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C. Elegans, one of the most important organisms in science, “do the Harlem shake!”

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by Michael Mohammadi

I tend to not get caught up in viral video fads and am generally one of the last people I know to hear about them (case in point- my boss told me about Gangnam style in late November at a pub in Ireland).  That said, I’ll be the first to admit I tend to find them highly entertaining.  Such was the case the first video I saw of the Harlem shake– I spent an hour watching the many different renditions.  I still don’t know why I find them so hilarious, I guess I’m just easily amused.

A friend posted this today on Facebook- it’s of C. Elegans doing the Harlem shake.  How is a dish of worms dancing to a viral video relevant to a science blog?  Well, I guess it’s not that relevant…but let me try. Read the rest of this entry »


Written by Michael Mohammadi

April 13, 2013 at 22:01