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.
President Donald Trump hit back at House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday with a letter saying he was "sorry to inform" her that her trip to Brussels, Belgium and Afghanistan would be canceled due to the government shutdown, just one day after Pelosi proposed cancelling the State of the Union address for similar reasons.
Marine Corps drill instructor R. Lee Ermey in his iconic role in 'Full Metal Jacket' (Warner Bros.)
Retired Marine Staff Sgt. R. Lee Ermey, the legendary Marine drill instructor turned iconic Full Metal Jacket actor who died last year, will be formally laid to rest with full military honors at Arlington National Cemetery at 10 a.m. on Jan. 18, according to the cemetery's web site.