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  • Hot Online: 'Game of Thrones'

  • Daily roundup of what's hot online right now with video of baseball-size hail in Dallas and news on "Game of Thrones."

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  • Trending topic: 'Game of Thrones'
    'Game of Thrones' is trending because it was recently discovered the HBO series used a look-a-like prosthetic head of President George W. Bush in one of their gory scenes where severed heads were displayed to the public on sticks. Although the Bush head has a long-haired wig, is turned away from the camera and is covered in mud, Reddit.com noted the creators themselves pointed out the prop in the DVD commentary released in early March.
    Check this out: Baseball-size hail in Dallas
    Isolated severe storms combined with the heat of late afternoon made for baseball-size hail in the Dallas area, according to SunTimes.com. Click the link to watch the video of large balls of hail falling from the sky and breaking car windshields.
    Video: 'Game of Thrones' used George W. Bush's fake head
    The creators of HBO's "Game of Thrones" reveal on the DVD commentary that a model of former President George W. Bush's head was used for a gruesome scene of heads on spikes. They insist that it was not a political statement, and they just used whatever models they had lying around. Gillian Pensavalle thinks that this is a true case of life imitating art.
    -- GateHouse News Service
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