GOOD

The Real Families That Inspired ‘Game of Thrones’

You may not have known that the Wars of the Roses are practically source material for Game of Thrones.

Never Miss a Great Video: Subscribe to GOOD on YouTube


If you’re a human, you probably can’t get enough of HBO’s “Game of Thrones” for all its political intrigue and familial battles. However, you might not know that the Lannisters and Starks can be traced back to Lancasters and Yorks – the families that were at the center of the Wars of the Roses in the 1300s. I won’t promise that it will hold you over until Sunday, but this animation makes for a great history lesson and should remind us all to be grateful that we don’t live in either a time, or a fictional universe where this kind of thing happens.

Videos
via The Hill / Twitter

President Trump's appearance at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland was a mixed bag.

The theme of the event was climate change, but Trump chose to use his 30 minutes of speaking time to brag about the "spectacular" U.S. economy and encouraged world leaders to invest in America.

He didn't mention climate change once.

Keep Reading
The Planet
via David Leavitt / Twitter and RealTargetTori / Twitter

Last Friday, GOOD reported on an infuriating incident that went down at a Massachusetts Target.

A Target manager who's come to be known as "Target Tori," was harassed by Twitter troll David Leavitt for not selling him an $89 Oral-B Pro 5000 toothbrush for a penny.

He describes himself as a "multimedia journalist who has worked for CBS, AXS, Yahoo, and others."

Keep Reading
Communities

The Australian bushfires have claimed 27 human lives, an estimated 1 billion animals are feared dead, and thousands of properties have been completely decimated.

The fires were caused by extreme heat and dryness, the result of 2019 being the country's hottest year on record, with average temperatures 1.52C above the 1961-1990 average.

The area hit hardest by the fires, New South Wales, also had its hottest year on record, with temperatures rising 1.95C above average.

Keep Reading
The Planet