|Photo: B103.9 Harlem Shake|
The original video was created by comedian “Filthy Frank,” but the video that set the standard for the meme and spawned thousands of imitators was created by five teenagers from Australia’s Sunshine Coast.
In the weeks that followed, the meme has exploded. A Google search for the term “Harlem shake” returns more 260 million hits, while YouTube lists more than 98,000 videos with the term. Among the most popular is a video by a Norwegian army platoon that has been viewed a staggering 26 million times.
Big Momma and the Wild Bunch from local radio station B103.9 announced this morning that they will be attempting to break the world record for the largest Harlem Shake on Wednesday, February 27th, 2013 at the Gulf Coast Town Center. The video shoot will begin at 7:00pm.
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