Charlie the Unicorn is back, and this time he's battling singing millipedes on the moon

Every couple of years, Filmcow's occasional web series Charlie the Unicorn pops up on YouTube, regaling us with another bizarre adventure of Charlie, a grumpy unicorn, and his bubbly, homicidal unicorn pals. In the latest installment, Charlie is convinced to go to the moon, where he encounters a singing… »12/29/12 10:30am12/29/12 10:30am

Storybook characters burst from their pages in these incredible paper sculptures

Jodi Harvey-Brown has a somewhat different take on the notion of pop-up books. She uses novels, biographies, and books of short stories as both the inspiration and materials for her open book paper sculptures, reworking the pages to illustrate characters, ships, and scenes from the tales. The end results are lovely,… »12/09/12 2:00pm12/09/12 2:00pm

No, the North Korean government did not claim it found evidence of unicorns

Yesterday, we wrote about a story that's been making the rounds across the blogosphere: that North Korea discovered the lair of a Kirin (or Qilin), a mythical creature often associated with the Western unicorn. However, while North Korea's claim is about a place called Kiringul, which translates to "Kirin's Grotto,"… »12/01/12 4:00pm12/01/12 4:00pm

In news that is indisputably, 100% true, North Korea found a "unicorn lair"

People give North Korea a hard time, mostly because its ruler is a lunatic whose people live in poverty while enduring countless human rights violations. But has anyone ever stopped and considered that maybe that's how a divine creator might want things to be? Because otherwise, why would he/she/it put the world's… »11/30/12 9:30pm11/30/12 9:30pm

Mythological beasts, drawn in the style of old biology textbooks

Biology textbooks from the 1800s could be rather outlandish and gruesome, even when describing harmless animals. But artist/biology PhD student Simone Des Roches has taken things one step further and created a naturalist's profile for mythological critters like dragons and unicorns, complete with requisite zoological… »8/08/12 11:50am8/08/12 11:50am