Beachgoers in Dorset were surprised to come across the latter on Monday—as a skull the size of a London bus suddenly appeared on Charmouth beach, part of Dorset's Jurassic coast, famous for its dinosaur fossils.
Alas, it's not a real dragon skull—it's an ad from movie and TV streaming service BlinkBox, which is celebrating the arrival this week of the third season of HBO's epic Game of Thrones on its site. It took a team of three sculptors more than two months to design, construct and paint the skull, which was dreamed up by Taylor Herring, the same PR company that built the giant Mr. Darcy earlier this summer.
Definitely not the worst ad of all time. Sure they could've hired Ser Jorrah Mormont to tell Khaleesi of its implications, or have Varys and Littlefinger have some sort of philsophical power struggle with this as a nice backdrop, but we take what we can get.*
*brought to you by late middle school/early high school phases of listening to the band Brand New.