What is the Harlem Shake: Here's Your Answer


The "Harlem Shake" is the latest internet viral sensation, a la "Gangnam Style." The user-generated goofy YouTube dance videos, using Baauer's electronic song and inspired by some obscure 1980s dance, feature initially calm scenes — the library, the office, a college dorm — in which one of the characters starts dancing at the "con los terroristas" (Spanish for "with the terrorists") phrase. He or she is then joined by the rest of the group in a hilarious flash-mob and absurd-but-totally-awesome-and-cathartic style rapture. Just watch (and dance) below: