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Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Scientists on Whether Game of Thrones‘ Wall Could Exist In Real Life

Short version below, but read the whole thing at Wired:

What’s the verdict? Could such a thing really exist?


Even if it were built in the real-world equivalent to Game of Thrones‘ wintry North, where temperatures never get above freezing, an ice structure as large as the Wall would still “deform under [its] own weight... the deformation would take the form of the bottom of the Wall bulging out as the pressure bears the top of it down.

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