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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.
Feb 8th 2013, 6:00 PM 12,330 23

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.

YouTube/TheSunnyCoastSkate

Then, someone made this video…

YouTube/PHLOn NAN

… and a meme was born.

Office workers are doing it:

YouTube/hiimrawn

And these guys:

YouTube/motivated03xx

And other office workers:

YouTube/Alecofthechive

And even firefighters:

YouTube/cocksmith378

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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