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Going viral and standing still: Maryland takes the mannequin challenge

Going viral and standing still: Maryland takes the mannequin challenge

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So, that's pretty much the gist of it. The #mannequinchallenge has been filling up your news feed for the better part of the last few days, be it Twitter, Facebook or Instagram.

The trend began within the last few weeks — usually a simple video with a cast of characters (teammates, classmates, coworkers, friends, etc.) standing still, or posing in a funny or awkward position, while the camera person meanders throughout the still scene as a music bed plays behind it.

It's less action-packed than the ice bucket challenges a few years ago, but it might take a little more creativity. And in some cases — as you'll see...

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