A Brilliantly WTF Cartoon About Evil Teddy Bears Who Slaughter Unicorns

Sangre de Unicornio (Unicorn Blood) is an awesomely demented cartoon about a pair of teddy bear brothers who hunt unicorns for their blueberry-flavored blood. And the bizarre tale of brotherly love and betrayal is set to a perfect sludge metal soundtrack. » 12/02/14 8:00am 12/02/14 8:00am

The (Un-)Natural History of Man-Made Unicorns

Unicorns are mythical, except when they're real. During 1906, the 1930s and the 1980s, living unicorns - their signature single horns cultivated by humans, rather than by either magic or genetic anomalies - both walked the earth and hit the news. » 11/16/14 12:30pm 11/16/14 12:30pm

This Is As Close To A Real Unicorn As We're Going To Get

A hunter in Slovenia recently stumbled upon a creature sporting a single, unicorn-like antler at the top of its head. But could it really be the mythical creature of yore? » 11/13/14 10:20am 11/13/14 10:20am

Magical unicorn sculpture pees lemonade and shoots fire from its horn

For those occasions when an ordinary drink dispenser just won't do, summon a mighty carousel unicorn who provides both beverages and a show. When she isn't peeing lemonade from her nether parts, she's sneezing glitter and blasting fire from her horn. » 12/14/13 11:00am 12/14/13 11:00am

The bizarre history of our obsession with unicorns

Everyone's favorite sparkly Internet meme has a long and strangely scientific history – naturalists and scholars have been obsessing over unicorns for over 2000 years. What turned a scientific curiosity of the year 398 BCE into a virgin-loving Christian symbol? » 11/19/13 11:47am 11/19/13 11:47am

Meet Doctor Lollipop, the forest's foremost unicorn physician

Kick off your weekend with a visit to Doctor Lollipop, unicorn physician extraordinaire. When a raptor ends up with a talking animal tummy ache, it's up to Doctor Lollipop and a few friends to kick up a happy ending. » 9/14/13 8:00am 9/14/13 8:00am

How to Write a Sex Scene Between a Unicorn and a Rainbow

The first thing you need to know is this: I wrote "The Unicorn and the Rainbow" on a dare. Which, given that this is the one story in my new erotica collection that everyone remembers and everyone talks about, is a weird beginning. But it's a true story. » 6/25/13 11:43am 6/25/13 11:43am

The Loneliest Unicorn is the saddest, most beautiful thing we've seen…

Pixar artist and creator of Inappropriate Golden Books, Josh Cooley has created another fantastic piece of work. Behold, the cutest webcomic that will rip out your heart and show it to you, The Loneliest Unicorn. We've got a bunch of panels below: » 3/08/13 9:00am 3/08/13 9:00am

Gorgeous pop-up book lets you dissect a unicorn organ by magical organ

What does a unicorn look like on the inside? Heirloom, Alison Woodward's lovely pop-up "book" dissects a tiny dead unicorn and suggests that even in death, this creature has a capacity for unexpected beauty. » 1/05/13 11:00am 1/05/13 11:00am

Charlie the Unicorn is back, and this time he's battling singing…

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 7:30am 12/29/12 7:30am

Storybook characters burst from their pages in these incredible paper…

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 11:00am 12/09/12 11:00am

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

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 1:00pm 12/01/12 1:00pm

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

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 6:30pm 11/30/12 6:30pm

Who would win in a battle: Unicorns or Gray Goo?

Unicorns are incredibly potent magical creatures whose horns pack a lot of healing and transformative power. Meanwhile, gray goo is the nightmare scenario for nanotechnology, in which nanotech runs wild forever, turning all organic matter into more of itself. But if these two amazing phenomena collided, which one of… » 10/04/12 1:00pm 10/04/12 1:00pm

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 8:50am 8/08/12 8:50am

Batman and Darth Vader invade art history, in these absolutely deranged…

Painter Hillary White takes classic works of art and throws in familiar characters like Boba Fett, xenomorphs, and Skeletor. The ensuing pieces delight, induce fright, and resemble yard sale kitsch sold in the seventh circle of the underworld. » 4/16/12 7:00am 4/16/12 7:00am

Medievalists uncover "lost" recipe for roasted unicorn

As an April Fools' Day prank, the curators of the British Library's Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts Blog wrote up an entirely straight-faced account of a "spine-tingling" discovery — a cookbook that details the proper way to prepare unicorn. This history-changing find is tinged with staid hyperbole of the highest… » 4/03/12 6:55am 4/03/12 6:55am

Where to get a cheap unicorn in the Pacific

One of the big questions you've probably had recently is where you'll get a decently-priced unicorn. They're essential, but who can afford one? Ed Geronia, who took this shot in Manila's Mandaluyong City, tells io9 via email: » 3/16/11 7:30am 3/16/11 7:30am