How to do poison dance

Here's a Step-by-Step Breakdown of Donald Faison's Scrubs Dance!

Nine years after the series finale of Scrubs, there are still moments of the comedy that stand out in fans' minds. One of those moments was Dr. Christopher Turk's audition for The Cool Cats — an air band formed by the Janitor and Ted. The band was holding auditions, and Turk was definitely not impressed by Dr. Todd, who was hoping to be the lead vocalist.

Cue Bell Biv DeVoe's hit single "Poison" and Turk's impressive dance moves, which included a Michael Jackson high kick, the running man, and of course, his signature swag. All that was missing was a with his BFF J.D. and it would've been perfect. In the words of the Janitor, "I don't know what 'it' is, but he's got it… He's so damn talented."

In the episode titled, "My Half-Acre," The Cool Cats almost don't get to perform when Turk mocks Dr. Kelso, who retaliates by banning air banding in the hospital. However, by the end of the show, Turk, the Janitor and the rest of the guys are rocking to "More Than A Feeling" by Boston.

More recently, Donald Faison, who played Turk, reprised his "Poison" dance on The Queen Latifah Show and fans were loving it. Oh, and his moves were so iconic they were also featured on the popular video game Fortnite and it's known as the "basic dance" on the platform.

In honor of Donald's birthday month, we are breaking down his "Poison" dance — keep scrolling for the step-by-step instruction to channel your inner Turk:

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Step 1

The shoulder pop: get into character by popping your shoulders as the intro of Bell Biv DeVoe's "That Girl Is Poison" kicks off.

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Step 2

The King of Pop: Follow that up with a homage to Michael Jackson himself, which requires you to bit your lip while simultaneously kicking and pointing your right finger at the same time.

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Step 3:

The Running Man: Next, you break into the running man — but this is Turk we're talking about, so it's not your average running man. Make sure to cross your legs and clap before putting on your imaginary sweater. By this time, the lyrics of the song should be just beginning.

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Step 4:

The Point: Continue your running man but take a moment to point at your audience and then at yourself. After that, make sure to transition from the running man to a knee pop.

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Step 5:

Strike a pose: The running man can be tiring so take a moment to cross your arms and strike a pose for your audience.

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Step 6

Slide and Dip: Still catching your breath? No worries! After striking a pose, spread out your arms and legs and swag and surf.

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Step 7

Running Man (Again): Break out into the iconic dance move once again, but don't forget to cross your feet and point to your head for that touch of Turk.

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Step 8

The Shimmy: Transition from the running man into the shimmy. This move might take a bit of practice.

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Step 9:

Check the time: This move is pretty self-explanatory. Just make sure you're wearing a watch. Rookie move, Turk.

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Step 10

Saturday Night Fever: Channel your inner John Travolta before doing a couple of free kicks.

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Step 11

Sidestep: Do a little turn, clap your hands, and then proceed to kick your legs from side-to-side to the beat.

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Step 12

Pose: End the dance by crossing your arms and adding a touch of spirit-fingers-meets-tada.

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Step 12

Soak in the glory. In the words of Glen, aka the Janitor, "I don't know what 'it' is, but he's got it."

Bell Biv DeVoe Member Ricky Bell Just Showed YouTube How to Do the 'Poison' Dance the Right Way

Bell Biv DeVoe is a group with old school flavor and new school appeal. And one member, Ricky Bell, showed off that unique charm recently on YouTube with a throwback dance break featuring B. B.D.’s hit, “Poison.” 

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‘Poison’ helped Bell Biv DeVoe reach worldwide fame

The party hits created by the trio of entertainers known as Bell Biv DeVoe have timeless appeal. Bell, Michael Bivins, and Ronnie DeVoe have often called their style, “mentally hip hop smoothed out on the R&B tip with a pop feel appeal.” And that unique fusion of genres led to global success for Bell Biv DeVoe.

One of their most memorable hits, “Poison,” from the multiplatinum-selling album of the same name, dropped in 1990. Radio stations and dance clubs put the song in heavy rotation, and fans went bananas over it.

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Bell Biv DeVoe doubled down with a bass-bumping “Poison” remix, edgy music video, and infectious dance routine, which fans were eager to mimic. And the slick moves choreographed specifically for the song have become synonymous with B.B.D.

