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Wednesday, July 29, 2009

GLEN VAUDREY: Unicorns everywhere

Having read Friswell’s Freaky Features the other week regarding the bull with the single horn I was reminded of a few other single horned faux unicorns.

The one you might have seen before is one of the unicorns produced by Oberon Zell-Ravenheart. Following on from the work of Dr Franklin Dove in the 1930s he further refined the work and churned out his own version of the unicorn; this time the basis of the conversion was a goat. Like the bull some 50 years previously the animal had a natural advantage in the head-butting contests, after all and its one horn had the benefit of slipping neatly between the opponents two natural horns.

The things you can do when you have time on your hands.

1 comment:

C-E C said...

Reminds me of a WONDERFUL film I first saw at 4 and again saw just a few months ago for the first time in twenty years: A KID FOR TWO FARTHINGS, about a little boy who finds a one-horned goat and thinks it's a unicorn. HIGHLY RECCOMMEND it