The opening theme for Game of Thrones is epic and all, but -- and there's no denying the truth, people -- it just doesn't resonate with the easily bored kids of today. While the music no doubt gets our blood pumping for that winning combination of swords and sorcery, it does absolutely nothing to pique that sense of vicarious adventure in the youth element. Placing ourselves in the shallow and misinformed mind of a network executive at HBO, how would we go about getting them excited about Game of Thrones? Simple: Get those crazy kids from House Stark -- Sansa, Arya, and Bran -- to give that totally square theme tune some overdue urban flair through the power of beatboxing, that's how! All we have to say is, score one for HBO's marketing department!
You've heard the theme from Nintendo's classic platformer performed a thousand different ways by now, but apparently the tune still has some life left in it. Japanese beatboxer HIKAKIN not only does an excellent cover of the music from Super Mario, but does so only using sounds produced from his head. Who knew that tweaking your nose could make a sound like that? (via WTF Japan Seriously)
Not sure if this falls in the category of Easter Egg or clever manipulation, but either way, there go our afternoons: Redditor harrichr has devised a scheme for turning Google Translate into a makeshift beatbox machine.
1) Go to  Google Translate 2) Set the translator to translate German to German 3) Copy + paste the following into the translate box: pv zk pv pv zk pv zk kz zk pv pv pv zk pv zk zk pzk pzk pvzkpkzvpvzk kkkkkk bsch 4) Click "listen" 5) Be amazed :)For the lazy, just click this link and it'll be done for you. There's nothing magical about this particular sequence, and there's tons of room for experimentation: