The Ice Bucket Challenge was the first, then the Running Man Challenge. And now it’s the Mannequin Challenge that turns out to be the latest genuine viral internet trend.
For the past week, a new video trend has taken the internet by storm. The challenge involves doing, actually, nothing. Well, more like the acting of doing nothing. The #MannequinChallenge requires groups of participants to assume a dramatic pose while “Black Beatles” by Rae Sremmurd plays in the background.
It started in Jacksonville, Florida at the Edward H. White High School.
— blackie (@pvrity___) October 26, 2016
The craze essentially consists of every person in the clip getting into a funny position, usually pretending to be frozen mid-action, and staying motionless as someone films them.
Here are some of the great #MannequinChallenge:
— Mannequin Challenge (@MannequinVid) November 7, 2016
— NZ Rugby League (@NZRL_Kiwis) November 4, 2016
Borussia Dortmund players doing the Mannequin Challenge. pic.twitter.com/ytWqJxBeCx
— Football Vines (@FootballVines) November 6, 2016
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) November 7, 2016
— SEC Network (@SECNetwork) November 5, 2016
— FAU Football (@FAU_Football) November 7, 2016
And even celebrities such as Adele and Beyonce, takes on the challenge:
Mannequin challenge pic.twitter.com/4oZ5dmdsMN
— Adele (@Adele) November 8, 2016
Then Hillary Clinton does the challenge before the election:
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) November 8, 2016
Will you be taking the challenge too? Make sure no one moves then.