29,000-year-old unicorn scull discovered

Unicorns are real! Or, more accurately, they were real...29,000 years ago. No, this isn't an April Fools' Day prank. The skull of the now-extinct wonder has been discovered in the Pavlodar region of Kazakhstan.

According to Science Alert: "The real unicorn, Elasmotherium sibiricum, was shaggy and huge and looked just like a modern rhino, only it carried the most almighty horn on its forehead.

According to early descriptions, the Siberian unicorn stood at roughly 2 metres tall, was 4.5 metres long, and weighed about 4 tonnes. That’s closer to woolly mammoth-sized than horse-sized. Despite its very impressive stature, the unicorn probably was a grazer that ate mostly grass. So, if you want a correct image in your head, think of a fuzzy rhinoceros with one long, slender horn protruding from its face instead of a short, stubby one like today’s rhinos." 

To learn more, read "A fossilised skull has revealed when the last 'Siberian unicorn' lived on Earth" from Science Alert.