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Raph's Girl
03-28-2016, 02:29 PM
Yep! That's right folks!! Unicorns were very real! I say were because they apparantly went extinct some 29,000 years ago. They were more related to Rhino's than horses tho. But still...Unicorns!

Doing a bit of research it seems fossils were first discovered in 1808. But only now have they found a right nice preserved skull that shows when they went extinct (thru carbon dating and such).

This drawing of one is from 1920:

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/b/b6/Elasmotherium1.jpg

http://www.sciencealert.com/a-fossilised-skull-has-revealed-when-the-last-siberian-unicorn-lived-on-earth

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elasmotherium

Powder
03-28-2016, 08:30 PM
Didn't know about these creatures, that's pretty rad.

Netkeeper
03-29-2016, 08:01 AM
Whoa, I love this. Adds to list of favourite animals

Candy Kappa
03-29-2016, 08:14 AM
The Gian Rhino is a very fascinating creature, and it's so interesting to see what animals might have inspired certain mythological creatures.

ProactiveMan
03-29-2016, 09:05 AM
That is interesting. I heard someplace that the concept of a cyclops may have originated from elephant skulls. Their nasal cavity is so large, that it could be mistaken for a large eye socket, right in the center of the skull.