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New meme alert! Here’s how to do the Harlem Shake

You will need (a) a helmet (b) friends and (c) a room.

HERE’S THE STORY: six days ago, a group of bored skateboarders were sitting around doing not very much.

So they decided to make a video.

Its essential ingredients: (1) a person in a helmet, dancing around on their own while others sit around looking bored, and (2) the 15-second mark.


Then, someone made this video…


… and a meme was born.

Office workers are doing it:


And these guys:


And other office workers:


And even firefighters:


First person to send us their own Harlem Shake video gets a free duck suit.*

*whatever we can find in the office cupboards. May be a half-eaten pack of granola.

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Michael Freeman

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