Doctor Takes on Game of Thrones! | Westeros Checkup


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  • Alby Vale
    Alby Vale  1 days back

    Light humor warning* maybe her stroke caused her to Star in “Terminator Genysis”

    • randomisawesome
      randomisawesome  4 days back

      Jeoffry is basically a sandwich because he is ....drumroll.. inbred
      k ill see myself out

      • Savannah Newton
        Savannah Newton  4 days back

        I got a GOT ad on this video

        • MsAriesQueen
          MsAriesQueen  4 days back

          This may be reallly hard to do, but could you go back to westeros for another video?
          It would be really cool to hear about the not so "important" characters that g rr martin wrote about. And first i know alot that he wrote were things he made up (im assuming here) say shareen bratheon as an example. Even if it is made up you could tell us if theres anything similar to it in our world lol

          • Terry Boyd
            Terry Boyd  5 days back

            You should wear t-shirts more often!!!

            • Payton LaCroix
              Payton LaCroix  5 days back

              Very late but I'm 4' 11", just passed the dwarfism height by an inch

              • Amira Benyagoub
                Amira Benyagoub  6 days back

                I love it How u make me study when I don't even know it 😂😂

                • Jeroen Jager
                  Jeroen Jager  6 days back

                  Haha you're such a treasure.

                  • who’s_that_girl
                    who’s_that_girl  6 days back

                    YES!! Please react to the medical scenarios in the show pleeeeeeease!

                    • Paul H
                      Paul H  1 weeks back

                      It was a bad idea to start watching this video while actually having a headache.

                      • crimsinbutterfly
                        crimsinbutterfly  1 weeks back

                        @ 00:35 ....what did he call her?!?

                        • SuccessFairy
                          SuccessFairy  1 weeks back

                          My uncle's were 7"4 and 7"2 but no tumors ✌

                          • Valmik Sonawane
                            Valmik Sonawane  1 weeks back

                            Mutation and evolution of humans would be great topic to discuss, with special series in your YouTube channel.

                            • Charrell La-Shandra M
                              Charrell La-Shandra M  2 weeks back

                              Same thing happened to me June 19th 2013, and I was happy to know that she suffered because she was my favorite character.
                              I’ve been going to get updated scans every year now. I have a second once but didn’t rupture like the first one.

                              • Tyler V
                                Tyler V  2 weeks back

                                Dr. Mike: “you should probably avoid dragon fire.”
                                Me: *is currently playing Dragon Age while watching*
                                Me: *puts controller down*

                                • Matthew Williams
                                  Matthew Williams  2 weeks back

                                  7:49 Please to do something else b***h!

                                  • Delta's Rage 97
                                    Delta's Rage 97  3 weeks back

                                    I have finished Season 1 and 2. I am yet to start Season 3 of Game Of Thrones. The series is AMAZING!

                                    • whiteraven181
                                      whiteraven181  3 weeks back

                                      The name Subarachnoid Space makes me uneasy. I don't like anything that close to my brain being named after spiders.

                                      • Juman B
                                        Juman B  3 weeks back

                                        I think her saying I knew what this mean... my brain is damaged. I rolled my eyes. I’m off this video lol

                                        • Llama Lover23
                                          Llama Lover23  3 weeks back

                                          1:05 ur an actual sociopath. Lmaooo

                                          • ShadowMuse88 *
                                            ShadowMuse88 *  3 weeks back

                                            I actually had a headache like this hit suddenly felt like my head was being squeezed never felt anything like that before or since, it got so bad my vision went white and i felt a pop in my head and passed out i only passed out a few minutes apparently but when i woke back up the headache was gone but i was slightly dizzy i never went to a doctor i was 17 at the time and my mother did not believe me and i'm find but always wondered what that was.

