It’s not every day you discover a piece of trivia that startles you so thoroughly you make a strange barking like a Pier 39 sea lion to catch your breath.
But, lucky me, I have experienced such an event. The news that caused my mirth?
The national animal of Scotland is a unicorn.
I don’t know about you but my picture of Scotland as a country has been highly influenced by Mel Gibson in blue war paint and Diana Gabaldon in the Outlander book series. These are both solid bits of media that portray the Scottish people as tough, possibly smelly, and rather austere.
When I think of a unicorn I have visions of Despicable Me and want to squeal, “It’s so pink and fluffy I COULD DIE!!!!!”
I couldn’t help but share this sweet portrayal of sugar and spice and everything nice a unicorn is made of:
Scottish warriors and unicorns are so opposite on another it’s hard to even imagine a kilt-wearing, horn sporting equine.
… or is it?
When this conversation appeared in my Facebook feed regarding the unicorn/Scottish national animal discord I cracked up:
“No one ever believes me when I tell them this: unicorns are manly. Also, I learned that Viking wore pink.
That means that four-year-old girls are pretty masculine.
Just think about it: their rooms are covered with pink and unicorns. It’s a total mancave. Also, if you think about it, rainbows are pretty full of testosterone and what not. I mean, God made them after wiping out almost an entire humanity’s worth of bad guys…”
Now… isn’t your world just a bit brighter?!