric rhino or an ancestor of the horse.  No matter what side of the unicorn belief scale you fall on, take a look at these wild facts that will shock you!

Do you have a favorite myth, movie, tv show or other portrayal of a unicorn?
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