18. Mother of slugs.
In 2013, scientists explored Brazilian shores and discovered a new species of sea slug. The discoverers chose a very unusual name: Tritonia Khaleesi, after the title “Khaleesi” used by the fictional character Daenerys Targaryen.
17. No audition for Tyrion.
Peter Dinklage did not even have to audition for the part of Tyrion Lannister. The directors had him in mind before the start of the show. He also suggested to producers that his friend Lena Headey be cast as Cersei Lannister.