Where do Dragons come from?

With the season 7 finale of Game of Thrones still burning fresh in our pitiful minds, we ask ourselves, where do dragons come from? Let’s investigate further.

First, questions. What do we call an undead dragon and is it breathing ice, fire or both?

Dragons are made of legends from Chinese New Year to Game of Thrones. Let’s take a look at where the myth of dragons could have started.

Dinosaurs

Dinosaur fossils may have been discovered by ancient people and pondered what this magically beast is; the remains identified as folklore, let them be dragons! It’s awe-striking to see a fossilized stegosauras and see a giant specimen 30 feet in length and 14 feet tall, covered in spikes and armor.

Crocodile

Native to sub-Saharan Africa, the Nile crocodile is another candidate to be mistaken for dragons. As a natural born swimmer, the crocodile may have traversed across the Mediterranean to Italy and Greece, possibly inspiring the legendary tales of the European dragons. Did you know, the Nile corcodiles are amaong the largest of the speciies, reaching 18 feet in length and capable of using its trunk to elevate itself off the ground. Easy to imagine, these crocs could be a dragon.

Goanna

In Australia, land of every single deadly animal known to humankind, have stories which may represent our legendary dragon. The Goanna is a prime candidate, growing to a massive 23ft long! A large predatory animal with razor-sharp teeth and claws, with important significance in Aboriginal folklore.

Let there be dragons!

Top 10 Bear-y Funny Bear Puns

Hello Internet! What’s better than cute bears? I’ll tell you… Bear puns! Bear with me while we go through bear-y funnny puns to make your day more bear-able!

1. Bear with me… I’ll think of a pun soon

2.Your pun is polarizing… It’s borderline un-bear-able

3. That’s a bear-y funny joke for someone like you

4. I built this with my bear hands

5. When I run, I break the sound-bear-ier

6. I sleep bear naked

7. When I work, I do the bear minimum

8. I hope you pre-beared for this beating

9. I’m your mother, it’s my duty to em-bear-ass you

10. I have the right to bear arms

There you have it! Top 10 Bear-y good bear puns for you to annoy every single person on earth. Enjoy 🙂

20 Interesting Game of Thrones Facts

Game of Thrones Season 7 cast screaming

Winter is coming! With Season 7 of Game of Thrones hitting HBO, we as GoT fans

Here are fun and crazy Game of Thrones facts you need to know.

1. GEORGE RR MARTIN WAS AN ORIGINAL CAST MEMBER

Game of Throne’s writer George RR Martin had a cameo in that old pilot as a noble of Pentos who attended Daenerys’ wedding. Unfortunately, the cameo didn’t survive the reshoots.

2. PETER DINKLAGE THOUGHT THE SHOW HAD BEEN CANCELED

David Benioff pranked Peter Dinklage who plays Tyrion Lanniste by calling him after the pilot was picked up and telling him the show had been canceled. It’s a cruel cruel world out there!

3. SANSA STARK ADOPTED HER DIREWOLF IN REAL LIFE

Sophie Turner, who plays Sansa Stark, adopted Zunni, the Northern Inuit dog that played her pet direwolf on the series’ first season.

4. DOTHRAKI IS A REAL LANGUAGE

In 2014, Living Language released a conversational language course that will have you speaking like the great Khal Drogo. The course was created by linguist David J. Peterson, who worked with HBO to create the Dothraki heard on the show.

5. DAENERYS TARGARYEN ORIGINALLY HAD VIOLET EYES

In the books, the Targaryen family members are notable for their silver hair and violet eyes. During shooting, Daenerys (Emilia Clarke) and Viserys (Harry Lloyd) Targaryen originally wore violet contact lenses, but Benioff and Weiss decided they negatively impacted the actors’ ability to portray emotion.

