The “mannequin challenge” is video’s latest attempt to break the internet. Across the country, there has been a surge in videos of people standing frozen in action trying not to blink as the song “Black Beatles” by Rae Sremmurd plays in the background. The first video was produced by high school students in Jacksonville, Florida, in late-October. But the trend was quick to spread.
For the military, the mannequin challenge brings a whole new meaning to standing in formation. These four mannequin challenges, one from each service branch, are our favorites.
The Air Force’s rendition
This awesome Army attempt out of West Point
The “savage” Marine Corps’ version
The Naval Academy’s epic football freeze frame