Where did man­nequin chal­lenge orig­i­nate?

Uxbridge Gazette - - NEWS -

SO ex­actly what is in­volved in this lat­est vi­ral sen­sa­tion?

It’s pretty much what it says on the tin. Ev­ery­one as­sumes a frozen (or shop man­nequin) po­si­tion while the per­son in charge of film­ing whizzes in and around each per­son.

The idea is to cre­ate a frozen mo­ment in time. The more cre­ative and dif­fer­ent the poses, the bet­ter.

Its orig­i­nal­ity is pretty ba­sic – some stu­dents in Florida posted the first Man­nequin Chal­lenge on­line fol­lowed by a string of high school kids in Amer­ica.

The trend snow­balled as sports groups across the world took up the chal­lenge. Amer­ica’s First Lady Michelle Obama and stars like Bey­once and Adele and even Paul McCart­ney get­ting in on the act, as well as the Metropoli­tan Po­lice.

The videos is usu­ally ac­com­pa­nied by the song Black Bea­tles by Rae Srem­murd as the sound­track.

Un­like the Ice Bucket Chal­lenge that took off in 2014, there is no con­nec­tion be­tween this in­ter­net craze and an af­fil­i­ated char­ity.

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