New Game of Thrones ending proves popular online
YouTube user Ozzy Man created this re-worked ending for a recent episode of Game of Thrones, the video going viral since it was uploaded on Wednesday.PT1M25S http://www.canberratimes.com.au/action/externalEmbeddedPlayer?id=d-39lc6 620 349 June 5, 2014
Alfie Allen, aka Game of Thrones' Theon Greyjoy-turned-Reek, has called out his pop star sister Lily Allen for claiming she turned down a cameo on the popular series.
The reason she gave a Reddit Ask Me Anything was that she didn't want her real-life brother to grope her, as the part required.
But that's not how things went down, according to Alfie.
Alfie Allen as Reek (or Theon Greyjoy) in Game of Thrones.
"The only thing I'm going to say on this is that's not true," he told Vulture.
Maintaining that actress Gemma Whalen was always the first choice, he declines to comment any further about his sister's supposed fib.
Spoiler alert (do not read on if you haven't seen this week's episode): Speaking of fibs, your head will not explode if it is crushed by a large man called the Mountain.
The Viper (Oberyn Martell) and the Mountain (Gregor) Clegane.
In Game of Thrones season four episode eight, The Mountain caused Prince Obyren’s head to explode after he dug his fingers into the Prince’s eye sockets and squeezed his skull with the rest of his massive hands. But according to two experts, that gruesome scenario is not biologically possible.
Cynthia Bir, a biomedical engineer at the University of Southern California, told the Washington Post there was no way a head would explode by applying pressure from the eyes.
"You would need to create pressure inside the cranium. Even if you could generate pressure by squeezing the outside of the head, once the cranium is breached at the orifice where the eye nerves enter, this pressure would be greatly diminished."
Researcher Tobias Mattei, who has examined how children’s bicycle helmets prevent skull crush injuries agrees. "It would be impossible for even the strongest human to break the skull through compressive forces exerted by any means - either with their hands bilaterally or by stepping [on] it - in any portion of the skull," he told the US paper.
There is an urban legend about a chess player named Nikolai Titov whose head reportedly exploded when he was playing chess. But a quick fact check shows that this too is a fictional story, but in this case made up by parody tabloid newspaper Weekly World News in 1994.
Meanwhile one fan named "Ozzy Man", who speaks in a strong Australian accent on his Game of Thrones video reviews, posted a YouTube video about how the latest episode should have ended. (He was one of many upset about Oberyn's death)
In his note to HBO he wrote: "G'day HBO, Here is some feedback on you recent episode The Mountain & The Viper. I believe with just a few minor tweaks it could become extremely satisfying."
Watch above to see what happens.
AAP, with Aja Styles