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How to do the #MannequinChallenge

So in my online journalism class we decided to do the Mannequin Challenge. For anyone who doesn’t know what that is, all you need is a large group of people and a bit of quiet. The only rule is that you and anyone who is participating has to stay as still as, well, a mannequin.

The origin of the Mannequin Challenge is a bit fuzzy, and like most internet trends, hard  to track down. But the only thing that is consistent is the use of the song “Black Beatles” by Rae Sremmurd featuring Gucci Mane. The song is a synth-filled hip-hop song that plays in the background of every video. (In our video we removed the audio to show how it was created).

The way to do it is to stand as still as you can while a friend walks around and films everyone. Celebrities do it, athletes do it, and even Fox News did it. You can do a normal scene, or follow the footsteps of Adele and do a pub scene. Either way, this is some fun that you don’t want to miss out on!



Hello everyone! My name is Maddie and I am a senior the University of Hartford.

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