14 Little Known Behind-The-Scenes Facts About “Game of Thrones”

HBO’s hit series “Game of Thrones” has returned for its seventh season to the delight of everyone around the world except for that one friend of yours who is always quick to tell people that he has no plans on ever watching it. But what is it like on the set of this fantasy masterpiece that has taken the internet by storm and inspired vapid world leaders to think walls do anything? We sent one of our reporters to find out. Check out these 14 facts about the show you didn’t know.

 

1. The actor who plays Samwell Tarly eats 30 hotdogs every morning just to stay out of shape.

2. As a show of devotion, Liam Cunningham cut off his fingers in the middle of his audition for the part of Ser Davos Seaworth.

3. One of the dragons on the show is transgender.

4. More people have died on set than characters have died on the show.

5. The actor who played Grand Maester Pycelle refused to wear anything beneath his robes.

6. The “Iron Throne” was constructed by melting down thousands of spatulas, not swords.

7. Every actor who has played “The Mountain” has had to eat the previous actor who played him.

8. Emilia Clarke was cast as Daenerys Targaryen because she has in fact given birth to lizards.

9. The Wall is not CG. It took three gaffers on the show four thousand years to construct it.

10. Michelle Fairley’s throat really was cut open during the “Red Wedding.” The producers didn’t tell her it was coming so that her reaction would be authentic.

11. Each of the seven kingdoms is filmed on a different continent. Everything east of the “Narrow Sea” was filmed on another planet.

12. The gilded prosthetic hand worn by Nikolaj Coster-Waldau has a rich chocolaty center.

13. The actors who play the Wight Walkers are kept in a frozen meat locker when they’re not shooting.

14. The original opening credits theme song had lyrics that just described how amazing Peter Dinklage is.

 

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14 Ways You Can Tell Spring is Coming

Each day we get a little further from winter and a little deeper into spring. It’s easy to tell that this transition is underway not just because it says so on our calendars, but also because of a few natural processes you can observe happening every year. Here are 14 ways to tell that spring is coming.

 

1. Birds have started chirping again, waking you up at 4 in the goddamn morning.

2. Shirtless douchebags have started playing guitar in the quad.

3. You start thinking that “taking a walk” will be fun somehow.

4. Weird vegetable juices are becoming popular again.

5. All that horrible snow turns into all this horrible rain.

6. You start feeling guilty for staying inside and watching TV all day.

7. Your rich neighbor has started talking about his boat more.

8. There’s just this constant sound of children playing, throwing you into a depressive spiral over your lost youth.

9. The sun is setting later so your commute home sucks now.

10. Attractive people have started to wear about 60% less clothing.

11. There’s a resurgence of golf, tennis and other white people sports.

12. Your eyes have begun watering more than you ever thought possible as your nose starts to generate so much snot that you’re wondering if you’re losing weight somehow.

13. Adorable little fuzzy creatures start popping out – more targets.

14. Bugs.

 

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