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Old March 14 2013, 05:10 AM   #3
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Re: Science of A Song of Ice and Fire Universe

SG-17 wrote: View Post
Direwolves are real-life animals that went extinct about 10,000 years ago. No, "mutation" needed.
Thanks for the info. I've amended the write-up.

For the record, here's the original paragraph.

Along with the altered landscape, another effect the meteor shower had on the Earth was a brief but considerable disruption of the atmosphere's blocking of cosmic radiation. During that disruption, the radiation that hit the Earth caused mutations across life on Earth. That's how animals such as direwolves, shadowcats, dragons and krakens came into being. Humans were also effected. That's how human-derived species such as the Children of the Forest and the White Walkers came into being. It's also the reason the Targaryens have platinum hair and violet eyes and the Lannisters are always blond.
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