Scientists Have Found Fossils That Prove Unicorns Existed – But They Were Actually Pretty Terrifying

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Millions of children all over the world have grown up with tales of unicorns, their young imaginations fed by the depictions of pretty creatures in movies like Legend and the Harry Potter series – not to mention the My Little Pony franchise. However, the real animals behind the unicorn myths are more likely to give kids nightmares than sweet dreams.

Stories about unicorns were around a long time before Hasbro churned out its first rainbow-colored plastic toy, of course. The fantastical creatures are actually associated with Greek myths; and yet to the ancient Greeks, they were not considered mythical, at all, but rather real live animals from India.

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