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back to article Unbelievably RARE, two-horned 'UNICORN' SPOTTED in woods

It looks like our most recently discovered mammalian cousin, the Saola, will be with us a while longer, after the World Wildlife Fund reported that one of the most endangered animals on the planet had been snapped by a camera trap in a remote Vietnamese conservation area. Saola mammal spotted in Vietnam The Saola spotted in …

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On top of its other problems, already mentioned...

The poor critter has a name that sounds a lot like "Say aloha".

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Re: On top of its other problems, already mentioned...

Sounds more like "Sawalha" to me. We should build a shrine for it.

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All references to unicorns are just for the hype

as the articles says:

"...creature has a PAIR of unusually long, straight and close horns – resembling unicorn's head spike"

The clue is in the UNIcorns name ie UNI as in ONE, like a unicycle.

Apart from the fact it has 2 horns instead of 1, which are curved while everyone knows they are straight, it has no helices on either of them. Not only that but they face the wrong way.

Just like a wooden block is almost like an orange if it had an infinite number of faces instead of six, if it was orange istead of brown and if it was actually edible to anything other than termites.

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Re: All references to unicorns are just for the hype

Well, in a real way, it's true.

A species considered extinct survived, making it considered unconsiderable.

As in, it exists, in spite of all considered realities. It SHOULD not exist.

Rather like a single woman at a swingers club, a unicorn. Something that rarely, at best, exists.

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Re: All references to unicorns are just for the hype

> Rather like a single woman at a swingers club, a unicorn.

By that logic, they could as well call this two-horned unicorn a yeti.

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Re: All references to unicorns are just for the hype

Apart from the fact it has 2 horns instead of 1, which are curved while everyone knows they are straight, it has no helices on either of them. Not only that but they face the wrong way.

Yay for the internet ... it never disappoints. Where else could you be lectured on the natural history of unicorns by a person who obviously has first-hand knowledge of the subject?

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Re: All references to unicorns are just for the hype

4 legs and horns on its head? Probably a more credible contender for "origin of the unicorn" than the narwhal, all things considered.

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There is a two horned unicorn in the zoology museum at Cambridge University. (currently closed for

18 months for refurbishing). They are straight, helical, and attached to the skull. Donated by a whaler many

decades ago.

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Re: All references to unicorns are just for the hype

Spoil sport.

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How long before....

We find that there is some crackpot Chinese Medical use for bits of this poor beast, like Rhino Horn and the like.

Bang goes any chance for its survival then.

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Re: How long before....

Yup, two horns in one go.

A rare species suddenly became rarer.

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Yeeee Haaaah

I wonder how much that Texan business-twunt will pay to kill this protected animal, all in the name of preservation of course.........

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Good news for the WWF

Give us money and save the Saola.

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They need to grow more gem trees. That's how I managed to entice a chewnicorn into my garden.

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Enquiring minds want to know...

What does it taste like?

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Re: Enquiring minds want to know...

Tastes like pheonix.

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Re: Enquiring minds want to know...

Gut feeling, it tastes basically like any other bovid.

To err is human. To moo, bovine.

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Re: Enquiring minds want to know...

Phoenix is fine to eat - but like some curries it's a bugger when it comes out the next day.

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"Then in 2010 villagers in the area villagers in the area captured a live Saola in the Laotian Xaychamphon District of Bolikhamxay province and videoed it. Sadly, before scientists could get to the remote location the animal ended up in a very tasty Bo Luc Lac dish died"

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Beer, lots of beer, shitloads of beer

And I might be persuaded it looks like a unicorn

But I doubt it - even if you are buying.

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If it's as "friendly" as cows round our way: QUICK! RUN FOR THE STILE!

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Not impressed

I don't think this is a unicorn. As others have astutely noted, it has two horns, not one, and said horns are oriented incorrectly. As well, it lacks rainbows shooting out its ass. It can't be a unicorn if it doesn't have rainbows shooting out its ass. Everybody knows that.

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Hmmm.

The most endangered species on the planet and yet no one can tell us what they taste like..

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