1. Iron Throne could have been much bigger
Marc Simonetti together with George R.R. Martin managed to create a picture of the Iron Throne that is the closest variant to the one described in the book. The author originally imagined the Throne as a massive, asymmetric, and ugly construction, made from thousands of swords, twisted and melted together. You may notice that it’s quite different from the HBO-version.
Don’t even think about going to the restroom…
After the wedding ceremony is over, the 72-hour law starts to work for the Bornean bride and groom – both newlyweds are not allowed to go to the restroom for three days. Their relatives “take care” of them by giving young people little food and water as well as watching their every step to prevent any cheating.
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Successful People Consider A Chance Of Failure
Before starting something new, successful people evaluate the risks and possible outcomes. This allows them to make smart decisions and prepare for the negative results. Elon Musk, the founder of SpaceX, had a contingency plan in case the launch of his rocket failed.
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2. There’s a real analogue to Valyrian steel
The best blades in the world of Game of Thrones are made from Valyrian steel. It’s an incredibly strong but light material. According to the plot, the method of creating this metal is lost throughout the centuries. A real-life equivalent to Valyrian steel is Damascus steel, and its manufacturing techniques are forgotten as well.