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Here’s Why The Game of Thrones Books Are Taking So Long to Come Out

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In literally every interview George RR Martin has ever given there’s one question he gets asked every single time, “when is the next Game of Thrones book coming out?” and every time he gives basically the same answer, “when it’s done“. The thing is though, if Martin’s writing process is anything to go by, that’s going to be a long-ass time. 

Nobody in North Korea Is Allowed to be Called Kim Jong-Un

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Image credit: Monico Chavez.

Along with having a job title that makes him sound way cooler than he has any right to be, the supreme leader of North Korea, Kim Jong-un is literally the only person in the whole of North Korea to sport that exact name, because officials made sure that everyone who did, changed it. 

Champagne Bottles Literally Used to Explode

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It’s highly likely that a at least a few of the people reading this rang in the New Year last night with a glass of champagne, for those people here’s a fun fact for you, back in the early days of making champagne, bottle would explode at random and blind people.

You Couldn’t Beat a Sea Sponge in a Fistfight

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The humble sponge, square pants or otherwise is secretly one of the most hardcore creatures on the entire planet. Though its appearance would lend you to believe it’d last about as long as the English language in the comment section of a YouTube video in a fist fight, you literally couldn’t kill one with your bare hands.

Mistletoe Was Once Used to Kill a God

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Since today happens to be both Christmas Eve and a Wednesday, it’s kind of a given that we’re not going to expect our researcher to spend valuable drinking time writing articles for us, so we had him research this gem about Loki killing the God of light and purity with a twig of mistletoe. So if you happen to spot a sprig of mistletoe this holiday season, you have a nice story to tell about it if you don’t feel like making out.

Merry Christmas!

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