Game of Thrones has become one of the most-watched and highly anticipated shows on television. The show, which began as a book series, is watched and adored by millions. However, despite the fact that the show has spent a considerable amount of time in the spotlight and under the scrutiny of the public eye, there are still some things that many people don’t know. With that in mind, here we present our list of 15 things you probably didn’t know about Game of Thrones. Check out part one below, and stay tuned for part two, coming soon!
Number Fifteen: It Was Banned by the Turkish Military. In late 2014, the Turkish army banned numerous shows from military schools in an effort to protect citizens from, according to the army, “sexual exploitation, pornography, exhibitionism, abuse, harassment, and all negative behaviors.” Game of Thrones belonged to the list of shows that were banned.
Number Fourteen: Valyrian Steel Has a Real-Life Equivalent. And it’s called Damascus steel. Damascus steel was developed in India and the Middle East and is most well-known for its properties of being extremely strong and incredibly sharp. like Valyrian steel, Damascus steel also has a rippled surface.
Number Thirteen: The Night’s King Is in a Muse Music Video. The Night’s King is played by Richard Brake, who can also be seen in Muse’s music video for “Knights of Cydonia.” Brake plays a cowboy in the music video.
Number Twelve: The Life-Size Iron Throne Replica Is Still for Sale. HBO put a replica of the iron throne on sale for 30,000 pounds; however, nobody took them up on the offer.
Number Eleven: The Real Iron Throne is Really, Really Big. The iron throne on the show is big, but in the books, it’s supposed to be much bigger. According to George R.R. Martin, who wrote the book series, the real iron throne is supposed to be huge, ugly and asymmetrical. There are supposed to be thousands – not hundreds – of swords in the throne.
Number Ten: The Series Saved a Species. A rare species of pigs, to be exact! The show gets its special pigs from a farm that breeds Iron Age Pigs. The only real use for the pigs is to be featured in shows and movies filmed in the Medieval era.
Number Nine: Greyscale Is More Realistic Than You Might Think. On the show, Greyscale is a disease that can leave people with gray, scaly skin. However, the disease is quite similar to Fibrodysplasia, which causes tissue to be regrown as bone, effectively turning people into “stone.” Stay tuned for part two of our list of 15 things you didn’t know about Game of Thrones, coming soon!