6. A LOT OF DEAD CHARACTERS ARE ALIVE IN THE BOOKS

More than a handful of characters are alive in Martin’s books, but dead on the show. These include: Shireen and Stannis Baratheon, Night’s Watchmen Pyp and Grenn, Barristan Selmy, Myrcella Baratheon, and Mance Rayder.

7. SHOOTING THE HORSE HEART SCENE WAS AN UNPLEASANT EXPERIENCE

The horse heart Daenerys had to eat in season one was essentially a giant gummy candy—one that, per Clarke, tasted a little bit like bleach. To make the proceedings even grosser, all the fake blood made Clarke so sticky that she got stuck to a toilet.

8. THERE’S MORE THAN ONE MONTY PYTHON AND THE HOLY GRAIL CONNECTION

Part of Game of Thrones’s pilot was shot in one of the castles used for Monty Python and the Holy Grail. Three seasons later, in “Breaker of Chains,” an unnamed Meereenese warrior shouts a series of taunts at Daenerys that include “Your mother was a hamster,” “Go and boil your bottoms, sons of a silly person,” and “I blow my nose at you” … in Low Valyrian, of course.

9. THE STARK KIDS ARE DIFFERENT AGES IN THE SHOW THAN IN THE BOOKS

When A Game of Thrones-the-book starts off, the Stark children are much younger than their on-screen counterparts. Bran was supposed to be seven, while the actor who played him (Isaac Hempstead Wright) was 12; Arya (played by Maisie Williams) went from nine to 13, while Sansa (Sophie Turner) went from eleven to 15 and Rickon (Art Parkinson) from three to six. In perhaps the most, ahem, stark difference, if Game of Thrones had stayed completely true to its source material, Robb Stark (Richard Madden) and Jon Snow (Kit Harington) would have been only 15 and 14 years old, respectively.

10. RAMSAY SNOW ALMOST PLAYED JON SNOW

Iwan Rheon was the runner-up to play Jon Snow. The role went to Kit Harington, and Rheon went on to play Roose Bolton’s sadistic bastard son, Ramsay, instead.

11. IT’S BEEN THE MOST ILLEGALLY DOWNLOADED SHOW FOR FOUR YEARS RUNNING

According to TorrentFreak, Game of Thrones was the most pirated show of 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015. In 2015 it had more than twice the illegal downloads of the second most pirated show, The Walking Dead!

12. SEAN BEAN HAD SOME FUN WITH HIS OWN DECAPITATED HEAD

In a Reddit AMA, Ned Stark actor Sean Bean recalled that, while on-set, he kicked the model of his character’s decapitated head around “like a football.”

13. THE CREATORS OF THE GoT TV SHOW KNOW HOW THE BOOKS WILL END

Martin has told Weiss and Benioff the “broad strokes” of how the series will end. “Last year we went out to Santa Fe for a week to sit down with [Martin] and just talk through where things are going, because we don’t know if we are going to catch up and where exactly that would be,” Benioff told Vanity Fair. “If you know the ending, then you can lay the groundwork for it. And so we want to know how everything ends. We want to be able to set things up. So we just sat down with him and literally went through every character.”

14. IT COST MILLIONS OF DOLLARS TO BRING GoT TO THE SMALL SCREEN

The first season of “Game of Thrones” cost between $50 million and $60 million, or something north of $5 million per episode on average. Even now that’s a lot for a TV show — but HBO has blown past that amount and has foot a bill of more than $100 million for season 6. You can see where the extra funding has gone on the screen.

15. George RR MARTIN IS THE PROUD OWNER OF 3 DRAGON EGGS

When Daenerys married Khal Drogo, Illyrio Mopatis gave her the three ancient dragon eggs that would hatch into the actual actual dragons we know so well today. The egg props, however, were given in real life to George RR Martin by the prop maker who constructed them.

