|Remember the coelacanth*? What does "science" know generalizing from so few samples?|
|Unicorns were real, royal Central Asian pony (Domenico Zampieri, c. 1602, Palazo Farnese)|
|The Middle Country and Shakya Land (VICE)|
- Who were the Scythians (the Saka, the Shakyans)? The Buddha was a Scythian/Saka/Shakya, known as the "Sage of the Shakya Clan" (Shakyamuni). The Saka (Old Persian Sakā, Sanskrit Śaka, Greek Σάκαι, Latin Sacae) was the term used in Persian and Sanskrit sources for the Scythians, a large group of Eastern Iranian (Aryan) nomadic tribes on the Eurasian Steppe.
Host Thomas Morton (VICE) investigates. In rural Kyrgyzstan men still marry their women the old-fashioned way -- by abducting them off the street and forcing them to be their wives. Bride-napping is supposedly an ancient custom that has made a major comeback since the fall of communism, when Kyrgyzstan was part of the Russian Empire (USSR). It now accounts for nearly half of all marriages in some parts. VICE traveled to the Kyrgyz countryside to follow and aid and abet a young groom named Kubanti as he surprised his teenage girlfriend Nazgul with the gift of marriage by kidnapping.
(Wired) This creature was thought to be extinct until a live one was caught in 1938 and another was found in a market in 1997. Coelacanths were known only from fossils until a live Latimeria chalumnae was discovered off the coast of South Africa in 1938. Until then, they were presumed to have gone extinct more than 65 million years ago, in the late Cretaceous period. A second living species of coelacanth, Latimeria menadoensis, was discovered in an Indonesian market in 1997, and a live specimen was caught one year later. More
Tyler MacDonald (hngn.com, March 28, 2016)
|"Siberian unicorn" likely went extinct around 29,000 years ago, surviving 321,000 years longer than previously thought, a new scientific study by Tomsk Univ. determined (Getty).|
Although the "Siberian unicorn," also known as the Elasmotherium sibiricum, was thought to have died out around 350,000 years ago, a new study by researchers from Tomsk State University (TSU) reveals that this "unicorn" instead went extinct 29,000 years ago in Kazakhstan.
|Mammoth rhinos (visitcryptoville.com)|
|Hybrid-unicorn have been brought back.|