The Science of Game of Thrones

You know , it's FREE! More info and sources below Valar more-curious!WINTER:Seasons of Westeros and the 3-body problem: Other possible explanations for the seasons: Why those other reasons are wrong: NOTE ON MOONS AND STABILIZATION: I'm adding this comment after the video goes up: In retrospect I should have said that a moon doesn't *necessarily* have to be present to stabilize a planet. While our moon does cancel out some tugging from the other planets in the solar system, here's a recent paper shows that moonless planets can orbit with great stability even without the influence of a moon. Basically moons aren't required for stability: more reasons for the seasons: GEOLOGY:Generation Anthropocene's AMAZING geologic history of Westeros and Essos: VALYRIAN STEEL:Damascus steel: DRAGON FIRE:Kyle Hill's explanation for real-life dragon fire: DRAGON FLIGHT:Dragon-sized birds are biologically impossible: WILDFIRE: Greek fire: Trimethyl borate flame by hkparker: MILK OF POPPY:Opates: THE WALL:Compression melting of ice: DIRE WOLVES:Canis dirus: REAL-LIFE CHARACTERS:Abandon all productivity ye who click here: Stark/Lannister feud in real life tapestry: -----------------Have an idea for an episode or an amazing science question you want answered? Leave a comment below!Follow me on Twitter: @jtotheizzoeEmail me: itsokaytobesmart AT gmail DOT comFacebook: + +itsokaytobesmart For more awesome science, check out: Hanson - Host and writerJoe Nicolosi - DirectorAmanda Fox - Producer, Spotzen Graham - Director of PhotographyEdited by Stephanie Noone and Kirby Conn from Arts & LaborJohn Knudsen - GafferMusic:"Ouroboros" by Kevin MacLeodProduced by PBS Digital Studios: -----------Last week's video: Maternal Connections - More videos: The Far Future of the Universe - The Science of Dust - There Was No First Human - How The Elements Got Their Names -

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