Harlem Shake goes out with a bang, literally (video)
You Harlem Shakers, you’ve had it coming! For some of us who found the Harlem Shake meme tedious and a bit of an overkill, a new video showing a Harlem Shake attempt gone wrong has us all laughing.
The video which saw Harlem Shakers accidentally pour petrol down the bonnet of a car has attracted almost 700,000 YouTube views at the time of writing.
It shows a bunch of pals starting off the Harlem Shake video in the customary fashion (every one standing still with one person making shapes), standing around a car with a jerrycan of petrol on the bonnet.
But as the beats kick in and the mayhem is supposed to begin, the engine of the car catches fire, the jerrycan falls over and the dancer’s expression of joy turns to horror as he attempts to put the fire out before he is launched into the air by an explosion.
Luckily he seems more dazed than injured and the air is punctured by the hysterical screams of one of the shakers as the fire spreads from the bonnet to the floor.
We take a look at some of the most-viewed and most-shared videos on the web. This week features Lego Blues Brothers, a Star Trek sing-along, a Star Wars take on Queen, incredibly realistic iPad finger-painting, a thieving eagle and bad language.
I recall the exact moment the switch flipped, never to be un-flipped. ‘Do you have a video strategy?’ read the email title from the online marketing agency. I should have known better than to read on, but I have a weak will and unsurprisingly the email contents were just as awful as the title.