                                            • the artwoolf
                                              the artwoolf  3 weeks back

                                              Muts are actraly not healthyer then the actral breeds

                                              • Lara M.
                                                Lara M.  4 weeks back

                                                Happy bday 🎊🎉😍🤗

                                                • K3Y
                                                  K3Y  4 weeks back

                                                  Nerd 😹🖤

                                                  • DOVADEC ドヴァ
                                                    DOVADEC ドヴァ  4 weeks back

                                                    6:50 what if the offspring is a product of closely related cousins

                                                    • Bash Monkey
                                                      Bash Monkey  4 weeks back

                                                      DO IT. NEW WESTEROS EPISODE

                                                      • tejendra bist
                                                        tejendra bist  4 weeks back

                                                        shouldn't i be asleep.

                                                        • Jessica Snow
                                                          Jessica Snow  4 weeks back

                                                          I wanted to hear Mike’s thoughts on Grayscale.

                                                          • Madella Beauty
                                                            Madella Beauty  1 months back

                                                            Dr Mike, we want more from game of thrones and you ! 😁

                                                            • rappunen
                                                              rappunen  1 months back

                                                              Hi Mike! I know you are not so much of a horror fan, BUT could you react to the movie "Eli" on netflix? I wish to know all the medical innaccuracies there.
                                                              Thanks, love ya!

                                                              • scarletlegg
                                                                scarletlegg  1 months back

                                                                Hmmm....No pants dance!....I hope I'm not related to Dr. Mike....I know,...wishful thinking.

                                                                • Oliver Rasmussen
                                                                  Oliver Rasmussen  2 months back

                                                                  What about the alabamaz

                                                                  • Jenny Shull
                                                                    Jenny Shull  2 months back

                                                                    Warning the video above may contain spoilers. If u haven’t watched Game of Thrones and don’t like spoilers watch a different video.

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                                                                    Another Period on Comedy Central

                                                                    • Toyanamura Mujira
                                                                      Toyanamura Mujira  2 months back

                                                                      White walkers is the best .

                                                                      • Sylvia Ikeji
                                                                        Sylvia Ikeji  2 months back

                                                                        Thanks for all these you do! 🙌🏾🙏🏿

                                                                        • Matchgirl42
                                                                          Matchgirl42  2 months back

                                                                          "The no-pants dance" OMG DR MIKE

                                                                          • Karla Taylor
                                                                            Karla Taylor  2 months back

                                                                            You need to post a "How to cure your Dr. Mike addiction" video 😅

                                                                            • Matthew Case
                                                                              Matthew Case  2 months back


                                                                              • Don't Worry be Happy
                                                                                Don't Worry be Happy  2 months back

                                                                                Doctor Mike binge 2019 🧡

                                                                                • Phyllis Dicks
                                                                                  Phyllis Dicks  3 months back

                                                                                  Too short. Definitely do another one. At least.

                                                                                  • Joshua Paluck
                                                                                    Joshua Paluck  3 months back

                                                                                    Yes, please do an actual medical evaluation of the show. Like how Qybern essentially did a blood transfusion to save the mountain after his battle with Oberyn. Or how milk of the poppy is a pain reliever. And poppy seeds can make opium right, and opium makes morphine which everyone knows is a pain med right?

                                                                                    • Homeless Knight
                                                                                      Homeless Knight  3 months back

                                                                                      JUST DO IT!!! DON't ASK US ABOUT IT!! JUST DO IT!!!

                                                                                      • alisha Khan
                                                                                        alisha Khan  3 months back

                                                                                        Hey doctor mike I want to ask you a question. Is cousin marriage bad. I know it is still happening but is there any medical affects

                                                                                        • Eric Tyler Dés Phuong Xin

                                                                                          mate with me dr. mike, i'll give your offspring so much diversity

                                                                                          • Ravnit Kaur
                                                                                            Ravnit Kaur  3 months back

                                                                                            You are a doctor so how do you get so much time making YouTube videos?

                                                                                            • Brandi Bastian
                                                                                              Brandi Bastian  3 months back

                                                                                              i figured when you mention Dani I figured you were gonna say her being barren after losing her son in season 1 is BS & here is why (totally w/ Jon when he said why would you just believe the woman after what she did to the Khal, tbh, when i saw the look on that witch's face i knew it was blood magic i figured the baby would be sacrificed until she asked for his horse but then wtf i was right the 1st time)

                                                                                              • evoKai93
                                                                                                evoKai93  3 months back

                                                                                                Alabama be like 🤨🤫

                                                                                                • Foo'd Bar
                                                                                                  Foo'd Bar  3 months back

                                                                                                  I mean is inbreeding really that bad of an idea?

