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关于独角兽的5个事实

5 True Facts about Unicorns

这集由Rachael Ray Nutrish
This episode is sponsored by Rachael Ray
猫咪的自然食物资助
Nutrish, Natural Food for Cats.
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尽管我们真切希望 独角兽并非真正存在
Unicorns aren’t real, although we dearly wish they were.
这里是关于独角兽的五条事实
Here are five true facts about unicorns.
第一 西方文学中的独角兽
Number one– unicorns in Western literature
于公元前五世纪首次出现
first appeared in 5th century BCE.
一位希腊历史学家和政治学家克特西亚斯
A Greek historian/physician, Ctesias, wrote about a beast
描写了一种白色身体 紫色头 多色角的野兽
with a white body, purple head, and multicolored horn.
他的描述成为了所有独角兽传说的原型
His description served as the basis for the whole unicorn
这在中世纪和
legend, which was especially popular in the Middle
文艺复兴时期尤其流行
Ages and the Renaissance era.
第二 独角兽的角的粉末
Number two– powder from unicorn horns
被认为是一种药
was considered a medicine.
与其同等地位的是山羊的血 蟾蜍
It was in the same realm as goat’s blood, toads,
和木乃伊粉末
and powdered mummies.
它很稀有但很强劲而且可以
It was rare but powerful and could
治愈发热 瘟疫 中毒和
cure fever, plague, poisonings, and delusions
相信独角兽的妄想
of believing in unicorns.
它作为一种药剂的用途
Its usefulness as a medicinal agent
最终在18世纪证伪
was finally disproved in the 18th century.
第三 独角兽是苏格兰的国兽
Number three– unicorns are the national animal of Scotland.
你可以在国家的徽章上看见它
You can see them in the country’s coat of arms.
他们是无辜 纯洁 力量
They are a legendary symbol of innocence, purity, power,
和他自己的生命的传说象征
and life itself.
在苏格兰 1400多年时
During the 1400s in Scotland, there
有一种金币叫做独角兽
was even a gold coin called the Unicorn
值18苏格兰先令
that was worth 18 shilling scots.
第四 年代久远的独角兽之角
Number four– antique unicorn horns
实际只是独角鲸的牙齿
are actually just narwhal teeth.
独角鲸是北极的一种鲸类
The narwhal is an Arctic whale with one
有一两根长牙伸出它的头
or two long teeth sticking out of its head.
北方商人通过运输这些独角兽之角的牙齿
Northern traders were able to pass these teeth off
卖掉它们 以换得巨资
as unicorn horns and sell them for wild amounts of money.
女王伊丽莎白一世和其他皇室成员
Queen Elizabeth I and other royalty
将它们视作珍贵的财产
held them as prized possessions.
第五 独角兽终究可能成真
Number five– the unicorn may be real after all.
2008年 发现在意大利托斯卡纳区附近的一头鹿
In 2008, a deer was spotted near Tuscany, Italy,
有一根突出的尖角
with a single pointed horn coming out
在它头的中央
of the center of his head.
很明显 这是某种基因突变
Apparently, it’s some sort of genetic mutation.
但是某些人将这头鹿看作
But some people see the deer as proof
独角兽真实存在的证据
that unicorns do, in fact, exist,
而其他人将这头鹿看作鹿存在的证据
while other people see the deer as proof that deer exist.
你怎样看待独角兽呢
What’s your take on unicorns?
在下面的评论区让我们知道
Let us know in the comments down below.
而如果你对独角兽了解的不够
And if you just can’t get enough unicorns,
观看这集“Anyhoo”
watch this “Anyhoo” episode for more
了解更多神话动物
on these mythical creatures.
朝鲜被报道发现一处古代独角兽坟墓
North Korea reported they found an ancient unicorn grave,
证明了独角兽的存在
proving the existence of unicorns.
确保查看“A List”并订阅
Be sure to check out more “A List” and subscribe.
再次感谢Rachael Ray Nutrish
Thanks again to Rachael Ray Nutrish
赞助了此集
for sponsoring this episode.
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