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University campuses across UK do the Harlem Shake

By Emcfarnon  |  Posted: February 18, 2013

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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 Portsmouth have put their own spin on the dance trend, which has in recent days become an internet sensation.

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.

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No specific moves are required but many wear fancy dress and others don hats and helmets - with comedic results.

A clip filmed in a lecture theatre at the University of Manchester has been viewed almost 150,000 times since being uploaded to YouTube on Friday:

Meanwhile students at the University of Birmingham have seen their Harlem Shake video pull in more than 31,000 views in three days:

A clip filmed outside the University of Portsmouth library has been viewed more than 62,000 times:

And students from Cambridge University recruited a dog to star in their Harlem Shake video, which has been viewed more than 12,000 times in two days:

A clip filmed at York University has pulled in more than 64,000 hits:

Nottingham University students strut their stuff in this clip, which has been viewed more than 5,000 times since being uploaded on Saturday:

Today, students from the University of Exeter showed off their Harlem Shake:

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