December 23, 1985 12:00 PM

…The animal that Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus was billing as a “unicorn”—complete with midforehead horn—was shown by a U.S. Agriculture Department check to be a standard goat with its two horns surgically combined into one. “I’m glad we got a clean bill of health from the Agriculture Department,” a circus spokeswoman said. “As far as we’re concerned, it’s a unicorn. A unicorn is an animal with one horn.” Unless, of course, it’s a Doc Severinsen.

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