I’m sick of waiting for winter, so I’m bringing some science to Game of Thrones.
In my latest Because Science, I’m tackling the parts of Game of Thrones that aren’t just fantasy. Hodor has a real neurological disorder, The Mountain and The Viper was a physics experiment, and Dany’s dragon Drogon has guessable metabolic requirements. I know it’s a fantasy show, but where’s the fun in that?
More Game of Thrones science!
- How dragons might actually breathe fire
- Giants fire supersonic arrows
- Making Valyrian steel
- The black and buried history of Game of Thrones’ dire wolves
- Drogon’s dragon diet
- Hodor has a real neurological disorder
- Mountain crush physics
- Game of Thrones’ biggest dragon is a fire-breathing crane and two soccer balls on sticks