If you haven’t heard of the Mannequin Challenge yet, where have you been? Curled up in a ball thanks to the election results or something? Get over it! (Not really.) The Mannequin Challenge is the latest viral video trend where a room full of people stand still (like mannequins, DUH) while someone walks through the room filming them, usually while the song “Black Beatles” is playing.

Here are my two favorites to help give you an idea.

First the BYU Cougars gymnastics team:

And behind the scenes at the Late Late Show with James Corden:

Simple enough, right? All you have to do is stay still! It’s a challenge everyone can participate in, no matter their age, race, religion or political affiliation! Oh wait a second. Scratch that “age” thing. Preschoolers totally can’t do this.

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You have to appreciate their effort. But also wonder why their go-to poses consisted of surprised faces and sort of lifting their arms a little.

Preschoolers! You’re doing it wrong!


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