                                                                                                  On the island of Galapagos 2 brother and sister finches developed reproductive barrier between themselves and all other finches (their mating call is different). They've been inbreeding now for some time, and are still fine many generations later.
                                                                                                  That 1 family of finches are basically a separate species now.
                                                                                                  Inbreeding has a few downsides, sure, but keep doing it and maybe one day your decedents might become a new specie! Isn't that worth taking the risks?
                                                                                                  Further our own species might have came about the same way, in which case we are all products of inbreeding anyways.

                                                                                                  Which begs the question. How far were certain "pure blood" families in history from becoming their own species? Treating us plebeians as dirt should serve as reproductive barrier surely, I'm not sure what's missing.

                                                                                                  • Valyrianalien
                                                                                                    Valyrianalien  3 months back

                                                                                                    @Foo'd Bar Yeah I guess it could work. I still think they're likely to suffer down the line if they don't get new genetic variation soon. Even if the original siblings(/cousins) weren't from an already depleted gene pool, the gene pool of those individuals still isn't really enough to sustain a population on the long run. But then, a lot of species have gone through extreme bottlenecks and are fine. Of course there are also those that have gone through bottlenecks and are dying but like you say, they could be fine maybe. ;)

                                                                                                  • Foo'd Bar
                                                                                                    Foo'd Bar  3 months back

                                                                                                    ​@Valyrianalien I mostly agree with what you said.
                                                                                                    My point about different mating call vs social barrier is that in both cases it's not a physical incompatibility. I don't mean this happened in history. I mean hypothetically if a family actually finds all plebians distasteful (ideally vice versa too) we will have a nice parallel.

                                                                                                    I think you also pointed out "inbreeding" is typically only a problem when the 2 members are actually fairly close genetically.
                                                                                                    What I meant by small vs big population is that ie. while it's possibly not the best to inbreed with your cousin with whom you share both grandparents, it's not as big a deal to inbreed with your cousin with whom you share both great great grandparents etc.

                                                                                                    I somewhat agree that this isn't what "inbreeding" means, but at the same time I think it's also weird to call this "not inbreeding". They are cousins after all.

                                                                                                    So hypothetically, if somebody manages to keep the tradition going, sure that family might suffer a little say from generation 3-5, but with exponential growth they'll be fine maybe?
                                                                                                    NEW SPECIES (eventually)! Exciting stuff.

                                                                                                  • Valyrianalien
                                                                                                    Valyrianalien  3 months back

                                                                                                    @Foo'd Bar I don't think separate mating calls are like societal barriers. I'm not sure how birds' mating call systems works but my assumptions are that 1) mating call is partly genetic and 2) individuals' capability of perceiving animals with different mating calls as potential mates (i.e. being attracted to them) is reduced. Human nobles aren't genetically different from plebs (I mean only individually, not systemically, there are no 'noble genes') and they're very capable of being attracted to plebs - they frequently mate. They're just not allowed to get married or (most of the time anyway) produce legitimate heirs. This is a big difference in the 'permeability' and staying power of the barriers. The human nobility situation is entirely dependent on wherever the societal winds blow but the mating call barrier has biological basis so once it's there, it's more likely to stay that way.

                                                                                                    The point I was trying to make with the whole 'how related the siblings were to begin with' thing is that there is a difference between siblings that come from an already inbreeding population and siblings from an outbred population that start inbreeding. And I do completely agree that the latter's not so bad. Being from an outbred population means they didn't have so many bad recessive mutations and because there's so few individuals to go around there's less capacity for new mutations to start messing things up. (I still think the immunity thing could be a problem - which is mainly what I mean by the inbreeding eventually killing them, the longer the inbreeding goes on the more likely that some epidemic will wipe out the whole family - but that may not happen for a while still.)

