Plymouth Uni students are an internet craze with their Harlem Shake
A GROUP of Plymouth University students have become an internet sensation – with their version of online craze the Harlem Shake.
Led by graphic design student Paul O'Brien, 20, the group of pals have clocked up more than 3,000 views on YouTube in less than a week.
The Harlem Shake craze has gone viral all over the world in the last month.
It usually features a 30 second clip with one person wearing a mask dancing on their own.
The other people in the room are apparently oblivious to the masked mover.
But, after 15 seconds, the video cuts to everyone spontaneously jumping and dancing around.
Paul decided to make the video after stumbling across other Harlem Shakes online.
He roped pals George Kirk, 19, Sebb Jacques, 20, Steve Mace, 21, and Dom Knight, 20, in on the act.
Paul explained: "It took us about 20 minutes to edit and get it online.
"We did a bit of sharing on Facebook and then I went to the gym.
"When I came back we had more than 500 views.
"We didn't rehearse or anything, it was all improvised on the spot."
Paul is spotted at the start of the video in the corner of his flat in Tavistock Place shaking his hips wearing a racing helmet.
Meanwhile, his pals are using their laptops and watching TV, seemingly unaware of Paul dancing.
When the bass drops, the video cuts to the lads jumping around the living room.
One is doing a handstand on a table in his pants, another is showing off his tattooed bottom and a third is frantically ironing.
Paul continued: "It seems to have snowballed a bit since we did ours a week ago.
"There weren't any other Plymouth University Harlem Shakes online, I think we were the first to do it.
"When I showed it to my mum and dad they just couldn't stop laughing."
Meanwhile, staff at the city's Oceana nightclub racked up 6,000 views after posting their Harlem Shake.
The 25 workers including bar staff, bouncers and DJs made the video at around 4.30am on Sunday morning, after revellers left the club.
HARLEM SHAKE VIDEOS FILMED IN PLYMOUTH
PAUL'S pals and Oceana staff aren't the only Plymouth lot to try out the Harlem Shake.
You Tube has stacks of videos showcasing the city as a backdrop.
A gang of youngsters at the city Sundial do the craze justice in their attempt.
And staff at Domino's Pizza in Plymouth took a break to give it a bash. Batman features in one of several Harlem Shakes shot at the university. Another features hundreds of good-humoured students in the university library. In one wacky video, bemused drivers look on as shakers perform the stunt on a pedestrian crossing at the top of Charles Street.