10 Game of Thrones Facts That Will Blow Your Mind

Game of Thrones Facts

Khaleesi and Arya are two of the popular girls’ names that have been adopted by many new parents ever since Game of Thrones debuted on HBO. Oh, and pets and natural wonders are also being named after the show’s characters.

A sea slug was named Tritonia Khaleesi in 2013 because it resembled Daenerys’ white blonde braids. And the show is so full of sexual content that a TV critic coined the term “sexposition” to refer to Game of Thrones’ use of sex. Wow. Ready for more information about this ever-popular show?

Fascinating Games of Thrones Facts

1 Killing Sprees

The show averages over 4 deaths per episode…that’s a lot of killing.

2 Buy Your Own Direwolf

Thanks to the show, specially-bred Alsatian dogs are being sold for $3,000 apiece.

3 A Match Made on TV

Sophie Turner (Sansa Stark) adopted her direwolf, Zunni, in real life.

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4 TV Magic

Northern Inuit dogs were used for the direwolves, and they were digitally altered to look more convincing.

5 The History Behind Direwolves

They are based on an ancient wolf species, the Canis Dirus.

6 Luck of the Irish

Ever since the show was filmed in Ireland, the country has made some $100 million in tourism.

7 Beautiful Settings

The show is filmed around the world, including in Croatia, Ireland, Iceland, and Morocco.

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8 There is an “Adult” Connection

Many actors and actresses on the show such as Sibel Kekilli have worked in adult films.

9 Popular Boys’ Names

Super-fan parents have opted to name their sons Tyrion, Sandor, and Theon.

10 The Show Inspires Baby Names

Over 140 babies have been named after Game of Thrones characters.

11 So Many Deaths 

Want to learn more about this series? Famous for death and a crazy number of characters, a whopping 133 were killed in Season 1 alone. Perhaps the deadliest encounter was between the Lannisters and Stannis Baratheon.

Game of Thrones | Official Series Trailer (HBO)

This is the trailer that started it all. If you haven’t seen the show, check it out and it will probably inspire you to watch. And if you have watched the show, it might inspire you to go back for a second viewing.

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