Ride this unicorn like a mechanical bull

Ladies and germs, allow me introduce you to the world's first mechanical unicorn!

Jumpverhuur, a Dutch inflatable party rental company, introduced this "rodeo unicorn" to their roster last summer. It's available to rent for ~575 euros/day (in the Netherlands only, it appears). That will get you three hours of riding bareback on the rainbow-horned creature, along with a professional "escort" (no, not that kind) to make sure all the riders are safe.

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Unicorn candle holder cries colorful waxy tears when lit

This nifty crying unicorn candle comes with three colorful wax rainbow horns. Light the horn, and tears of joy start to flow from the unicorn's eyes: Read the rest

Phoebe and her unicorn are back in Razzle Dazzle Unicorn!

Since 2015, our family has been in love with Dana Simpson's Phoebe and Her Unicorn books, a kind of modern take on Calvin and Hobbes, only Calvin is an awesome little girl, Hobbes is a unicorn, and the parental figures can see and interact with the unicorn, but are not freaked out because she generates a SHIELD OF BORINGNESS. Now, the insanely prolific Simpson has released the fourth collection in the series: Razzle Dazzle Unicorn: Another Phoebe and Her Unicorn Adventure.

Burrito, unicorn and middle finger emojis are coming to your iPhone

Developers get a closer look at the emoji riches of iOS 9.1.

How to: Make a unicorn

At Popperfont, the great David Ng discusses the biological and/or evolutionary steps necessary to produce a theoretical real-life unicorn. I find it delightfully ironic that his first possible route involves something that, if I were to show you pictures of it*, you would probably request a unicorn chaser.

Basically, some kinds of tumors can produce little horn-like protrusions from the surface of the skin. (Sometimes these tumors are malignant, sometimes not.) If the tumor formed right in the middle of a horse's forehead ... et voila! You've got a unicorn.

This is not as unlikely as it sounds, by the way. The Mutter Museum has a wax model of the head of a French woman, Madame Dimanche, who had one of these tumor horns removed from the middle of her forehead when she was 82 years old. This happened sometime around the beginning of the 19th century. At the time of removal, the horn was 9.8 inches long.

And, yes, this would be roughly the same way that you get a jackalope.

Read David Ng's full discussion of several possible ways to produce a real-life unicorn

*Needless to say, all links shall be followed at the viewer's own risk. I am not responsible for lost appetites.

Image: Unicorn, a Creative Commons Attribution (2.0) image from robboudon's photostream

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