Man fakes a seizure to get seat on crowded train

A man in China appears to have found a bizarre and shameless way to get a seat on a crowded train.

In a clip uploaded to video-sharing site Liveleak, he can be seen writhing on the ground - appearing to have a seizure.

When nearby passengers jump out of their seats to avoid being hit by his flailing limbs, he quits the act and takes one for himself.

The video was titled 'How to get a seat on a train in China', and has been viewed more than 155,000 times.

Hundreds of viewers left comments, many outraged and others amused.

"Smart man. He found a way to capitalize on his people's lack of caring," said one.

"In Europe and Murica, one just shout 'Allah Akbar' and the entire train will clear," said another.