Valar dohaeris: 15 signs Game of Thrones has gone global

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Apr 29, 2019, 7:25 AM EDT (Updated)

Game of Thrones is a rare fantasy show in that it has crossover appeal. It's enjoyed not only by George R.R. Martin's slavering fans and fantasy lovers everywhere, but also by the average person who has never before seen a queen emerge naked from the ashes of her husband's pyre with three newly hatched dragons. 

The result of all of this popularity is that, now that more people are watching Game of Thrones (it's HBO's second most popular show after The Sopranos) we're seeing references to the show crop up where we least expect it: In the mainstream. It's enough to make a fan proud, or at least bemused.

Here are some ways in which Westeros, the year 298 AL (After Landing) appears in the here and now. 

Seen Game of Thrones where you hadn't expected it? Let us know in the comments.

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