16. HARRY POTTER LINK

“Game of Thrones” has included, to date, nine actors who appeared in “Harry Potter” movies. They are: Natalia Tena (Osha), pictured; David Bradley (Lord Walder Frey); Julian Glover (Grand Maester Pycelle); Michelle Fairley (Catelyn Stark); Ciarán Hinds (Mance Rayder); Ian Whyte (Gregor Clegane/Wun Wun); Ralph Ineson (Dagmer Cleftjaw); Edward Tudor-Pole (guy giving a speech in King’s Landing about how terrible the Lannisters are in season 2); and Bronson Webb (Will, the guy whose head Ned Stark cut off in the pilot).

17. STAR WARS LINK

And eight actors who were in “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”: Gwendoline Christie (Brienne of Tarth), pictured, Max von Sydow (Three-Eyed Raven), Thomas Brodie-Sangster (Jojen Reed), Miltos Yerolemou (Syrio Forel), Jessica Henwick (Nymeria Sand), Emun Elliott (Marillion), Mark Stanley (Grenn) and Hannah John-Kamen (Ornela).

18. GEORGE RR MARTIN ALWAYS WANTED PETER DINKLAGE TO PLAY TYRION LANNISTER

“Song of Ice and Fire” writer George RR Martin has said he imagined Peter Dinklage in the role of Tyrion Lannister before the show came into being — and when it was time for showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss to cast the role, no other actor was considered for the part.

19. MUSICIAN APPEARANCES IN GOT

Several musicians have appeared on “Game of Thrones” as extras. In “The Rains of Castamere,” Coldplay drummer Will Champion played one of the musicians at the Red Wedding who helps slaughter Robb Stark’s men. In “Hardhome,” the heavy metal band Mastodon can be seen playing wildlings who are killed by the White Walkers and later resurrected as wights.

20. BATTLE SCENES INSPIRED BY HISTORY

When prepping and filming battle scenes, the “GoT” team took inspiration from several actual battles in history. The strategy used by the Bolton forces in “Battle of the Bastards,” for example, was inspired by that used by the Carthaginian general Hannibal against Rome during the Second Punic War.

Top Quotes from The Underwoods

Frank and Claire Underwood - House of Cards

So it happened! Netflix released Season 5 of House of Cards and we have been bingeing on the Underwoods. All we can say is, it’s so much drama and it’s oh so good!

Here are few quotes from the Underwoods to get your blood boiling.

Our Top 10 Frank Underwood Quotes

“Democracy is so overrated.” – Frank Underwood

“Friends make the worst enemies.” – Frank Underwood

“Power is a lot like real estate. It’s all about location, location, location. The closer you are to the source, the higher your property value.” – Frank Underwood

“There are two kinds of pain. The sort of pain that makes you strong, or useless pain. The sort of pain that’s only suffering. I have no patience for useless things” – Frank Underwood

“There’s no better way to overpower a trickle of doubt than with a flood of naked truth.” – Frank Underwood

“Proximity to power deludes some into thinking they wield it.” – Frank Underwood

“For those of us climbing to the top of the food chain, there can be no mercy. There is but one rule: hunt or be hunted.” – Frank Underwood

“A great man once said, everything is about sex. Except sex. Sex is about power.” – Frank Underwood

“From this moment on you are a rock. You absorb nothing, you say nothing, and nothing breaks you.” – Frank Underwood

“I’ve always loathed the necessity of sleep. Like death, it puts even the most powerful men on their backs.” – Frank Underwood

Our Top 10 Claire Underwood Quotes

We’re giving you an out. And if you choose not ot take it I will bury you. – Claire Underwood

Am I really the sort of enemy you want to make? – Claire Underwood

I like irons, but I love fire. – Claire Underwood

I should’ve never made you president. – Claire Underwood

No, I’m not going to ask for your blessing on every decision I make. – Claire Underwood

Be honest about how you’re using me just like you use everyone else. – Claire Underwood

Such a shame, how naive you are. – Claire Underwood

Let’s make him suffer – Claire Underwood

You don’t have to mean it. You just have to say it. – Claire Underwood

Seduce him. Give him your heart. Cut it out and put it his fucking hands – Claire Underwood

Oh my… are you getting chills?

