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Just to let you all know, there’ll be a few spoilers coming up in this video. So if
you know nothin’ about the events of the series, be warned. It's also pretty graphic
because, well, it's Game of Thrones. Other than that… enjoy!
Top 10 Facts About Game of Thrones
NUMBER 10: NAME OF THRONES
Since the show started in 2011, at least 146 American baby girls have been named ‘Khaleesi’,
after Game of Thrones’ Daenerys Targaryen.
‘Arya’ [Are-ya] was also the fastest-growing baby name in 2012, rising in rank from 711th
to 413th. Other names that have been inspired by the show include Sansa, Theon, Tyrion,
and Sandor.
And this trend has even spilled over into the animal world. In 2013 marine biologists
discovered a new species of sea slug off the coast of Brazil. The slug had a pale, white,
twisted body, reminiscent of Daenerys’ blonde braids. It was therefore given the name Tritonia
Khaleesi.
Sources: Independent, The Guardian, GMA Network, Featured Creature.
NUMBER 9: SEXPOSITION
The explicit sexual content in Game of Thrones is a staple part of the show, so much so that
it warranted the invention of a new dramatic technique: ‘sexposition’.
Critic Myles McNutt coined the term in 2011 to describe the numerous scenes in the show,
in which major plot points are exposed by characters talking during sex.
Furthermore, many of the Game of Thrones actors have a history in the adult film industry,
particularly the extras who play prostitutes. Most notable is Sibel Kekilli [Sea-bell Key-key-lee],
who played Tyrion’s mistress, Shae.
Sources: Vulture, The Guardian, New York Post.
NUMBER 8: CREATING WESTEROS
The production of Game of Thrones spans numerous countries. Filming locations range from Croatia
and Morocco to Iceland and Northern Ireland.
Many of the places featured in the show have become popular tourist destinations, and it’s
estimated that filming in Northern Ireland has brought more than $100 million to their
economy.
The ancient Moroccan city of Ouarzazate [Where-zer-zert-ah] is also said to have seen a 100% increase
in visitors thanks to the show.
Sources: Discover Northern Ireland, Sky Scanner, Rough Guides, IMDB.
NUMBER 7: DIRE WOLVES ARE REAL
Dire Wolves, the trusty pets of the Stark children, are actually based on an ancient
species of real-life wolf.
Canis Dirus [Can-iss Dear-uss], which lived approximately 15,000 years ago, is thought
to have been 25% larger than the modern grey wolf.
Game of Thrones used Northern Inuit Dogs to recreate the beasts, digitally enlarging them
in post-production. Sophie Turner, who plays Sansa Stark, adopted her dog Zunni from the
show.
The American Alsatian Breeders’ Association is currently conducting The Dire Wolf project,
breeding large, wolf-like Alsatians that look like the canines in the show and can be bought
for $3,000 each.
Sources: Prehistoric Wildlife, Natural Worlds, New York Daily News.
NUMBER 6: YOU WIN OR YOU DIE
Game of Thrones is famous for its brutality. There are an average of 4.5 murders per episode
and, in the first four seasons of the show, 133 named characters were killed off.
The deadliest episode is ‘Blackwater’, which saw thousands of casualties on both
sides of the battle between the Lannister army and Stannis Baratheon’s naval fleet.
However, the most notoriously brutal scene came in ‘The Rains of Castamere’, a.k.a.
the Red Wedding, in which 7 named characters were shockingly killed off.
Creator George R. R. Martin had hoped to be an extra in the episode. He wanted to appear
as a casualty but, unfortunately, his busy schedule prevented him from doing so.
Sources: Omnivoracious, Telegraph, Screen Rant.
NUMBER 5: MOST PIRATED SHOW
In 2015 BitTorrent announced that Game of Thrones was their most downloaded show for
four years running. At 14.4 million times, it was pirated more than The Walking Dead
and The Big Bang Theory combined.
HBO chief Richard Plepler didn’t seem too disheartened by this announcement, though,
asserting that pirating is ‘a terrific marketing vehicle for the next generation of viewers’,
as it exposes the show to more people.
And Game of Thrones still performs well on legal channels, with its fifth-season finale
drawing an audience of 8.11 million viewers.
Sources: Techcrunch, Torrent Freak, Variety.
NUMBER 4: LESSONS FROM HISTORY
George R. R. Martin took inspiration for numerous plot points from history.
The ongoing story arc of the War of Five Kings is based on the 15th Century War of the Roses,
when different royal houses competed for the English throne.
The author has also specified historical events that influenced his writing of the infamous
Red Wedding scene. For example, the Black Dinner of 1440, which saw the Scottish Earl
of Douglas and his young brother lured to a feast where they were brutally murdered.
Sources: BBC, robertsewell.ca, History GOT.
NUMBER 3: MASTERS OF COIN
Game of Thrones is currently one of the most expensive shows on TV, costing an average
of $6 million to make each episode, or $60 million per series.
In comparison, The Walking Dead costs approximately $2.75 million per episode.
The most expensive episode of Game of Thrones was the season 2 episode ‘Blackwater’,
which cost a whopping $8 million.
The budget was so great because the episode required more than 250 fight-trained extras,
a full-size battleship, and ambitious visual effects.
Sources: IB Times, Bustle, Business Insider.
NUMBER 2: THE DOTHRAKI LANGUAGE
The language used by the Dothraki Warriors has actually been created.
Working from the 30 Dothraki words used in George R. R. Martin’s books, linguist David
Peterson invented a language of 3,163 words especially for the TV show.
Although only a small fraction of those words have ever been used in the show, producers
thought the language would appear more realistic if it was thoroughly fleshed out.
Peterson’s dictionary of Dothraki included pronunciations and rules for grammar and syntax.
Sources: Living Language, Telegraph, Living Language Dothraki.
NUMBER 1: HUGE STARS
Among the big stars who have joined the Game of Thrones cast is Neil Fingleton, the tallest
man in Britain. At 233cm, or 7 foot 7 inches tall, Fingleton was ideal to play a giant
at the head of the wildling army.
Similarly, the role of Gregor ‘The Mountain’ Clegane was played by Hafthór Júlíus Björnsson
[Haff-thor You-lee-us Bee-yorn-sun], who is 2 meters tall, weighs 190kg, and is a top
competitor in the World’s Strongest Man contest.
Researchers from Time Magazine estimated that it is possible that - like The Mountain - Björnsson
would be able to exert the 235kg of pressure necessary to crush a human skull with his
bare hands.
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