Watch These Mannequin Challenge Videos for an Immediate Uptick in Happiness
November 9, 2016

If you’re in need of a break from scrolling through your election-filled social-media news feeds (and I mean, who isn’t?), maybe it’s time to take a look at the best mannequin challenge videos so far.

If you’re not familiar with this challenge, don’t stress. It’s incredibly—nay, somewhat unbelievably—simple to understand. You just get someone to film you pretending to be frozen. Like…a mannequin. (Side note: This reminds me of a favorite game my two sisters and I used to play in department stores when we were bored. We’d crawl behind the glass separating the clothing store’s mannequins from the merchandise and freeze like them. We were apparently very ahead of our time. Our parents did not particularly care for this game, because when they went to collect us from our frozen positions, we continued to stay immobile and stiff. Our dad would have to carry us out of the store sideways, still in our poses. Sorry, parents.)

The ladies of Destiny’s Child set the bar pretty high, but then, they already had practice, right? I’m talking about the music video for “Say My Name,” of course. Here’s their 2016 update:

But then we have this Atlanta, Georgia–based pole-dancing studio. Words don’t really do this video justice, so just watch:

“Dancing with the Stars” got in on the act, too. The best part? When they let their freeze-frame go and just enjoy the chance to groove.

#MannequinChallenge #dwts 👌🏼

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But no one is as good as Brigham Young University’s gymnastics team. No. One. #micdrop

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