North Korea claims discovery of 'unicorn lair' (Video)
The quite unbelievable claim of the discovery of the unicorn lair belonging to King Tongmyong, founder of the ancient Korean kingdom Koguryo was made by the History Institute of the DPRK Academy of Social Sciences.
The lair was apparently found 220 yards fro a temple in the capital, Pyongyang.
"A rectangular rock carved with words "Unicorn Lair" stands in front of the lair. The carved words are believed to date back to the period of Koryo Kingdom (918-1392)," the report said.
"The temple served as a relief palace for King Tongmyong, in which there is the lair of his unicorn."
The report was also used to make a more serious point about the North's claims of dominence over the South.
"The discovery of the unicorn lair, associated with legend about King Tongmyong, proves that Pyongyang was a capital city of Ancient Korea as well as Koguryo Kingdom," it said.
The story could, of course, be a spoof in retaliation for The Onion story that Kim Jong-un was the sexiest man alive, which tricked China's Communist party newspaper, The People's Daily.
However, the state has regularly made several supposedly serious outlandish claims.
Most amusingly, Mr Kim's father and previous leader Kim Jong-il first picked up a golf club in 1994, at North Korea's only golf course, and shot a 38-under par round that included no fewer than 11 holes in one.
Satisfied with his performance, he reportedly immediately declared his retirement from the sport.