Have you done the #MannequinChallenge yet?

November 10th, 2016 | by staff
Have you done the #MannequinChallenge yet?
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The #MannequinChallenge was created by our very own students at Ed White HS! Check it out here: https://t.co/f4F1pUngDm #iChooseDCPS

— DCPS (@DuvalSchools) November 7, 2016

The latest craze hitting the Internet is the #MannequinChallenge – have you heard of it? No, well, get comfortable because EVERYONE is doing it. This challenge, which is just for fun, is a group of people stand perfectly still in a tableau as someone videos the scene. It’s like having pop-up wax museums all over the country. And it is just as creepy as a wax museum. To answer my own question – no, no I have not. Nor will I since I lack the physical coordination to stand still without falling over. The problem is, I am one of those people who loves to be creeped out so I cannot stop watching these videos. Edward H. White High School in Jacksonville, Florida alleges they started it. This is the first known video evidence of the challenge:

#manequinchallenge SHARE‼️ RT‼️ pic.twitter.com/k1BqR6iZ1p

— blackie (@pvrity___) October 26, 2016

This video is silent but along the way, someone added a song to theirs, specifically Rae Sremmurd’s Black Beatle, which has become the unofficial anthem. It’s a perfect choice because it has both a driving beat and a haunting tune – it just ups the heebie-jeebies factor. As a result, the rappers themselves did the challenge at one of their concerts:

This thing has spread through high schools and colleges like wildfire, with people striking more difficult poses. Because it is so physically demanding (anyone who has ever had to “play dead” on stage for their high school production knows what I mean) sports teams have really latched on to this:

Holy **** – these gymnasts:

New York Giants:

CHALLENGE ACCEPTED! #MannequinChallenge #GiantsPride pic.twitter.com/vxRhjdXICZ

— New York Giants (@Giants) November 6, 2016

Dallas Cowboys:

That 7-1 feeling #mannequinchallenge pic.twitter.com/mJeoKlANYS

— Dallas Cowboys (@dallascowboys) November 6, 2016

Pittsburg Steelers

💯 #MannequinChallenge pic.twitter.com/HyOQeU5xgZ

— Pittsburgh Steelers (@steelers) November 4, 2016

Buffalo Bills:

On the way to Seattle like…#mannequinchallenge pic.twitter.com/J0XQ2QGIIX

— Buffalo Bills (@buffalobills) November 6, 2016

Steph and Ayesha Curry at the International Smoke test kitchen:

The entertainment industry wasn’t going to let the sports world have all the fun – enter the celebrity challengers:

Destiny’s Child:


A video posted by kellyrowland (@kellyrowland) on

The Ellen Show (with guest Warren Beatty):


A video posted by Ellen (@theellenshow) on

Dances with the Stars:

A long day of camera blocking calls for a midday #MannequinChallenge break. 😬🎉 #DWTS

A video posted by Dancing with the Stars (@dancingabc) on


Mannequin challenge

A video posted by @adele on

James Corden and the Late Late Show:

OMG – James Corden’s was intensive! Seriously guys, everyone is doing this. You could waste your whole day watching these. One thing you won’t see in these videos? Pets. They don’t have time to sit still for this nonsense.

I will close on Hillary Clinton’s team’s video. Originally I had a poignant joke here but unfortunately it now serves as a moment of silence.

Don’t stand still. Vote today: https://t.co/jfd3CXLD1s #ElectionDay #MannequinChallenge pic.twitter.com/4KAv2zu0rd

— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) November 8, 2016

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