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This Harlem Shake On An Airplane Triggered A Federal Investigation

Good Lord, I am so glad that the whole "Harlem Shake" thing is on the way out. To say that it was "massively irritating" is the understatement of the year. (It seems to have been replaced by a meme that involves putting screams into a video by someone named Taylor Swift.) But before the shake goes away forever, it has triggered an investigation from the Federal Aviation Administration.


This video was made by students from a Colorado College ultimate frisbee team on their way to San Diego for a tournament. The shake was recorded in mid-air. This has prompted the FAA to see if any federal regulations were violated, according to the school's newspaper, The Catalyst.

“They are still looking into it, it’s still open,” Tony Molinero, a spokesman for the FAA said this week. “…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.”


Aviation experts who spoke to the newspaper say it's highly unlikely that any rules were broken, as the video was made when the fasten seatbelt sign was off and passengers were free to move around. The students even got the go-ahead from one of the flight attendants.

But the FAA still has to make sure nothing happened that was against the rules. You see what you've done, Harlem Shake? Another great use of our tax dollars, all thanks to you. Taylor Swift and I hope you go away forever.

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Patty Donley

Why did everyone have to be subjected to these fools? What is somebody on the flight was trying to sleep? What if somebody was ill? What if someone was bereaved..on the way to or from a loved one's funeral? What if somebody was FROM Harlem and wanted to pop these jerks for making such a mess of the dance? When you're in a plane you are are STUCK. You can't look the other way or leave the "room"..ya' know? So why does EVERYONE on that plane have to be subjected to these it or not? And IMHO the flight attendant who said this was okay should be FIRED. If you've never heard of Clear Air Turbulence then you should read up on it...those fools in the aisle and out of their seats could have bashed their heads and broken their necks on the airplane 'ceiling' if they'd hit a pocket of Clear Air Turbulence. Just because the seatbelt sign goes off it does not mean it's safe to dance around like fact your best bet is to keep the seatbelt on during the flight except if you get up to stretch your legs or use the restore. THAT is what flight attendants should encourage...not allowing ONE group of passengers to get up and act like @ssholes and subject everyone else to their idiocy. BUT that said, the banana was kin'da funny. These guys are a FRISBEE team? Wow wonder how many years of training that requires?