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Video: Harlem Shake craze sweeps Exeter University

By Rich_Booth  |  Posted: February 22, 2013

A video clip filmed in a lecture theatre at the University of Manchester has been viewed almost 150,000 times

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The Harlem Shake craze is catching on at universities across the UK, with scores of videos being uploaded to YouTube of students on campus strutting their stuff.


Students from Manchester, Cambridge, Birmingham, Northumbria and now Exeter have put their own spin on the dance trend, which has in recent days become an internet sensation.


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Over 100 students took part in the organised ‘Shake’ at Exeter Uni today, which is bound to get thousands of hits on Youtube. See videos below.


Clips of firefighters, Playboy Playmates and the Norwegian Army doing the Harlem Shake have gone viral on YouTube, with some being viewed as many as 15 million times in one week. Now, university students are having a go.


The craze, dubbed the Gangnam Style of 2013, sees one dancer gently bopping away to Baauer's ‘Harlem Shake’ before the bassline drops and the scene cuts to everyone in the room frantically throwing themselves around.


Today’s Harlem Shake at Exeter Uni:

Past ‘shakes’:



And the original Harlem shake:


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