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Police launch Harlem Shake video in a bid to recruit cadets

Staffordshire Police has teamed up with Stafford Sports College to produce a video of popular internet dance craze, the Harlem Shake, in a bid to recruit new cadets.

The recruitment drive is a cadet scheme where young people help police tackle anti-social behaviour in the local community.

The dance sequence, which began in Australia, has been performed by other police forces, fire services and universities in the Midlands, helping the craze top one billion views on YouTube.


US watchdog investigates shakes on a plane

The US flight watchdog is investigating whether a group of Colorado College students violated air safety rules when they did the Harlem Shake on a plane.

The students, members of the college's Ultimate Frisbee team, have insisted they asked staff on the Frontier Airlines flight from Colorado Springs to San Diego for permission before filming the stunt.

Video courtesy of Matthew Zelin.

A spokesman the Federal Aviation Administration told college newspaper The Catalyst, "They are still looking into it, it’s still open. I don’t know where the [investigators] were told about it, but when they saw the video they just decided to look into it because it is better to be safe than sorry”.

Frontier Airlines told the newspaper that all safety measures were followed and the seat belt sign was off.