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Who does the best Harlem Shake in H-Town? The Rodeo, Dynamo Girls and doctors wage dance war

Call it a meme, call it an injustice, but the Baauer-produced "Harlem Shake" has taken the world by storm this month. 

The concept, as explained by Billboard, and as defined by the alleged original video: "[A] 30-second video begins with a person dancing to the song alone for 15 seconds, while other people appear unaware of the movement. Then, all participants join in for the clip's second half."

Houston has had its share of imitators — but who does it best? 

The University of Texas Medical School students took over the helicopter pad for a showdown (as you saw above): 

One University of Houston version features a horse-masked student crowdsurfing in a kayak: 

And another, created by UH architecture students, gets pretty raucous:

The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo's rendition features stamping cowboys and loose-hipped, back-flipping rodeo clowns:

The Dynamo Girls and Diesel weighed in:

Houston Texans fans are, well, unabashed in their fandom: 

And in typical H-Town fashion, Eatsie Boys chopped and screwed the popular tune:

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