In his latest Mental Floss video, John Green explores the various ways in which idioms came to be. For instance, do you know why the front passenger in a car is said to be riding ‘shotgun’? The answer? During the days of the Wild Wild West, traveling was very dangerous! To protect your stagecoach from robber barons and highwaymen alike, the passenger would often carry a shotgun!
Get your learn on and watch the whole video for an idiom inundated lesson in history.
Australian producer Nick Bertke, better known as Pogo, is well known for his musical remixes of popular TV shows and movies. His style is defined by glitched-out, sample-sliced rhythms taken right from the sounds and scenes of the film.
His newest track uses clips and sounds taken from Sesame Street and other shows featuring the Muppets.
Pogo has worked closely with Disney and Pixar to produce music to accompany many of their classic and newer movies. Some of his more popular mixes include “Alice” (from Alice in Wonderland), “Toyz Noize” (from Toy Story) and “Squarebob Spongemix” (from Spongebob Squarepants). Many more of his videos can be found on his youtube channel.
Bonus: Check out this advertisement created by Pogo and Jeesh that uses sounds from LG appliances.
Bonus Bonus: Jaaam, a Fresh Prince of Bel Air Remix