Ricky Bell showed off his ‘Poison’ dance skills on YouTube

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Most recently, Bell revisited the classic “Poison” dance moves that he and his partners made famous through music videos and concerts. In a YouTube video on Bell Biv DeVoe’s official channel, Bell partnered with two backup dancers to showcase his skills, “quarantine style.” The video titled, “Ricky Bell Shows Us How the ‘Poison’ Dance is Done!” has gone over well with fans.

“Ok, he’s still got it. Love to see old school resurface, definitely what we need right now,” wrote one enthusiast in the video comments.

Another fan gushed, “Ricky! Dude, I literally have been binge listening to B.B.D., plus New Edition for the last three weeks now. ‘Something in Your Eyes’ is my jam. I was like 8 when it came out and when I heard it recently, I went OFF! I knew the words and remembered the WHOLE ending (including all those notes). Man, y’all are so much more than just ‘Poison.’ The way y’all transitioned into New Jack with New Edition Heartbreak and then, BOOM, B.B.D. And Ricky, that voice, dude it was A CORNERSTONE of that era. You will NEVER, ever get the credit you deserve.”

The ‘Poison’ legacy

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Aside from the immediate success Bell Biv DeVoe garnered with “Poison,” over the last three decades, the track has been featured in numerous films, television shows, and video game soundtracks, including Pitch Perfect 2, Glee, and Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas. “Poison” is a song that transcends generations, continues to find new life, and still captures fresh audiences today.

Bell Biv DeVoe fans can head over to their YouTube channel to get a peek of their latest performance from the 2020 Essence Music Festival, where they performed “Poison” among other crowd-pleasers. And music lovers can look forward to their upcoming concert with fellow Massachusetts-bred band, NKOTB, next July.

Tarantella. What legends are associated with it? | Culture

The main legend of dance history says that from the 14th to the 15th century, a strange epidemic of tarantism took place in southern Italy. And what is interesting: only women and only commoners were bitten. Not a single high-born lady, or rather, “donna” or lady, was recorded. On the one hand, this is understandable. Rich aristocratic seniors do not go to the fields, they do not harvest. So, no one could bite them.

So, according to the logic of the legend, tarantulas divorced near the city of Taranto, which bit their victims, who immediately fell ill with tarantism, which, in turn, were called "tarantata" and tried to cure with the help of tarantella. In a word, a sick woman who fell into a trance could only be cured by a furious, frantic dance. They surrounded the unfortunate woman, took musical instruments (mandolins, guitars, tambourines, castanets) and played in a special rhythm. Each share in the rhythm was specially selected so that it was clear what movement the patient was making. As soon as the right rhythm was chosen, there was confidence that the victim of the bite would be cured. Subsequently, in the tarantella, three-part (one-two-three) and an exceptionally fast pace became obligatory.

Another version says that women often suffered from depression from the hardships of life and a subordinate position. For three days, the sick woman was treated with music and dance, after which, having received such attention, the woman got rid of her frustration.

The combined legend says that after all the victim was bitten by the spider and the dance itself is a reaction to the "poisonous bite". Therefore, the dance could also be called the dance of the spider. And the dance movements could be assessed as "spider". Another combined "spider" myth: supposedly at the time when sacrifices were accepted, the unfortunate was sent to a place where there were a lot of spiders, where he jumped, trying to avoid being bitten.

Finally, it is not ruled out that a tarantella performed by a woman could serve as a means to attract male attention. Tarantella was even called the personification of lust.

Let's take a closer look at some myths.

Apulian tarantula of the Wolf Spider family is, of course, very common in Italy, Spain and Portugal. The spider is poisonous, but it has now been proven that this poison does not threaten human life. However, this spider could well be confused with a karakurt or another spider from a wonderful family (kind) of "black widows".

Tarantism is a form of hysterical behavior. A century earlier, "dance mania" (choreomania), now known as the Dance of St. Vitus, swept northern Europe. Here is a well-known testimony recorded by an ordinary citizen: “Jeanne's convulsions served as a signal for the dance of St. Witt, which was reborn again in the center of Paris in the 18th century, with endless variations, one darker or funnier than the other. From all parts of the city people flocked to the Saint-Medar cemetery to take part in the antics and twitches. Healthy and sick all assured that the frantic dance brings them relief. In the midst of all this discordant dance sabbath, groans, singing, roars, whistles, recitations, prophecies and meows were heard. It was true madness, a real tarantella" .

