Over the past few years, we have seen planking, lip dubbing, the Ice Bucket Challenge and the Harlem Shake. Now, the latest fad to take over the internet is the #MannequinChallenge in which participants are required to freeze and do absolutely nothing.
But doing nothing is no easy task. For the Mannequin Challenge videos, participants must hold a pose for the length of the video while someone with a video camera walks through the scene. And it's become quite the competition to see who can freeze in the most elaborate poses possible.
Like most viral trends, teens are leading the way with the Mannequin Challenge, with most videos coming in from locker rooms, high school cafeterias and playing fields.
You have probably noticed that most of the challenge videos have the same song playing in the background. The song is Rae Sremmurd’s “Black Beatles,” featuring Gucci Mane and it was playing in the video that many consider the originator of the meme. It's this one from students at Ed White High School in Jacksonville, Florida:
Rae Sremmurd set even got in on the fun with a #MannequinChallenge video of their own:
Pretty quickly, the Mannequin Challenge videos went pro, with teams such as the Pittsburgh Steelers, the New York Giants and the Buffalo Bills getting in on the fun.
Not to be outdone, Kevin Hart and his gym buddies got together for this hilarious #MannequinChallenge:
But seriously...this cat. There is no doubt that this count just won the Internet with this performance: