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A clever 'Game of Thrones' fan remade the show's intro with mold ' and the species used are perfect

Published by Business Insider on Wed, 25 May 2016

HBO's hit show "Game of Thones" has won a slew of Emmy Awards not only for its actors, directors, costumes, and visual effects ' but also for its gorgeous opening sequence.In the intro, foreboding orchestral music plays while you fly over an animated map of Westeros and Essos, two continents in the show that are separated by a narrow strait (and complex politics). Miniature cities rise up from the ground like machines, giving each episode a sense of place.Thesequence has inspired a crazy amount of fan art, including a particularly impressive look-alike made entirely out of of paper.But YouTube user Transcend Rulesrecently brought GoT mash-ups to a whole new level with his fungal version: "Game of Molds." The video keeps the original audio track, but swaps cities for eerie time-lapse footage of growing molds by photographer Nick Lariontsev.Some YouTube commenters are disappointed the kinds of mold in the video weren't identified (like the real intro does for each city it shows), so we did it for you.Here are all of the fungi shown in "Game of Molds," and why some of them are perfect matches for the cities of the series:Cities rise from a fantastical world map in the regular "Game of Thrones" title sequence, more or less setting the scenes for each episode."Game of Molds" swaps the cities for growing fungus. First up isCladosporium. This genus grows almost anywhere, on plants and even wallpaper. It's usually harmless but can cause skin and brain infections. It's a fitting match for grungy King's Landing.Source: Centers for Disease Control and PreventionNext, we see a clump of Aspergillus fumigatus rise. Its airborne spores are typically innocuous, but they can harm the lungs of people with weakened immune systems. It takes on a pyramidal shape ' Meereen, anyone'Source: Centers for Disease Control and PreventionSee the rest of the story at Business Insider
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