Was it a mass psychosis, poisoning (ergot) or some kind of social phenomenon - they continue to argue on this topic. But in fact, such stories were written in centuries much older.

Many researchers suggest that "tarantism" is an echo of very ancient Bacchic rituals (our unforgettable Bacchus). Even before our era, the Roman Senate banned these orgiastic rituals, but they remained in the popular unconscious. It is no coincidence that the famous poet Rainer Maria Rilke described the tarantella in 1906: “ What a dance: as if invented by satyrs and nymphs, ancient - and revived and rediscovered, shrouded in legal memories; deceit, and savagery, and wine, men again with goat hooves and maidens from the retinue of Artemis .

But let's return to the south of Italy to the idea of ​​the locals that a person is bitten by a spider. It was possible to get rid of the poison only by sweating well, which means that it was necessary to dance until a seventh sweat and until you drop. If there was no music, the dancer could die.

The famous Italian historian Francesco Cancellieri described this phenomenon as follows. This malaise suddenly fell upon the peasants on hot summer days. Here a person sits down, his breathing becomes difficult, his skin darkens. But since the reason is “understandable to everyone”, a guitar is immediately brought, a person gets up, makes movements to the music, jumps to the rhythm - and, behold, skin color and breathing are restored. You can return to work.

Special musical groups also wandered around southern Italy, rushing to the aid of the “bitten”. The dance became pair and group, but always retained its fury. There is an opinion that the rich could also change clothes, anonymously joining the dance - for relaxation. But by the 17th century, the dance had become "legitimate" and could be danced even at the court of a cardinal.

However, the very rhythm of the tarantella could plunge into a trance. A constantly repeating rhythmic figure in itself is capable of influencing the human body. And here - who will bring whom to exhaustion: the one who is serving the rhythm, or the one who is dancing.

The phenomenon of "tarantism" suddenly ceased by the 17th century (as did the "dance mania" in Europe in general).

It is clear that the roots of the dance are very ancient. Experts see the influence of both Moorish and Spanish dances. We must not forget that the dance became famous in the Italian region of Puglia (the heel of that boot). The meeting of West and East, on the contrary, across the sea is only Africa.

Whatever it was, for whatever reason, the tarantella existed. There is now. Moreover, a small and multidirectional symbolism appears in it. You can read about it next time.

You can look at the variants of the tarantella in the comments.

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Daily Knowledge and Knowledge Test: Your knowledge is OK if you answer 8/13 difficult questions correctly

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Here is a daily test for erudition and outlook. Your knowledge is in order if you answer 8/13 difficult questions correctly.

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    Elephant's trunk is a delicate grasping organ that has the ability to touch and manipulate the smallest objects. This ability is achieved due to the presence at the end of the trunk of a mobile and sensitive outgrowth - the lip-shaped process. It is with its help that the elephant distinguishes the shape, structure, size, and temperature of objects. At the same time, the African elephant's trunk, unlike its Asian counterpart, has two such processes (sometimes called "fingers"). This is why the African elephant is able to grasp objects by pinching them with opposite ends of its trunk, while the Asian elephant grasps round objects by twisting its trunk around them like a boa constrictor. Obviously, this anatomical difference is due to the fact that Africa is a region poorer in water than Asia. After all, it is thanks to the special sensitivity of the “fingers” of the trunk that the elephant can find a hidden source of water and quench his thirst.

    • Cancan

    • Salsa

    • Czardas

    Salsa is a classic club Latin American dance, the name of which is translated as "sauce", which means its multi-component. Salsa managed to harmoniously combine typical African folk dances with Cuban folklore, ballroom dancing and acrobatics. It is danced both in pairs and in groups. It has two main types - circular and linear, as well as five subspecies. Salsa dance is very common and is a kind of body language that helps people of different cultures communicate. The original style of salsa - Cuban style has developed in Cuba since 1950 years. In 1960-1970, emigrants from Puerto Rico and Cuba began to dance salsa in the vicinity of New York (USA). The dance got its name from the famous American musician Tito Puente. The basic movements consist of fast, fast and slow steps under 4 musical scores. Every fourth beat, there is a slow weight transfer, pause, or other characteristic of the substyle. Classification of salsa styles: 1. Linear Salsa: Los Angeles, London, New York, Palladium and Puerto Rico. 2. Circular salsa: Cuban (Casino), Venezuelan (Dominican) and Colombian.

