questionshas any one else witnessed a hacka??

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I think you mean flash mob.

Anyways, here in Detroit, the only kind of spontaneous things we have here are stolen cars, robberies and shootings. But they happen so often you get used to them.

/lifeinhell

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@coolphilip04: Nope... Not a Flash Mob... A Hacka!!

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Not I, but here, if you do anything "flash" you might get shot...

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OK... So no one else has witnessed a Maori Hacka (or Haka)???

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If you turn the sound off and imagine "Thriller" playing in the background, it's freakin' AWESOME.

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I have. My high school football team and sometimes even band would do it either for fun or to get pumped out.

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@hizzo87: Finally... Did you create one of your own or repeat one you saw??

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lol I never did it but my brother (he was in band) did. I'm not sure if he created his own or just copied a youtube video.
It got super annoying when he started doing it at home.

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@hobbitss: Well that is a flashmock hacka.

They do it in the American rugby movie Forever Strong.

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I believe it's spelled haka or hakka and it's done by Maori tribesmen of New Zealand (or their descendants, now) as a mark of respect to someone who is a great warrior or leader. The Maori warriors originally did them at the start of battle to intimidate their foes and to honor them as fighters.

After the filming of "The Lord of the Rings" was completed, the native New Zealanders who worked as extras did a Hakka for actor Vigo Mortensen because he was so interested in and respectful of their heritage and because he worked so hard on the set and served as a role model to the younger actors. There are videos of it floating around on the 'net.

http://www.myvideo.de/watch/3859874/Viggos_last_day_of_shooting_on_Return_of_the_King_The_Stunt_Team_does_the_Haka

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@nastyducky: Cool... I've seen different spellings wasn't sure of the correct one...

I've witnessed a Haka several times over the years at international tournaments and finally in New Zealand as part of the opening ceremonies for the tournament I attended there in Christchurch New Zealand... One year a US Women's team decided to write their own version and chanted back at the New Zealand men after their Chant... Funny Stuff....