“Bet You Didn’t Know” is all about exploring the occasions we celebrate and why we observe them, along with uncovering fun facts that will leave you surprised!

As humans, we are always on the lookout for a little magic. Taking a foray into the realm of magic is both fascinating and exhilarating, whether it’s fanciful daydreams or a deep dive into a mythical world of outlandish creatures.

From popular fantasy series that capture our imaginations to the possibility of legends of lore walking among us, keeping a little enchantment alive lets us escape the mundane.

And while there may be some friendly debate over which magical creature best represents this world of wonder, it’s hard to argue against the unicorn. These unmistakable horse-like beings feature a single spiraling horn on their foreheads, making them impossible to overlook.

Here are 10 fascinating facts about unicorns:

1. Unicorns are earthbound

That’s right — despite possessing beauty and power that seemingly defy the laws of our universe, unicorns call our humble Earth “home.” While we’re happy to share our space with such majestic creatures, they do set a pretty unrealistic standard for us earthlings.

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2. Unicorns are small but mighty

While a unicorn may be large in stature next to a common human, among beasts, it’s quite diminutive. You should never underestimate these horned horses, though, because they are powerful enough to bring down an elephant. (We think they’d probably just get along and be friends….)

3. They are solar-powered

If you happen to stumble upon a unicorn in the forest, you won’t see it munching grass. That’s way too mundane. They actually use their horns to absorb the sun’s light and convert it into energy.

4. Those iconic horns have a name.

They are called “alicorns” and are said to contain magical healing powers.

5. You’ll have to hike if you want to find a unicorn

They are rumored to live deep within forests (preferably enchanted ones), so you’re unlikely to ever see one. Of course, you should still stay vigilant the next time you take a stroll through the woods.

6. Unicorns stick together

Typically, unicorns live in groups of four to five, making them communal creatures. While we’ve never had the honor to enter the inner unicorn circle, we’re sure the conversation is top-notch.

7. They’ve been around a long time

In the Middle Ages, unicorns didn’t necessarily symbolize fantasy: While still magical, they represented grace in the age of castles and knights.

8. Like normal horses, unicorns come in a variety of colors, each as vibrant and beautiful as the next.

9. Unicorns tend to have blue or purple eyes

Other eye colors — like coat colors — are possible, but when it comes to the percentages, these two are most dominant.

10. They are magical beyond belief

Speaking of color, if you manage to lay hands on a white unicorn, you’ll receive a special gift — eternal happiness.

Whether you’re on a quest to find a unicorn, just hoping you stumble upon one by accident, or are simply happy to see them in your imagination and on the big screen, there’s no denying that these mythical creatures are inspiring. 

Looking for whimsical unicorn-related gifts? There’s no need to go beyond the rainbow or traipse through an endless enchanted forest — from bouquets bursting with colors to unicorn-themed treats, we have unicorn gifts for every occasion.

It’s time to let your imagination run wild. From enchanted fairy gardens & unicorn blooms to sweet & sparkly mermaid surprises, our mythical gifts are the most fun under the sun… and sea!


Beginning her writing career as a print journalist, Hanna Marcus worked as a beat reporter and general assignment reporter in newsrooms throughout Florida including The Tampa Bay Times, The Orlando Sentinel, The Naples Daily News, and The Gainesville Sun. Now a full-time freelance writer, she writes for clients such as Hot Topic, New Balance, BoxLunch, and others.

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