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'Harlem Shake' Craze Shaking up Internet, UGA

Goodbye "Gangnam Style" -- new video craze takes hold at the University of Georgia and across the country.

How popular is the "Harlem Shake"? A YouTube search brings up over 21,000 results for the latest video craze, including several videos shot at the University of Georgia.

So what exactly is the "Harlem Shake"? According to UPI.com, the roughly 30-second video productions typically start with just one dancer gyrating to DJ Baauer's 2012 "Harlem Shake" soundtrack. Then, when the bass line kicks in, a whole group of people -- often in costumes and frequently helmets -- join in a dance that can best be described as chaotic. 

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USA Today reports Harlem Shake video uploads have skyrocketed in the past few days -- more than 4,000 are being posted a day.

Nearby, University of Georgia students have joined the Harlem Shake bandwagon. The most popular version so far -- with approximately 1.8 million pageviews -- is the UGA swim and dive team video. Not to be outdone, the UGA men's basketball team and the UGA football team have also posted versions of the dance.

What do you think about the latest video craze? Have you filmed a Harlem Shake video? Click on the "Upload Photos and Videos" button to share it.

 

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