Students' internet craze with bottles of port

A student pours a bottle of port over his head outside Subway sandwich shop in Durham

A student pours a bottle of port over his head outside Subway sandwich shop in Durham

First published in News The Northern Echo: Photograph of the Author by , Reporter (Derwentside & Tyneside)

STUDENTS from Durham University have taken an internet craze one step further by filmed themselves pouring bottles of port over their heads.

'Porting' is an answer to the ‘milking’ videos from students at rival Newcastle University which has had more than 500,000 hits in the last two weeks.

The Durham You Tube montage, which shows young men pouring the fortified wine over themselves in various parts of the city, has had more than 45,000 hits.

A spokesman for 'Porting Durham' said: 'It’s all about oneupmanship. We started out trying to get one better than our student cousins at Newcastle but, due to our lactose intolerance we were unable to do it with milk.”

The students wear smart white dress shirts while taking part in the trend to maximise the effect of the blood red liquid for the camera.

The spokesman added: “We commend Newcastle in their valiant effort and inspiring us to go one further.

"We were approached by a high street washing powder brand, and it all fell into place. What better thing to do than pour fortified wine over crisp white shirts?”

It is thought 19 bottles of the expensive fortified wine are poured away in the video.

A Milking Newcastle representative hit back, saying: “Come back and talk to us when you have half-a-million views.”

No-one at Durham University was available for comment when contacted by The Northern Echo.

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7:24pm Sun 9 Dec 12

Voice-of-reality says...

Bravo men, bravo. The spirit of Cuthbert Bede lives on. May you have a splendid end of term and may '24' provide you with much port. This is the sort of good-sport that has been missing from the university for too long - hearty congratulations for showing 'king's college' how it should be done
Bravo men, bravo. The spirit of Cuthbert Bede lives on. May you have a splendid end of term and may '24' provide you with much port. This is the sort of good-sport that has been missing from the university for too long - hearty congratulations for showing 'king's college' how it should be done Voice-of-reality
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7:28pm Sun 9 Dec 12

Voice-of-reality says...

No doubt the authorities in the university will be furious - but your actions clearly show what, for a university such as Durham, widening participation should be all about.
No doubt the authorities in the university will be furious - but your actions clearly show what, for a university such as Durham, widening participation should be all about. Voice-of-reality
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1:01pm Mon 10 Dec 12

thehogman says...

What a shower of Twonks...nothing better to do than waste good port, lets see something exciting like litre of petrol while smoking a seasonal cigar
What a shower of Twonks...nothing better to do than waste good port, lets see something exciting like litre of petrol while smoking a seasonal cigar thehogman
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1:01pm Mon 10 Dec 12

thehogman says...

What a shower of Twonks...nothing better to do than waste good port, lets see something exciting like litre of petrol while smoking a seasonal cigar
What a shower of Twonks...nothing better to do than waste good port, lets see something exciting like litre of petrol while smoking a seasonal cigar thehogman
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7:36pm Mon 10 Dec 12

outragedofmiltonkeynes says...

Absolutely appaling behaviour. Someone has to wash the steps of that Subway in case a pensioner or other vulnerable member of society has an accident in the puddle of Port left over and you can bet it isnt the irresponsible students taking up the mop and bucket.
Absolutely appaling behaviour. Someone has to wash the steps of that Subway in case a pensioner or other vulnerable member of society has an accident in the puddle of Port left over and you can bet it isnt the irresponsible students taking up the mop and bucket. outragedofmiltonkeynes
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9:12pm Mon 10 Dec 12

Voice-of-reality says...

The vulnerable member of society would probably need Subway to have a disabled ramp if they are as vulnerable as you suggest. In the meantime, the cleaning up of the Port provides valuable employment.
The vulnerable member of society would probably need Subway to have a disabled ramp if they are as vulnerable as you suggest. In the meantime, the cleaning up of the Port provides valuable employment. Voice-of-reality
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