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Posted: Thursday, May 8, 2014 12:00:00 AM
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Elasmotherium: Unicorns of Old

The mythical unicorn may have been inspired in part by real-life creatures—members of the extinct genus Elasmotherium, comprising single-horned, giant rhinoceroses that roamed what is now Siberia and southern Russia during the Pleistocene ice age, which began 1.8 million years ago. Having some of the attributes of horses, they were herbivorous like most other rhinoceroses and had molar teeth that never stopped growing. How long were their supposedly enormous horns? More...
Posted: Thursday, May 8, 2014 2:30:25 AM

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Curiously, some ''religious'' people assert that our world is only 4 or 6 thousand years old.
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Posted: Thursday, May 8, 2014 4:27:32 AM

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The more we imagine the image of an old earth, the more older it will be...whatever image we create, it will come into existence...we imagined of unicorn, now it appeared before us in a new form, of course without wings, but, almost similar kind....we imagine of angels and demons...someday, their existence will also be scientifically depends on the strength of images of mankind...because, this is only the thinking center exist on earth...thank you
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I'm waiting for them to prove that dragons existed!
Posted: Thursday, May 8, 2014 3:03:18 PM

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The mythical creature

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It was traditionally believed that a virgin who was naked sitting beneath a tree could only catch the delicate unicorn. The unicorn, who craves purity, would be irresistably drawn to the girl and lie down with his head in her lap. While it slept, the hunter could capture it. If, however, the girl was merely pretending to be a virgin, the unicorn would tear her apart.

Throughout the stories of the unicorn, its horn, the alicorn, is said to have great medicinal powers. In Ctesias’ writings, the dust filed from the horn was supposed to protect against deadly diseases if mixed into a potion. Or, if you drank from the horn, you would be protected against any poison.

Often, a narwhale tusk was sold as an alicorn, and it was often ground up and used for its magical properties.

I Like Unicorns!!
Posted: Thursday, May 8, 2014 3:33:35 PM

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Just narwhals with a bit of airbrushing for the pictures - they never meant you to fall for the whole 'legs' joke. I mean, who believes in legs!Whistle

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