  • Australian dogs turned out to be smart, and began to use cane toads in the same way that people use small doses of life-threatening substances - for pleasure. There is very little of this poisonous substance in frogs, but it is enough for the dogs to get enough pleasure by licking the toads again and again. This Australian amphibian is indeed extremely poisonous, and is capable of killing anyone who dares to eat it. Dogs under the influence of this substance begin to perform such ridiculous actions as hopping, concentrating contemplation of the sky, or running in circles for half an hour. True, such a pursuit of a high for dogs can come out the same side as for people - health problems. I must say that the Australian authorities took this into account, and in this country even rehabilitation centers are open for dogs that have licked cane toads.

    • In Norway

    • In Germany

    • In Denmark

    The Cradle of Humankind is a World Heritage Site (included in the UNESCO list in 1999). It is located about 50 km northwest of Johannesburg, in the province of Gauteng, South Africa. The area of ​​the monument is 474 km². Here is a complex of limestone caves, including the Sterkfontein group of caves, where in 19In 47, Robert Broome and John Robinson discovered the 2.3 million year old Australopithecus africanus fossil, and Rising Star Cave, where Homo naledi was found, as well as Wonder Cave, Malapa, Swartkrans and Kromdry. Part of the children's skull of Homo erectus DNH 134 from the Drimolen cave complex dates back to 2.04-1.94 million years ago. n. and refers to either the species Homo erectus, or the species Homo rudolfensis, or the species Homo habilis. In total, there are more than thirty caves in the Cradle of Humanity, where fossil remains have been found.

    • Sumerian language

    • Sanskrit

    • Flamish

    • Guugu Yimitir

    It is customary for us to navigate in space and give directions using the words "left", "right", "forward" and "back", which is called egocentric coordinates. However, there are languages, such as the language of the Australian Aboriginal Guugu Yimitir, in which directions are indicated only by geographical coordinates - both in open areas and indoors. So, a native speaker of this language can ask for more space in the car, saying: "Move a little to the east." The Guugu Yimithirs know exactly where the cardinal directions are at any given moment and on an unconscious level. They develop this skill from infancy - the brain learns to notice natural factors and carefully memorize movements and turns, so that at the right time a person can effortlessly say the right direction. Guuku Yimithirr, also translated as Guuku Yimithirr, Guguyimijir and many other spellings, is an Australian Aboriginal language, the traditional language of the Guuku Yimithirr people in Far North Queensland. It belongs to the Pama-Nyungan language family.

    • French

    • Americans

    • Russians

    Chukchi (mouth. luoravetlany) - a small indigenous people of the extreme northeast of Asia, scattered over a vast territory from the Bering Sea to the Indigirka River and from the Arctic Ocean to the Anadyr and Anyui rivers. And no, this question is not a joke. In our understanding, the Chukchi did not use any curse words. The most annoying thing they could say: “You look like nothing at all!” (“Chekalvan valegyt!”).

    • Pressure 760 mmHg st., temperature 0 °C

    • Pressure 460 mmHg st., temperature -10 °C

    • Pressure 860 mmHg st., temperature 20 °C

    • Pressure 560 mmHg st., temperature 10 °C

    Standard conditions are the standard physical conditions with which the properties of substances are usually related. The standard conditions are defined by IUPAC (International Union of Practical and Applied Chemistry) as follows: atmospheric pressure 101325 Pa = 760 mm Hg. Art. ; air temperature 273.15 K = 0° C.

  • Parents named

    Salvador Dali in honor of the deceased older brother and compared him all his life, called him the reincarnation of his brother. In this regard, due to the undeveloped traumatic experience, Dali even accidentally got into an almost detective story. For a long time he had unhealthy feelings for the painting "Angelus" by Jean-Francois Millet. It depicts a husband and wife who have just dug up potatoes, stand over them and pray, expressing gratitude to the earth or not to the earth for the harvest. In this simple plot, Dali was worried about something since childhood. It seemed to him that the essence of the picture was completely different - not in potatoes and not in the harvest. To understand what exactly was wrong, the artist himself began to rewrite the figures of Millet, but already on his own canvases. At Dali, they appeared more than 60 times. But the secret of "Angelus" was revealed only when the paintings began to be examined with the help of X-rays. It turned out that in the original version, Millet depicted a children's coffin instead of a basket of potatoes. The baby was not baptized, so there was no place for him or her in the cemetery, and the parents went to bury the child in the field. In art circles, it is suggested that the artist changed the gloomy plot so that the painting would sell better. After the results of the X-ray analysis, Dali said that he always felt death in this picture. Obviously, in the figures of the picture, he imagined his parents standing over the coffin of his brother.

