#MannequinChallenge is the Latest Fun Internet Trend
Move over Harlem Shake—the Internet has a new viral challenge and it has nothing to do with shaking your booty. Actually, the less movement the better, as the Mannequin Challenge is all about being silent and still. Here’s what you do:
Step 1: Get a group of people.
Step 2: Pick a scene. This could be a fight breaking out, a group of people working out, or a simple “day in the life” scene.
Step 3: Freeze everyone in place and video tape the whole tableau as you move through it. Upload it to social media and tag it with #MannequinChallenge. Done!
If everyone in your group nails it, you should get something like the below vid, which was the first known appearance of #MannequinChallenge on Twitter in late October.
Since that video, people have attempted more and more ambitious poses. Check out this mannequin’d high school cheerleader and crowd cheering on their team.
How about this one of an entire restaurant frozen in time posted by Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors.
Even the kitchen staff took part! Insane. I think that one, and this one of a lively ping pong match are my two favourites so far.
What’s the significance of the song, you ask? Nothing really, except that it was playing in the background of the original video, so people have linked it to the trend. It’s the song, “Black Beatles” by the hip hop group Rae Sremmurd, and it sure is getting great publicity right now. The group seems to have caught on, and published a #MannequinChallenge of their own at one of their concerts.
Pretty neat stuff! I think the more people that take part the cooler it looks, although like you saw with the above video, the more people you have the more chance of someone that breaks character and RUINS IT FOR EVERYONE. Don’t be that guy.
Well #MannequinChallenge you have thoroughly impressed me so far. Can’t wait to see what other frozen scenes pop up in the future! Check out the video below for even more #MannequinChallenge submissions!
Candice Irvine, Blogger, Marketing Specialist, Graphic Designer
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