02/07/2013 08:10 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Harlem Shake Dance VIDEOS Are Hella Viral, But Why?

Harlem Shake dance videos are a thing now. We aren't sure why, but it might have something to do with Diplo, masks, and not giving a f***.

Pretty wild, right? In fact, the dance is so hot right now that even CBS News has caught the Harlem Shake fever, highlighting the dance as "a ridiculous trend (and we love it)."

According to Know Your Meme, dancing the Harlem Shake "involves pivoting the shoulder out while popping the other shoulder out at the same time."

Know Your Meme goes on to delve into interesting facts about the context of the dance alongside other hip-hop dancing. Unfortunately, those details largely neglect the important aspects of being totally awesome, donning a mask and having girls materialize out of nowhere to dance much better than you can, like so:

Check out even more examples of this new meme below:

Harlem Shake Videos

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