                                                                                                    I'm not sure I understand the 'total population is small vs large' point. Inbreeding implies there's subdivision within the large population which makes the effective breeding population small. If the subdivision isn't pronounced enough then yeah, inbreeding is not really a problem (unless they already don't have enough variation but that's a different story). True, technically that's still inbreeding though I think it's not what we normally mean by it. We'd call that, idk, allele fixation due to drift, I guess. Which is a major driving force in the evolution of a lot of the most-studied multicellular species. So... was this what you wanted to say? (Though, like I said, speciation isn't necessarily good either.)

                                                                                                    I guess for me the moral of the story is IT DEPENDS lol. It's not always and not immediately bad. I do think that ultimately it does erode variation which reduces adaptability thus fitness (which is by definition bad for survival). But you're right, it doesn't always have to end badly and we may also call some things inbreeding which ultimately don't reduce fitness.

                                                                                                  • Foo'd Bar
                                                                                                    Foo'd Bar  3 months back

                                                                                                    @Valyrianalien My point is that separate mating calls despite physical compatibility in birds is as arbitrary as separate courting procedures in humans. Both are basically social barriers.

                                                                                                    I don't think "The inbreeding will kill them eventually" is true. The example of birds I talked about came from 1 brother/sister pair, and have existed for quite a few generations with literally no "diversity" in their gene pool. They are still doing well as of last I read of them.

                                                                                                    I also don't agree that inbreeding is "that bad".
                                                                                                    We know inbreeding causes problems if the total population is small, but that's not the same thing.
                                                                                                    We do not know if inbreeding causes problems if the total population is large. In fact I think we are fairly certain it doesn't, what with some evidence that all humans share 1 common ancestor anyways, all humans are technically inbred, yet we don't all suffer conditions we associated with inbreeding.

                                                                                                    Moral of the story, inbreed, but do it lots. Financial issues aside, if a couple have 10 kids before they are 30 (not physically impossible) and pass this tradition on, their family will grow by a factor of 5 every 30 years. In 300 years they will have 20 million people in the family tree, and that's assuming they stop at age 30.

                                                                                                    As you correctly points out a new species isn't objectively "good", but it's definitely a cool thing to pull off.
                                                                                                    So there might be some problems during the first few generations, so what? No pain, no gain.

                                                                                                  • Valyrianalien
                                                                                                    Valyrianalien  3 months back

                                                                                                    They would only be considered a separate species if there's some physical/biological reason preventing them from mating with other humans. Separate mating calls and geographic isolation are such examples even if they are otherwise fully compatible. Societal barriers are not examples of this, that's basically just a mate choice factor that could lead to subdivision but don't immediately mean new species. Normally, you need many generations for enough difference to accumulate that makes it impossible for the two sub-populations to mate. So you could technically pull it off if it was a strong enough societal barrier for long enough.

                                                                                                    Of course, the problem is inbreeding, which really IS that bad. It's just not immediately bad if the individuals that start it are unrelated (edit: by which I mean e.g. the parents of the siblings or the grandparents of the cousins were unrelated). But the more inbred the subpopulation gets, the worse it is. This is a) because genetic variation is good and the more people you have the more potential for variation there is, but a family is small, and no matter how big it gets later the variation in it will be only from those individuals that started it, and b) because inbred populations accumulate bad recessive mutations that don't do anything when you only have one copy of a gene but makes life bad for you when there's two, which gets more likely with more inbreeding.
                                                                                                    Even if you pull off some species-separating trait before the inbreeding kills your noble family, being a separate species is not an objectively good thing. The inbreeding will kill them eventually, and probably faster if they're their own species, because you can't even get the occasional elevated bastard.

                                                                                                    To relate it to GoT, it is implied in the books that the Targs came from a culture that favoured inbreeding. It was a while ago that I read them but I think it was because the ability to control dragons was genetic and they didn't want to lose that in their bloodlines. Coming from an inbred culture (and proceeding similarly for 300 (I think?) years in Westeros, most of them having the same madness is reasonable, they should probably have more problems depending on how inbred the Valyrians were originally. The Lannisters wouldn't immediately run into the same issue (unless of course Jaime and Cersei are secret Targs).