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    • Whistler

    Waxwing is a songbird of the order of sparrow-like birds of the family of waxwings. Distributed in the zone of taiga forests of the Northern Hemisphere. It lives in sparse coniferous and mixed forests, on overgrown mountains and clearings.

  • Atlas - a large mountain system in the north-west of Africa, stretching from the Atlantic coast of Morocco through Algeria to the shores of Tynica. The Atlas Mountains separate the Mediterranean and Atlantic coasts from the Saxapa desert.

    • Ants

    • Bumblebees

    Cordyceps one-sided is a species of fungus that parasitizes carpenter ants of the species Camponotus leonardi. Widespread in tropical forests. The peculiarity of this fungus is that it changes the behavior of the host organism, exhibiting the so-called adaptive manipulation of the parasite. 2-3 weeks after the fungus enters the body, the infected ant leaves the colony, climbs to a height of about 30 cm of the northern part of the plant and fixes itself on the leaf, digging its jaws into the vein - the fungi thus provide themselves with the best position for the spread of spores. After the death of an ant, the fungus sprouts through its entire body, and a red-brown fruiting body grows from its head. Dead ants continue to spread spores of the fungus, and the cuticle of the ant becomes like a protective case for the parasite. Moreover, the fungus grows twice as long as the length of the ant, after which it proceeds to sexual reproduction. For such manipulation of behavior, Cordyceps lopsided forms a complex cell network inside the ant's body, which braids all the internal organs and chemically controls every corner of its body, but, interestingly, does not penetrate into the host's central nervous system. Parasitic fungi of this species controlled the behavior of ants 48 million years ago, as evidenced by a fossil found on the territory of the former German Messel quarry.

    • Hartley

    • Tempela

    • Halley

    • Vilda

    In the second half of the 17th century, the young scientist Edmund Halley observed a bright comet that either approached the Sun or moved away from the star. Investigating the unusual nature of the phenomenon, the scientist turned to Isaac Newton with the question - along which curve will the body move under the action of a centripetal force that decreases inversely with the square of the distance. The eminent scientist explained to Edmund that the movement of the body will pass along an ellipse.

  • "Paris for three hours" - a historical novel by Valentin Pikul. The plot unfolds in 1812, when Napoleon, having left Moscow, retreats to the west. At the same time, an incredible event occurs in Paris: General Claude Francia Male seizes power in Paris for several hours, declaring the emperor dead. "Camera Obskypa", "Invitation to Execution" and "Protection of Lyzhin" are the works of Vladimir Nabokov.

    • In Bulgaria

    • In the Czech Republic

    • In Australia

    • In Hungary

    The Australian Gympie Gympie shrub (Dendrocnide moroides) beckons with its purple fruits and gives love with its heart-shaped leaves, covered with a friendly "fluff" - you just want to stroke. This love, however, is very specific, you will not understand. Just touch him - he will make you scream in pain and look with tenderness at your agony. This two-meter nettle relative, belonging to the genus "stinging trees" (as Dendrocnide is translated from Greek-Latin), is one of the most dangerous plants in the world. With the exception of the roots, it is entirely covered with stinging hairs, giving the impression of soft pubescence. When injected into the skin, the neurotoxin causes burning pain that peaks after 20 to 30 minutes and pulsates for several hours, after which it may subside for weeks. The lymphatic system is inflamed - the throat, armpits and groin swell due to swollen lymph nodes, as if they were stuck in a door. Hairs can remain in the skin for up to six months, each time causing pain when pressed or washed. They say that even century-old herbariums of D. moroides can sting - the toxin is so stable. And just standing next to a plant without a mask is dangerous: after a while, you start to sneeze terribly, bleed snot and bleed your nose. The desired poisonous component has finally been found! Polypeptides new to science are called gimpietides.

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