Twitter Reacts to Covfefe

Covfefe

What is covfefe and what is the true meaning of #covfefe? I’m pretty sure it’s coffee but I have been told by good sources thanks to real investigative journalism that it’s “coverage”.

But with another MEME on our hands, let’s take a look at the reaction of Twitter from celebrities, trolls and pseudo-humans.

BTW we have too much time on our hands. Let’s all do something productive 🙂

20 Short Jokes For Maximum Laughs or Dead Silence

Are you ever in a situation where someone says “tell me a joke?” or when there’s cold silence and you need some sweet material to lighten the mood?

Well dear, here are a few curated jokes, bad jokes that is so bad that you’ll have to laugh – short, sweet and thought provoking that will either conquer or divide a room full of people.

#Jokes #LetsGo

1. My friend says to me, “What rhymes with orange?” I said, “No it doesn’t.”

2. What’s the difference between a hippo and a zippo? One is really heavy, and the other is a little lighter.

3. What’s orange and sounds like a parrot? A carrot.

4. A blind man walks into a bar, and a table, and a chair.

5. What do you call a dog that does magic tricks? A labracadabrador.

6. This is my step ladder. I never knew my real ladder.

7. I have the heart of a lion and a lifetime ban from Central Park Zoo.

8. Wife calls her programmer husband and says “Go to Whole Foods and buy a loaf of bread. If they have eggs, buy a dozen.” The Husband resturns with 12 loeaves of bread.

9. Commuism jokes aren’t funny unless everyone gets them.

10. My friends say there’s a gay guy in our circle of friends… I really hope it’s Bruce, he’s cute.

11. Before your critize someone, walk a mile in thir shoes. That way, when you do criticize them, you’re a mile away and have their shoes.

12. Why aren’t koalas actualy bears? They don’t meet the koalafications.

13. I want to die peacefully in my sleep like my grandfather did, not screaming in terror like the passengers in his car.

14. What’s ET short for? He’s got little legs.

15. I couldn’t figure out why the baseball kept getting larger. Then it hit me.

16. What do we want? Low flying airplane noises! When do we want them? NNNNEEEEOOOWWWW!

17. How many opticians does it take to change a lightbulb? Is it one or two? One.. or two?

18. I have an EpiPen. My friend gave it to me when he was dying, it seemed very important to him that I have it.

19. My wife told me I had to stop acting like a flamingo. So I had to put my foot down.

20. I told my girlfriend she drew her eyebrows too high. She seemed surpised.

You’re welcome!

Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Golden State Warriors #NBAFinals2017

Lebron James vs Stephen Curry

Lebron vs. Curry; East vs. West; Sweep vs. Sweep! It looks like 2017 is the year of NBA Playoff sweeps with 4-0 wins in the East where the #Cavs are playing like monsters and how about the west? The #Warriors are slowly but surely playing their way into stride.

Who you got? Do you think Lebron James and the Cavs will sweep the Steph Curry’s Warriors? Can we imagine a future scenerio where the Cavs sweep the Warriors or the Warriors sweep the Cavs to become World Champions?

We can’t wait to see what happens!

Here are a few interesting stats about Lebron and Steph.

How young is Stephen Curry? He is 29 years young and King James is 32 years young.

Lebron stands at 6’8″ weighing at 249 pounds and Steph at 6’3″ and 190 pounds.

In 2016, Stephen Curry’s Golden State Warriors salary was $12.11 million USD and Lebron James’ salary was $30.96 million USD.

If The Warriors and Cavs do it all over again in 2017, who you got?

Mothers I’d Like To…

Shout out to all the mothers around the world! Happy Mother’s Day. If it weren’t for our mamas we wouldn’t be here doing the awesome things we do.

Here are 10 reasons why mothers are awesome.

