30 Interesting Game of Thrones Facts You Should Checkout Right Away

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Those who have been missing the Game of Thrones’s unique blend of action, blood, and dragons will have to wait for the show’s return. Till then, here are some less-known yet interesting Game of Thrones facts, even the biggest fanatics don’t know.

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  1. George RR Martin was partly inspired by leprosy when he invented Greyscale: back in the middle ages, the disease, which causes painful skin lesions, was regarded by most people with a mixture horror, fear, disgust, and sufferers were frequently forced to live as outcasts.
  2. One of the interesting Game of Thrones facts you may not know is that more than 150 kids were named “Khaleesi” in 2012.
  3. The average episode costs HBO $6 million to make. That is partly because it’s filmed on three continents and in six countries.
  4. Gwendoline Christie, the actress who plays Brienne, does not know her birthday.
  5. Sophie Turner, who plays Sansa Stark adopted the dog that played her dire wolf in the show. One of those interesting Game of Thrones facts that every Sansa fan must know.
  6. Northern Ireland says that ‘Game of Thrones’ has brought more than $100 million to their economy.
  7. Peter Dinklage is vegetarian. All the “meat” he eats on the show is not real.
  8. After winning the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series, Peter Dinklage became the show’s top-billed star. Another one of the less known yet interesting Game of Thrones facts 2017.
  9. Game of Thrones is the first acting role ever for Maisie Williams, that is Arya.
  10. Charlie Chaplin has a relative on the show: it is Robb Stark’s late wife played by Oona Chaplin.
  11. More than two feet of human hair is used to make each of the show’s wigs. Another interesting Game of Thrones fact 2017 that you may not be aware of.
  12. Daenerys’ brother Viserys is the great-great-grandson of Charles Dickens.
  13. The original pilot of the show has never been aired. Don’t you think it’s one of the best and most interesting Game of Thrones facts?
  14. In the later seasons of the show, the dire wolves are real wolves that have been inserted digitally.
  15. After being covered in blood while filming a particularly gory scene, Emilia Clark, who plays Daenerys, got stuck on a toilet seat.
  16. A large number of the actors on the show have not read the books, some fearing it will affect their acting if they know what happens to their character.
  17. George R.R. Martin revealed the ending of the book series to the television show’s producers D.B. Weiss and David Benioff in case he does not live to finish the books.
  18. Kristian Nairn, the Irish actor who plays Bran Stark’s hulking escort, came out earlier this year, making him the first openly gay actor of the show’s 100-plus member cast.
  19. Emilia Clarke, who plays Daenerys on the show, does not dye her hair blonde. She wears a wig instead.
  20. There are many interesting Game of Thrones facts, but hardly any of them can beat it. Peter Dinklage and Lena Headey were friends before the show began, and Dinklage even helped get Headey the part of Cersei.
  21. No list containing top interesting Game of Thrones facts can be prepared without including Dothraki language in it. You may not know but the Dothraki language was created just for the show and contains more than 3,000 words.
  22. GoT has the record of being one of the bloodiest shows ever. With a staggering 133 named characters killed in just the first four seasons, it has maintained an average of 4.5 deaths per episode till now.
  23. The show has been banned by the Turkish military in order to protect young people from sexual exploitation, pornography, exhibitionism, abuse, harassment and all negative behaviors.
  24. It’s the most pirated show in the world. According to the filesharing website TorrentFreak, more people are illegally downloading Game of Thrones than any other show in the world.
  25. While finalizing the Game of Thrones cast, the show’s producers select a number of genuine adult film stars, including Jessica Jenson and Samantha Bentley who both play prostitutes on the show. Australian amateur porn actress Aeryn Walker was also cast as one of Craster’s many wives while Sibel Kekilli, who has played Shae since season one, has also starred in adult films in the past.
  26. A recent TIME article noted that given the height and BMI of The Mountain aka Gregor Clegane, it is indeed possible for someone as humongous as him to crush a human skull with his bare hands. You wouldn’t want to mess with such a guy.
  27. Madonna borrowed the Khaleesi’s costume. She contacted the show’s producers to see if she could borrow the actual Khaleesi costume, rather than having to go to all the trouble of making her own. The producers were more than happy to oblige.
  28. Even the costumes tell a story. Sansa’s season four wedding dress, for example, contained an intricate pattern of dire wolves and fish, to symbolize her joint Stark and Tully heritage, while a dominant lion at the back of the dress symbolized the way Sansa’s life had fallen under the control of the Lannisters. Even the corset she wears underneath some of the dresses is embroidered with dragonflies, despite the fact that it is never seen on screen.
  29. After the pilot had been picked up, David Benioff pranked Peter Dinklage by calling him and telling him the show had been canceled. It was six hours before Dinklage learned the truth.
  30. And here goes the last of 30 interesting Game of Thrones facts. Despite all the above records set and being the most popular show ever, it is quite surprising to know that GoT has employed only seven writers till now.

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