We all know that “back in the day” people weren’t as educated, and so mistakes like “Hey, I thought unicorns exist” were common. If there are horses and rhinoceroses, why in the heck can’t there be a combination of the two? Well, those days are over! Except they’re not. Here are 8 animals some people still think are real.
By far the most innocent mistake on the list. Unicorns are close enough to real horses that by some freak accident one or two could (maybe?) potentially be real. As one of the top “go to” mythical creatures it’s appeared in Harry Potter, toilet commercials, and ice-cream commercials. With this kind of media presence unicorns make a convincing case for themselves. But they obviously don’t exist.
Here too, I blame the media. The media made Trump happen, and it also made a surprising amount of 21st century adults believe that dragons are real. Game of Thrones, Harry Potter, How to Train a Dragon, Eragon – heck, sometimes I wish dragons were real!
A bonnacon is a legendary creature that is essentially a bull with inward-curving horns and a horse-like mane. The case for these animals comes from ancient depictions of it in historical (medieval) bestiaries (books about beasts). The animal appears so often that many biology students mistakenly believe it to be real.