10 Game Of Thrones Facts That Will Blow Your Mind

Because when you find out one of the Lannisters used to be broke in real life, there's hope for us all.

The fourth season of HBO's Game Of Thrones is in full swing and, naturally, it's been breaking all kinds of records. Fans just can't get enough of George R.R. Martin's devilish cynicism, breaking the network's official online streaming service HBO GO with the season premiere and pulling in a record-breaking number of illegal downloads with the second episode, The Lion And The Rose - which should come as no surprise to anyone who's seen it. And we've been under the same spell, with thoughts about dragons, wildlings, and the dangers of weddings never too far from our minds. In an effort to fill up the cold emptiness between new Game Of Thrones episodes, we've been ransacking the internet for anything GoT-related and ran into some pretty mind-blowing stuff. The facts you're about to read through aren't as obvious as Martin basing his medieval Westeros on The War Of The Roses, or as immaterial as actor Peter Dinklage being a vegetarian. No, we've narrowed down 10 things that are genuinely surprising; facts that will make you look at the characters - and the actors who portray(ed) them - in a completely different light, or tidbits that are simply too crazy not to include. Without further ado - our fellow Game Of Thrones addicts - join us down a path full of mind-blowing facts, as we patiently bide our time before the fourth episode this Sunday...but be wary there are some SPOILERS for the third season, and the second episode of the fourth.

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