Video Of The Week — Have You Taken The Mannequin Challenge?

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First Lady Michelle Obama and LeBron James doing the Mannequin Challenge. (Photo Credit: Cleveland Cavaliers via Twitter)

The Mannequin Challenge is the latest viral Internet video trend that is taking the world by storm. As the name indicates, it involves being frozen in action for about a minute while the video is being recorded, usually with a catchy tune playing in the background.

It is believed that #MannequinChallenge was started by students from Edward H. White School in Jacksonville, Florida on October 26. Since then, everyone from Hollywood celebrities like Kevin Hart, to tennis star Novak Djokovic to First Lady Michelle Obama, have joined in the fun. The challenge even reunited Destiny’s Child singers Beyoncé, Kelly Rowland, and Michelle Williams!

Hillary Clinton and Bon Jovi participate in the Mannequin Challenge (Photo Credit: YouTube screen capture)

How long the craze lasts remains to be seen. Given that it requires very little talent, the fad may stick around longer than most. However, you never know, so be sure to complete your Mannequin Challenge before it’s too late!

Resources: NPR.com,wikipedia.org

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  • saphege_ems
    saphege_emsWednesday, January 27, 2021 at 12:52 pm
    they had seth king keep the ping pong ball in mid air with his magic!
    • mxctrebleclef
      mxctrebleclefMonday, December 21, 2020 at 11:44 am
      How do you not blink?! #DoTheMannequinChallenge
      • galaxy52
        galaxy52Saturday, December 5, 2020 at 3:56 pm
        That's cool! And you don't have to have any special talent for it
        • dygeweze-160029736229
          dygeweze-160029736229Tuesday, September 22, 2020 at 11:52 am
          THIS IIS SOOOOO COOOL
          • amazingdounuts
            amazingdounutsFriday, August 7, 2020 at 7:04 am
            This is amazing!
            • rockey202
              rockey202Wednesday, July 15, 2020 at 1:18 pm
              I'm gonna try this challenge on my MOM
              • leiker1414
                leiker1414Monday, July 13, 2020 at 8:42 am
                I wanna try that.
                • leiker1414
                  leiker1414Monday, July 13, 2020 at 8:36 am
                  Shout out to the kid's who made this challenge. They did a great job. 👍👍👍
                  • leiker1414
                    leiker1414Monday, July 13, 2020 at 8:15 am
                    I love that song!!!!!
                    • goodvibesonly09
                      goodvibesonly09Monday, July 13, 2020 at 8:15 am
                      I bet the ball stayed maybe by like string so thin its hard to see and the string was hanging from the ceiling honestly im not sure tho 🤷🏽‍♀️
                      • amazingdounuts
                        amazingdounutsFriday, August 7, 2020 at 7:05 am
                        I think so too!
                        • rockey202
                          rockey202Wednesday, July 15, 2020 at 1:12 pm
                          Yeah probably but maybe it was some invisable string