Pondering Science in the Game of Thrones Universe

Most of us are big fans of Game of Thrones here at LockerGnome. We’re also fans of science. So when the PBS-produced YouTube series It’s Okay To Be Smart decided to explain some of the anomalies of the Game of Thrones universe with science, well, we’ll just say that we’re now also fans of It’s Okay To Be Smart.

I’m also a fan of the decision to call the unnamed Game of Thrones world “Hodor” for the purpose of this video.

And to think there are people who actually want to defund PBS! Daenerys Targaryen has one word for those people.

(Thanks to Justin Page of Laughing Squid for passing this along!)

Pondering Science in the Game of Thrones Universe
[From The Science of Game of Thrones by It's Okay To Be Smart]

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Our resident "Bob" (pictured here through the lens of photographer Jason DeFillippo) is in love with a woman who talks to animals. He has a fondness for belting out songs about seafaring and whiskey (arguably inappropriate in most social situations). He's arm-wrestled robots and won. He was born in a lighthouse on the storm-tossed shores of an island that has since been washed away and forgotten, so he's technically a citizen of nowhere. He's never killed in anger. He once underwent therapy for having an alien in his face, but he assures us that he's now feeling "much better." Fogarty also claims that he was once marooned along a tiny archipelago and survived for months using only his wits and a machete, but we find that a little hard to believe.