Watch the craze taking Leeds by storm: it’s McDiving

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As any student living in the confines of Leeds will know, should you fail to make a reservation at Hotel Back-Yourself there is one last stop before the weary journey home: McDonalds.

Come 3am the masses descend to feast upon the finest cuisine Ronald has to offer. The unwanted delay in service caused by queues has led to the creation of a new sporting phenomenon known only as McDiving.

There has been much debate about the origin of McDiving. Some believe it dates back to ancient Chinese times while others insist it was conceived in Leeds itself.

What is clear are the rules:

1. The Dive itself is a key component of the sport, marks are awarded for technical ability, grace and spontaneity.

2. Bouncers are to be avoided at all costs, due to their size , low level of intellect and love of putting students in headlocks.

3. Staff are a lesser obstruction than bouncers but an obstruction all the same, smaller in stature than bouncers but they have strength in numbers. Easily startled and confused but strong when reacting as a herd.

Staff are easily startled but strong when acting as a herd.

4. Time is of the essence, ideally your McDive should last no longer than 10 – 15 seconds. This gives you enough time to perform the manoeuvre and scurry back to safety with the rapturous applause of the masses ringing triumphantly in your ears.

Think you can do a better McDive than these? We challenge you to submit your videos to [email protected]. McDives deemed worthy will earn you a much coveted Tab t-shirt.