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That #MannequinChallenge has gone so crazy even Beyoncé's done it

Like the Harlem Shake, but stationary.

IF YOU THOUGHT we’d made it safely into the end of 2016 without another viral challenge, you were mistaken.

The #MannequinChallenge has been all over Twitter and Instagram over the past few days, and thanks to a few famous participants (more on that later) it’s finally exploded worldwide.

It appears to have started late in October when a bunch of high school students from Florida uploaded this video of them posing motionless in a classroom:

Can’t see the video? Click here.

Now, people are trying to outdo each other with ridiculously complicated scenes like this:

And this one, featuring a bunch of cheerleaders:

And this skilfully choreographed fight scene.

One of the most impressive videos, in our opinion, is this one, which features an unusually cooperative cat.

Can’t see the video? Click here.

And those famous participants we were talking about earlier? Only Destiny’s Child. Yes, Beyoncé, Kelly Rowland, and Michelle Williams have gotten in on it:

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Will it become as ubiquitous as the Ice Bucket Challenge or the Harlem Shake? Only time will tell…

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