It’s easy to be captivated by the medieval world of Westeros in Game of Thrones. I mean, everybody loves a good story about kings and queens, princes and princesses, swords and lords, and castles and banners. But have you ever wondered why Westeros is stuck in this never ending medieval age? They’ve lived like this…
Many fans see George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire as a saga about Daenerys Targaryen’s return to her homeland (assuming she actually gets there). Long before Daenerys, the Targaryens ruled for centuries. Here’s the story of how Dany’s ancestors conquered the world of Game of Thrones.
As the role-playing game's name hints, dragons abound in the many worlds of D&D, but of course they can't all be red, evil, and hungry for heroes. There are dozens of species with different abilities, agendas, and alignments a wandering adventurer may encounter; these just happen to be the weirdest.
Cindy Williams may have put a crazy amount of hours into crafting this Dragon out of Paper Mache, but man, looking at that thing? Totally worth it.
Thanks to Game of Thrones, dragons are en vogue again. And Hammacher Schlemmer is capitalizing on their renewed popularity by letting you buy one of Rick Hamel's amazing flying RC dragons. In the air it can hit a top speed of around 70 mph, and on the ground it actually breathes fire. What more could anyone ever want?
To celebrate the 38th anniversary of the liberation of Da Nang, the Vietnam government built this awesome dragon-shaped bridge over the Han River. And to ensure that it totally one-upped the light show on San Francisco's Bay Bridge, this one is covered in over 2,500 LED lights—oh, and it also breathes fire.
Meet Apollo Run, a little three-man band from Brooklyn. They are going to be really, stupidly big soon, so watch this now so you can brag about how you were a fan back when no one knew who they were.
Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill, an architecture firm that is arguably one of the world's leading designers of skyscrapers, has just unveiled plans for a pair of towers that will grace the skyline in Seoul, South Korea with an absolutely stunning dragon-like facade.
Oh look at you with your finger trying to play a game on your smartphone. Bearded dragons play games with their tongue and they will destroy your high score.
Remember Frosty the Fire-Breathing Snowman? This is Sparky the Snow-Melting Dragon. He was built by Nick and Anna—the folks who made Frosty—and he's helping them deal with a snow-filled driveway.
Dragons existed? Well, no, not unless their bones were made of Lego.
Japan, if the Lucky Dragon boat turns on its owner and attacks Osaka with plumes of fire, you're on your own.
Most of us haven't grown up to possess our own dragon, settling for the mundanity of riding a mid-class Ford, Hyundai or Toyota to work. What if I said that can all change for you?