Top 20 Fascinating Facts about Game of Thrones (Part 1)

Game of Thrones is a show that started in 2011 and is based on George R. R. Martin‘s book series, which became a hugely popular sensation. Here is part one of our list of facts about the show.

Number Twenty: Game of Thrones is Banned in Turkey

In military schools, to be more exact. In autumn of 2014, a number of different TV shows were banned in schools belonging to the army in Turkey, in order to “protect young people” from the sex and violence on the series.

Number Nineteen: An Equivalent to Valyrian Steel Exists

Fans of the show will be familiar with this light weight and very strong substance used to make sword blades. It turns out that this is based on something real, and that the author gained inspiration for Valyrian steel from something called Damascus steel.

Number Eighteen: The Night’s King Starred in a Film with Joffrey

Richard Brake can be seen in Batman Begins, in which Jack Gleeson also appeared. Brake can also be seen in a music video by Muse, playing a cowboy.

Number Seventeen: The Show Has Created Fetishists

A woman on Craigslist once put out an ad asking someone to come to her house dressed as a character from the show, so that she could “order” him to be her lover on the Iron Throne. Apparently she had a replica of this in her house.

Number Sixteen: A Game of Brands

A stock photograph company called Shutterstock has created a video of a modern day world version of Game of thrones. In their version, all of the warring families in the show are big corporations. Don’t see a point to this? Neither do I.

Number Fifteen: The Show Bred Iron Age Pigs

This is apparently a quite rare species, specially bred for the show. They needed the right type to fit in with the period setting of the stories so they asked small time farmers to help them out.

Number Fourteen: Trial by Combat Could Still be a Thing

Some people have claimed that trail by combat may still be legal in the USA due to a legal loophole. We hope you enjoyed part one of this list, check back soon for parts two and three!