guardian.co.uk, Wednesday 5 December 2012 14.39 GMT
Mystery surrounds what really goes on within the borders of North Korea, from the number of political prisoners held in brutal labour camps, to whether Kim Jong-un has really tied the knot.
It was nonetheless surprising to read last week that archaeologists in the secretive totalitarian state had claimed to have found a unicorn's lair.
There is only one problem with the story: it isn't exactly true.
It appears a combination of mistranslation and journalistic wishful thinking may be to blame for the fantastical claim, which was made in an English language report from the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA).