For the past week or so, a new viral challenge has been sweeping across the nation, ensnaring teens everywhere in its powerful talons. As with the TZ Anthem, if you haven’t heard of the Mannequin Challenge (#mannequinchallenge), you will soon.
The idea is simple. Everyone freezes in place, forming a complex tableau of adolescent life, and then someone takes a video of it. If you prefer, set it to music. Rae Sremmurd’s “Black Beatles” is a clear favorite.
This is, according to Mashable, the original video that started the craze.
It’s only grown more intricate from there. Entire high schools are banding together to try and produce the best videos.
You can expect this trend to be ruined by the Today show probably next week.