There’s a new viral trend on the interwebs and just in case you think it’s anything like the slapstick “Gangnam Style”, well, you’d be sorely disappointed. Not because it’s boring per se – but because what it’s all about is (originally) a 30-second video of people dancing along to Baauer’s “trap and bass” track in a room.

The supposedly original “Harlem Shake” video as follows:

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It soon became one of those internet memes and with the power of social media, it spread like an epidemic, creating waves and spawning over 12,000 “Harlem Shake” versions and parodies. Collectively, they’ve been watched more than 44 million times in a week. By the umpteenth version, it has become 30-second videos of people just randomly getting jiggy with the song in just about anywhere you can imagine.

It always starts out with a random person, often wearing a helmet for we don’t know what reason, dancing alone in a room/space filled with really bored looking people. Then suddenly, just as the song is about to “break”, everybody in the said room joins in. Some even manage to miraculously find the time to change into ridiculous looking costumes.

Sh*t just got real, yo.

Homes:

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In a “Peanuts” cartoon:

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Dorms:

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Fire brigades:

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JinnyboyTV + hitz.fm team:

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Military camps:

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Classrooms:

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DFLA studio:

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Google office:

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Ryan Seacrest:

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They say that this is going to be the next “Gangnam Style”. Yeah. We don’t even. And no, we’re not going to teach you how to do it. You’ll just have to put on a helmet and try it out yourself.

But do share the video when you’re done. Haha!

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