Kids these days and their wild pastimes. Video games, Snapchat, and now... pretending to be mannequins?
The latest viral phenomenon the kids are into these days is the Mannequin Challenge, a meme that involves:
1. Striking a pose.
2. Playing Rae Sremmurd's "Black Beatles."
3. Holding the pose.
According to CNN, the challenge is believed to have originated at the Edward H. White High School in Jacksonville, Florida, but kids are joining in and raising the stakes.
These kids even thew it down with some planking—a memory of memes past.
The significance of "Black Beatles" remains a mystery, but Swae Lee, a guy who makes up half of Rae Sremmurd, got his entire audience in on the bit.
Professional sports teams have also gotten in on the standing-still action to seem super cool with the kids.
You know, kids, taking a simple photograph is also a way to show that you're capable of standing still. But an elaborate tableau is more fun.