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Watch larger than life British 'grannies' pull off bhangra moves

Meet the Dancing Grannies who like to get down and boogie wherever they please.

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It’s indisputable that bhangra has become a popular dance craze in the West. Most recently, a gang of three elderly women in Birmingham were seen breaking a leg to Diljit Dosanjh’s Patiala Peg. The viral video was also shared by Mahindra Group’s Executive Chairman on Twitter.

Meet the Dancing Grannies – with their grey hair, floral skirts and old-fashioned cardigans, the trio break into a dance routine that will have you marvelling at their energy levels. The Birmingham grannies can remind one of the Japanese grandmothers who are also accomplished hip-hop dancers – but in this case, looks are deceiving.

However beneath the wigs and padding, the elderly May, Hilda and Letty are actually actors Jackie Fellows, Deb Nicholls, and Sue Hawkins, who perform for a local theatre company Fizzog Productions. The troupe is aged in their thirties, forties and fifties. The trio has been working together for 14 years, since they first met at Dudley College, where they studied Community Theatre.

"Sorry to burst the bubble but we ain't 'grannies' really."

They have previously performed at flash mobs, break dancing and even twerking to popular songs – to spread awareness on social causes or for their upcoming shows.

Below is the video of the Dancing Grannies doing Bhangra in 2016.

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These GIFs show you what it means to miss breakfast

That monstrous roar is your empty stomach.

Let’s take a glance at your every day morning routine. You crawl out of bed, go for a quick shower, pull out and wear your neatly ironed clothes at the speed of light and then rush out of the house, making sure you have your keys and wallet in place.

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You walk into office, relieved because you have made it to work on time. Stifling yawns and checking emails, you wonder how your colleagues are charged up and buzzing with energy. “What is wrong with these people” you mumble to yourself.

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Slowly, you start to change. You start snapping at colleagues and start arguing with your computer. You take out your frustration on anything or anyone in sight.

To add to the aggressive behaviour, you’ve completely lost your focus. After some time, you simply forget what you were doing.

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Unable to bear the hunger pangs, you go for a mid-morning snack. It is only when a colleague asks you for a bite do you realize that you have developed into a fully formed, hunger fueled, monster. Try not to look at yourself in the mirror.

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If only you had spared not even twenty or ten but just 5 minutes in the morning and not skipped breakfast, your story would look completely different - as you will see in this video.

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The fast dip in your mood and lack of focus is because your body has missed its most important meal of the day – breakfast. Research has shown that skipping a meal, especially in the morning, worsens the mood because there is a drop in the blood sugar. This in turn affects the levels of serotonin and dopamine, the chemicals produced in the brain that control our moods and feelings. In simpler English, not having breakfast is going to make you really cranky and confused!

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So in short, having a breakfast could make you go from looking like the earlier GIFs to this:

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