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Gangnam, Seoul Allots Over $300,000 Budget For Construction Of Huge Sculpture of 'Horsey Dance' Popularize By PSY's 'Gangnam Style' Video

by Czarelli Tuason / Nov 18, 2015 09:17 PM EST
PSY performing the 'horsey dance'. (Photo by Chung Sung Jun/Getty Images)

In South Korea, the Seoul district of Gangnam has revealed that a proposal to construct a huge bronze sculpture of the horsey dance popularized by South Korean singer Psy in his debut single in 2012, "Gangnam Style," is underway, reported Kotaku in their article Nov. 5.

South Korean media has reported that Gangnam allotted $366,301 for the project and has already established a website where bids for the project's construction are accepted.

The horsey dance bronze statue is expected to stand 17 feet by 27 feet in front of the COEX Center in Gangnam, where a clip of the "Gangnam Style" video was filmed.

Gangnam aims to complete the project in December, depending on the progress and success of the bids.

On December 2014, BBC News reported that Psy's "Gangnam Style" video has exceeded the view limit of YouTube, pushing the account to upgrade its counter. The video was YouTube's most-watched ever with over 2,147,483,647 views. Following the upgrade, "Gangnam Style" can now accommodate more than nine quintillion views.

To date, "Gangnam Style" has over 2.4 billion views.

"We never thought a video would be watched in numbers greater than a 32-bit integer ... but that was before we met Psy," said YouTube in a statement.

YouTube consequently upgraded to a 64-bit integer for its video counter as well giving videos a maximum viewer count of 9.22 quintillion.

Surprisingly, the billions of viewers dancing to Psy's "Gangnam Style" can benefit from the dance craze.

According to Wired on Oct. 28, researchers at Oxford University found that dance craze not only establishes social bonding, but increases one's pain threshold as well.

"If you exert yourself or synchronize your movements, you can arrive at an elevated pain threshold," noted lead researcher (and dancer) Bronwyn Tarr. "If you do both, the effect is additive."

The researchers noted that allotting even just a small amount of time in synchronized dancing will elicit positive effects.

"It could be that if you just sync for a moment at your Christmas party that is enough," said Tarr. "You don't have to be doing the Macarena for hours on end to establish the effect."

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