The Harlem Shake in Israel: Ben Gurion University

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Ben Gurion University was established in 1969 as the University of the Negev with the aim of promoting the development of the Negev desert that comprises more than 60% of Israel. The University was inspired by the vision of Israel’s founder and first prime minister David Ben-Gurion, who believed that the future of the country lay in this region. With its nearly 20,000 students and impressive faculty and programs, BGU is a very serious institution. But clearly, hidden underneath all that academia is a streak of whimsy which manifests itself to an impressive degree when combined with the silliness of the Jewish month of Adar, impending Purim celebrations and a timely Internet meme. Check it out:

Also, where on earth did they get that ginormous yellow camel?

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