1. All mother’s are winners

2. Mothers are extremely patient to put up with the stupid things us kids do

3. Our lovely mothers tell it how it is minus the sugarcoating because of love

4. They dedicated decades of their lives to drive you and your friends around

4. Your mama will always feed your broke ass

5. Don’t cross mama because she’ll check you and you’ll wish you were never born

6. Mama’s always got your back!

7. Our mothers are classy ladies

8. Guess who makes the best drinking buddies? Beyonce! No, your mama!

9. They love you for you

10. Finally, Mama knows best.

Okay kids! Your mother is awesome, now go give her a hug and kiss, if they aren’t near please call them and say “I love you”. You should do this everyday, not just Mother’s Day.

Love you mama!
xo

10 DAMN Interesting Facts About Kendrick Lamar!

Kendrick Lamar’s new album DAMN just dropped and this album is an instant classic! With that in mind let’s talk about one of our all time favorite lyricist, here are 10 DAMN Interesting Facts you should know about Kendrick Lamar.

  1. Born in Compton, California on the 17th of June, 1987, his full name is Kendrick Lamar Duckworth
  2. During his teenage years, Kendrick Lamar was known as K-Dot and was making waves with his dope Mixtape
  3. Kendrick Lamar was on the set of Tupac and Dr. Dre’s California Love! Kendrick was born and grew up in Compton where the music video was shot
  4. Kendrick Lamar and Dr. Dre attended the same high school, Centennial High School. He was a straight A student. Smart!
  5. Eminem’s manager Paul Rosenberg was the first one to show Kendrick Lamar’s music to Dr. Dre
  6. Dre reached out to Kendrick after seeing his ‘Ignorance Is Bliss’ video
  7. A self-proclaimed connoisseur of sugary breakfast treats, Kendrick’s favorite cereal is Fruity Pebbles
  8. Kendrick’s mother name him in honor of the singer Eddie Kendricks
  9. His first mixtape Y.H.N.I.C created so much hype that TopDawg Entertainment’s CEO took notice!
  10. In August 2011 Kendrick was crowned the “New King of the West Coast” by Snoop Dogg, Dr. Dre, and Game while performing at a West Los Angeles concert

#DAMN.

How Satellites stay up in Space if it’s always falling back to Earth?

During dinner we were discussing trajectory of aeroplanes and the topic of satellites became of great interest to all of us. The question of how does a satellite stay up in space and not spectacularly crash back to Earth or lose its way and wander  the abyss of space, far away from its mission of broadcasting information to us mortals?

First thing first. What is a satellite? NASA explains, a satellite is a moon, planet or machine that orbits a planet or star. For example, Earth is a satellite because it orbits the sun. Likewise, the moon is a satellite because it orbits Earth. Usually, the word “satellite” refers to a machine that is launched into space and moves around Earth or another body in space.

Our planet and the moon are examples of natural satellites. There are thousands of man made satellites that orbit Earth. Some of these satellites take photos of the planet to help Google predict the weather, others take photos of other planets, the sun, black holes, dark matter or galaxies beyond yonder! Other satellites are used for communication, something called the Internet or the GPS that powers your Waze app.

Okay, back to the important question, the reason why satellites stay up in space is because of its path, how it travels around Earth in space. This is called an orbit! A satellite’s orbit is spaced like an oval or ellipse

A moving object like a satellite will continue moving unless something pushes or pulls on it. This phenomenon is Newton’s first law of motion in action. A satellite orbits Earth when its speed is balanced by the pull of Earth’s gravity. Without gravity, a satellite would fly off into space or crash back to Earth. With gravity, a satellite is constantly pulled back toward Earth this is the why people say that satellites are falling back to Earth, it is because of the Earth’s gravitational pull and the reason it stays up in Space is because of the unity of gravity and the satellite’s travelling speed – think 18,000 miles per hour for a Satellite that’s orbiting close to Earth. This push-and-pull keeps the satellite in orbit.