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Neil DeGrasse Tyson explains how dragonfire destroyed the buildings of King's Landing

Game of Thrones Season 8 episode 5, “The Bells“, had a lot of big moments, the most important ones of which included Daenerys on Drogon, flying over King’s Landing, burning it to smithereens. We saw the buildings of the city perish with dragonfire, which left many fans wondering as to how exactly fire could destroy buildings with such ease. Well, now thanks to Neil DeGrasse Tyson, we have an answer. Read on!

Neil DeGrasse Tyson, who is an astrophysicist and director of the Hayden Planetarium talked to INSIDER about the science behind it all, explaining how the air inside the buildings is to be blamed:

“If you have a pocket of air and you rapidly and instantly heat it, it’s a bomb. That is what bombs are. They’re rapidly expanding air creating a shockwave.”

He continued:

“If you have a dragon, it’s not just layering flames. It has [aimed an] insertion of very hot air. That hot air will expand catastrophically and blow stuff down.”

Neil DeGrasse Tyson explains how dragonfire destroyed the buildings of King's Landing

So, there you go. Tyson had previously also commented on Viserion and his blue flame fire. On another note, Tyson discussed how episode 5 disappointed him, and how he was expecting the “Scorpion” harpoons would be more effective against Drogon:

“I know the series is capable of deeper ideas than people killing people. But in a sense it was a climax. It was the battle everyone was anticipating. And you’re hoping the harpoons work.”

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The harpoons would have worked, but no one has ever seen the might and awesomeness of a dragon, you freeze in shock and awe. Forgetting you have to pull that trigger. Its called the Fight Flight or Freeze response. The phrase “fight or flight” was coined by Cannon (1927, 1929) in the 1920s to describe key behaviors that occur in the context of perceived threat. … Similar to the flight/fight response, a freeze response is believed to have adaptive value. In the context of predatory attack, some animals will freeze or “play dead.”

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Tyson did a handful of forgettable papers in the early 90s. Since then his thing has been flashy pop science and he often gets it wrong.

It takes time for heat to conduct through stone. And when stone does heat up it wouldn’t explode in one direction, away from the dragon.

Regarding the blue flame from the zombie dragon, it’s quite possible for blue flame to be cooler than red flame. The chemicals burned also determine flame color.

Game of Thrones is a fantasy. There shouldn’t be any attempt to give scientific explanations for the stuff that happens.

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Tyson is an idiot. First of all, those are not harpoons, they are bolts. Secondly, you try and hit a moving target that is flying with a conventional projectile weapon. Even if they had mounted machine guns on the wall, it would not have guaranteed a hit. Only with the onset of heat seeking missiles and now laser technology, has anti air reached a point where it can be precise. Prior to that, the main source of anti air was lots of faster firing weapon emplacements, to throw as much fire at the targets as possible. The fact that they… Read more »

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Kit Harington looks back at his fondest memory from Game of Thrones

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Kit Harington looks back at his fondest memory from Game of Thrones

Game of Thrones has been over for a while now, but we’re still obsessing over it. It seems like we might not be the only ones still not over the show as in a recent interview Kit Harington who played the role of Jon Snow revealed that he still thinks about the show a lot and also look back on some of his older fondest memories from the show.  Read on!

Kit was recently at the 2020 Golden Globe Awards where he was the only Game of Thrones actor nominated for one. Ryan Seacrest of E! Caught up with them for a short interview bit on the red carpet. Check the video out:

Seacrest noted he was the only Game of Thrones member present at the awards (except Jason Momoa). Kit said:

“I haven’t got my gang. It’s odd. I haven’t been to these things without the rest of us around. So I’m a little jealous of the Succession dudes.”

Kit was nominated for the Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series (Drama) category but did not win. Seacrest then asked him if he still thought about Jon Snow:

“I think about him all the time. It was always just getting into costume the first day back, getting into that outfit and just sort of being back on set, back with him on character. I loved it. It’s in retrospect that you start loving it. It does go by fast. Ten years, like that.”

Well, we hope Kit knows that we miss Jon Snow just as much as he does.  what do you guys think? Talk to us in the comments, down below!






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Games of Thrones cast dissects the success of the show

Game of Thrones ended its glorious run of eight seasons earlier this year. During its run, the show garnered immense following and success. Ever since the show finished its run, there have been lots of postmortem of the show by fans and critics alike. Recently the cast joined in the discussion and tried to explain their reasons for the mammoth success of the show. Read on to find out!

Maisie Williams, Sophie Turner, Kristofer Hivju, Richard Dormer, Jerome Flynn, and Isaac Hempstead Wright recently spoke to IGN and answered questions in their own candid style.

Games of Thrones' cast dissects the success of the show

On asked about why the show became such a global cultural phenomenon, Maisie Williams gestured towards herself!

Sophie Turner on the other hand said:

“Fantastical elements that gave the escapism, the very human interaction and emotions” was what she believed was the perfect combination.

Kristofer Hivju a.k.a. Tormund Giantsbane on the show thought:

“It is so much that is unexpected, it doesn’t follow any rules of storytelling.” He also added the sheer amount of hard work that about 2000 people put in on the show had also something to do about making the show a giant success.

Jerome Flynn that played the character of Bronn on the show said:

“The richness of character that George originally created had so much wide array of emotions. The job the makers did of translating the characters from book to the screen and also the epic nature that HBO brought to the show”

Flynn believed are all part of the reasons why the show was such a massive success. Isaac Hempstead on the other hand believed:

“The attention to detail on the show was unparalleled. Literally, the books on the show were handwritten by the props department and you might only see it for 2 minutes..”

He also credited writer George R. R. Martin for creating such a vast universe through his books.

Wasn’t it nice to see the whole cast talking about the show so fondly? Let us know why you thought the show became such a big success?






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Emilia Clarke on why she doesn’t drink at home on Christmas

Game of Thrones finished months ago but Emilia Clarke‘s career has continued to scale new heights. While promoting her latest movie “Last Christmas“, Clarke recently spoke to AceShowbiz. She spoke about the holiday season and her modus operandi of celebrations. Read on!

No drinks for Game of Thrones star Emilia Clarke on Christmas

Everybody loves the holiday season and so does the Games of Thrones star Emilia Clarke. She revealed how her mode of celebration varies according to the company:

“We celebrate every year at home in London. I’ll also meet up with my friends around Christmas time and we’ll get drunk together”

Clarke then added:

“But that’s a different kind of celebrating – that doesn’t happen with the family. My mother would never allow it.”

Well, wasn’t that a remarkable revelation from an actress who arguably played the most powerful character on the show! Emilia Clarke’s portrayal of Daenerys Targaryen A.K.A. Khaleesi on Game of Thrones received critical acclaim and lots of popularity all over.

What do you think about this revelation from our Khaleesi? Let us know in the comments below!






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