Not only do Game of Thrones fans know to keep spoilers as far away from their ears as possible, the mere threat of revealing any can apparently keep an entire classroom in complete silence!
According to an article on the Mirror, a math teacher in Belgium threatened to reveal Game of Thrones spoilers after threats of detention failed to keep his classroom quiet. One student, as quoted in the article, wrote:
“My math teacher is a genius. Basically there was a lot of noise in the room and on several occasions the teacher asked us to keep quiet. At one point he became tired, he stopped and asked the classroom who was watching Game of Thrones and three quarters of the room put their hands up. He said, ‘well I have read all the books and from now on when there is too much noise I will write the name of the next death’.”
And at first, according to a report on Metro.uk‘s web site, the students did not believe his Game of Thrones spoilers threat was real, to which the math teacher then promptly began to prove to his class how serious he was:
“Those troublemakers who took it as an empty threat soon found themselves living to regret it when the teacher proceeded to write the names of those killed off in the third series on the board. Unsurprisingly, the class got back pretty sharpish to working on long division and the like in silence after that.”
Game of Thrones returns to HBO for its fourth season April 6th with no signs of slowing down anytime soon. And while there has been concern among fans that the HBO series will eventually surpass the fantasy novels by George R.R. Martin, for now, fans can simply settle in and enjoy the show spoiler-free.
HBO recently treated Game of Thrones fans to an advanced screening of the season four premiere episode in New York City at the Barclays Center. According to ABCnews.com, “fans were reportedly treated to photo-ops, performances by Common and the Bergenfield High School Marching Band and a Q-and-A session with George R.R. Martin, Kristian Narin, Maisie Williams and Sibel Kekilli.”
Meanwhile, Entertainment Weekly reported Friday that Game of Thrones show runners David Benioff and Dan Weiss have agreed to a two year extension that keeps them on the show through an expected sixth season. And while Game of Thrones has not officially been extended through to a fifth season, EW reports that the show being picked up is merely a formality at this point:
“Thrones is the premium cable network’s most-watched series (averaging 14.3 million viewers last season across all the network’s platforms) and is second only to The Sopranos as its most popular show of all time.”
Game of Thrones season four airs April 6th on HBO.