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A unfeasibly rare two-horned "unicorn" has been sighted for the first time in ten years in the remote mountain forests of the Far East. Unfortunately the creature was captured by local villagers and died before international unicorn boffins could reach the scene. The rare saola (or 'unicorn') of the Annamite mountains. Credit: …

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Uni?

Surely this is a Duocorn, as it has two horns. I mean, who decided it was a Unicorn? It's just a rare deer! It's not even a damned horse!

Do I really have to send you a copy of the Monster Manual?

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Happy

I'm calling it

I'm calling it a Bicorn!

If it were to have three horns, it would be a demolished shopping centre in Portsmouth!

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Jobs Horns

"who decided it was a Unicorn?"

<- Uh... He did.

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Twonicorn?

Sounds better than it looks on paper :/

Mines the one with the funny nose and mustache glasses...

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Wow!

Not only a unicorn, but a unicorn with two horns! Whatever next? What other semi-mythical creatures are out there... a centaur with the torso and head of a horse? Cerberus with one head? A wingless griffin with the head of a lion?

The world is truly a magical place.

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That's nothing.

Only this morning in the courtyard I saw a horse with two heads and two bodies.

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Joke

Answer the important question!

What did it taste like?

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taste

taste like dodo

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It tasted

like this:

http://www.thinkgeek.com/stuff/41/unicorn-meat.shtml

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Tastes like Bicorn

(bacon)

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Happy

not just bacon

bacon sarnie

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foolish

"Now it appears that a single adult male saola has once again wandered into contact with humanity"

and Died! Humanity 0

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Pfff!

Humanity: 1

Communist Terrorist Unicorn: 0

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Anonymous Coward

It was a Qilin

and now his village will now prosper because he had capture one.

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Anonymous Coward

so what was he doing in the sacred woods anyway?

see title

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The title is required, and must contain letters and/or digits.

Looking for sacred cows, obviously.

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WTF?

eh?

Isn't this The Register?

WTF 'cos... WTF???

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2-horned unicorn?

Presumably it's also a four legged biped.

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A rare beast indeed !

Well I for one enjoyed the Barnum and Bailey style description. Not just a very rare unicorn but the even rarer two horned variant.

As Barnum said "the public appears disposed to be amused even when they are conscious of being deceived."

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Unhappy

Unfortunately the locals don't respect flora and fauna

Most of the recent revelations of new/rare species are being made by foreign scientists and biologists in Southeast Asia. The local population are more pragmatic - is it good for eating or on the end of a chain for tourists to gawk at?

VietNam's wilder jungles have revealed rare monkey species, heretofore unknown frogs, snakes and plants. There are German research groups permanently based in Ha Long Bay.

Laos, being about 30 years behind VietNam in development , also suffers from near war-like conditions between the Laos military and the indigenous H'Mong tribes, many of whom have been forced to live a nomadic life in the forests. See: < http://c.photoshelter.com/img-get/I0000qrUDnpQSM2Q/s >, < http://www.spkhousing.com/Images/HmongResistanceCamp.jpg >. There some pictures of extreme violence but most people have trouble viewing them.

Hopefully the next time a rare saola is seen the Laotians will get the experts involved first, which risks military antagonism..

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If we're happy to be one horn off

Next time report that they captured a triceratops.

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WTF?

"Dragon"

So putting the word Unicorn in quotes means it can be used in any context?

For example Look at this "Dragon"... http://blogs.westword.com/demver/kitten.JPG

What a load of asscorn

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Coat

Now that's...

... "scary"!

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Greetings sir

The laos saola are extincting. Please send monies for non-extincting to ladsfromlaos@419. scam

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laos

≠ Lagos

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Re: laos

Why the FAIL?

I think *everyone* knows that Laos <> Lagos, except 419ers who rather famously canot speel to sarve thier forken leaves.

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Reminds me of the animal

Ashitaka, in Princes Mononoke, rides around on.

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watch out for the iron miners

the Elk does look similar, but redder.

Good spotting :)

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Unhappy

Yakul

And red deer taste like chicken.

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Reminds me...

... of a few years back when a friend gleefully (and in complete innocence) pointed out a "three-wheeled quad bike".

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Reminds *me*...

... of the time when I was sitting in a SUSE Linux presentation and the presenter changed his settings so that one could alt-tab (or whatever -- solder wires together perhaps?) using an "8-sided cube".

(Amazing what these Lunix people will do to promote their product. Even their cube is better than the Windows one).

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Good to see the human domination project coming along.

If it ain't human, kill it.

For that matter, if IS human, kill it anyway just in case.

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Happy

hmm....

What dit it taste like?

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Maybe it strangled?

Looking at the picture, it's got cord around it's neck. Maybe the people who found it haven't got the message about death by strangulation...

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if it's got four legs and isn't a chair

google title if necessary

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I want to see

The feasibility study on the rarity of this animal.

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Died before .......

Hmm, wonder how it tasted off the spit then?

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