The IT Tallaght Mannequin Challenge?
What is the mannequin challenge?
The mannequin challenge is where a person or group of people take part in a short video – but they all appear to be frozen in time like mannequins.
The camera will then wind through the scene, with close-ups of motionless participants.
The idea is that nobody in the scene even blinks as the camera is moving past, making it seem like they are not real people.
Sometimes, at the end of the scene everyone starts moving – almost to the surprise of the person viewing the footage.
What are the rules?
For starters everyone in the footage must be completely still, no blinking, no moving, no twitching.
Each video should be different to the last, clearly, otherwise what’s the point in watching? The video is also usually silent.
Sometimes at the end of the video, someone will nominate someone else to do the challenge and post the result on social media including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Oh yeah and be sure to hashtag it #mannequinchallenge
Is there a point to it?
Not really, it is mostly just a bit of fun but some celebrities have used it to promote their tours and Hillary Clinton used it to get people out and voting.
While the #icebucketchallenge was all about raising money for charity, the #mannequinchallenge doesn’t seem to be attached to any particular cause.