A new student craze is set to be the new planking after a video of men pouring milk over their heads in public places has gone viral. The group is made up of students and graduates, who are seen pouring four-pint containers of milk over themselves across Newcastle. The video became an instant hit after it was uploaded on Monday night and has amassed nearly 30,000 views in less than a week.
Udderly amazing: 'Milking' involves pouring pints of milk over your head, preferably in public places, and it has taken YouTube by storm The 2:45 video show no place is safe with ‘milking spots’ including outside pubs, in busy roundabouts, in a tree and in the middle of the road. Tom Morris, 22, who was behind the video said: ‘We were just in our kitchen talking about doing it outside Starbucks in Jesmond and thought it would be really funny. ‘We did that, uploaded the video to Facebook and got a load of likes. So then we thought "why not just make a video"?’
Dairy danger: One of the participants is pouring the milk over his head in the middle of the road Fellow 'milker' George Hoyland said: We didn't expect a reaction this large, the video was initially intended for our friends. 'The reactions have been very mixed, the puns people have posted have been great and caused a lot of laughter in our house!'
Legen-dairy: The camera pans past five 'milkers' on poles, lined up to cover themselves in semi-skimmed milk Student paper The Tab Newcastle reported that students in Edinburgh, Nottingham and Cirencester are all filming their own versions of Milking Newcastle as the trend spreads across the UK’s institutions for higher education. Mr Hoyland said at least two videos have been made - one at prestigious Oxford University, and the group have been inundated with messages from others wanting to film their own 'milking' video.
Early morning milk: A student combines breakfast and milking outside his house
Cow-mmute: 'Milking' in a busy roundabout and on the train platform in front of baffled commuters source: dailymail
Is milking the most pointless internet craze yet? Students filmed pouring four-pint cartons over their heads
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