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# 249366 7-May-2019 23:15
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My family are pretty invested in Game of Thrones and get together every Monday night for dinner, and to see how it's all going to end. During this week's episode, as a bunch of characters are saying goodbye to each other at Winterfell, someone in our group asked a question that seemed pretty simple, but actually had us all stumped.

 

In this show, and countless others, a lot of people living in cold climates are wearing what appear to be animal skins, e.g. cloaks. Why do they have the fur on the outside? Wouldn't it make more sense to have the fur on the inside?

 

Imagine the old sheepskin rug your mother might have had on the floor when you were a kid. Maybe you still have one. It's leather on one side and soft wool on the other. Surely having the wool near the skin would be warmer, and having the leather side out would be more weatherproof? Having the wool side out, wouldn't it hold a lot of the rain/snow and end up wet and heavy, making you feel colder?

 

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  # 2232557 7-May-2019 23:34
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The fur is pretty thick so it traps a layer of air which insulates that way. 

 

And the fur is also water repellent. Keeps you warm and dry. 

 

 


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  # 2232605 8-May-2019 07:34
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I gotta say I'm a bit disappointed with this final season. They're trying to tie up 7 years of loose threads all in one go, of course, so it was always going to feel rushed. But to see the battle of Winterfell come down to the fact that the Night King is stupider than Ned Stark was a bit of a let down.




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  # 2232606 8-May-2019 07:35
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Ask a sheep.

 

:)

 

 





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Even though fur is dense and has an oil layer that tends to keep water off, the pelt layer is thick skin and even more denser and less porous.

 

What I find amusing is no-one wears hats, the unsullied wore light armour and direct metal helmets, while the dothraki still had time to oil up before charging off to get munched.

 

The writing and editing is off for the final season, and the whole thing kinda has an end of school feel





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  # 2232629 8-May-2019 08:23
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Once they reached the point where the TV people were creating the story rather than adapting the books, I stopped watching.





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  # 2232652 8-May-2019 08:53
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/r has already been through this and come up with some spot on replies!

 

 

 

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     >Ask a sheep.<

 

Why don't sheep shrink after it rains?


 
 
 
 


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Rickles:

 

     >Ask a sheep.<

 

Why don't sheep shrink after it rains?

 

 

Duh. That's what lambs are :-)

 

 

 

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  # 2232704 8-May-2019 10:23
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Rickles:

 

     >Ask a sheep.<

 

Why don't sheep shrink after it rains?

 

 

 

 

My kid was actually watching a video on this the other day


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  # 2232754 8-May-2019 10:41
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I recalled something I remember from my youth. Inuit Eskimo cultures traditionally wore fur garments with the fur on the inside.

But makes for a better visual display to show all the fur I guess

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  # 2232847 8-May-2019 11:08
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bongojona: 

But makes for a better visual display to show all the fur I guess

 

But then why did god invent the Philips Ladyshave and Veet for Men?




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  # 2233882 9-May-2019 17:18
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antoniosk:

 

Even though fur is dense and has an oil layer that tends to keep water off, the pelt layer is thick skin and even more denser and less porous.

 

What I find amusing is no-one wears hats, the unsullied wore light armour and direct metal helmets, while the dothraki still had time to oil up before charging off to get munched.

 

The writing and editing is off for the final season, and the whole thing kinda has an end of school feel

 

 

Yeah, I agree. It does feel like they're just in a hurry to get it over with. Really sloppy writing and production all of a sudden. How did nobody notice the Iron Fleet hanging around outside Dragonstone? Daenerys was up in the air on a dragon - how did she not see them? Was she too busy phoning in her Starbucks order? And don't get me started on Jon not giving Ghost a "thank you" before ditching him, after all the times Ghost has saved his ass. Unforgiveable.

 

Can I just say though that "The Adventures of Tormund and Ghost Beyond the Wall" is a spinoff I would watch. Make it happen, HBO. 


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  # 2235007 11-May-2019 15:36
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I like the water proof ness idea. You basically can’t waterproof leather, but the guard hair on the fur probably weather proofs the inner hair and leather of the cloak...

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