Have You Seen the Mannequin Challenge?
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A mannequin is a plastic model used in clothing stores.
A storeowner puts clothing on the mannequin to show shoppers how the clothing looks on the human body. Unlike a human being that moves, the mannequins stay in one place.
Starting in late October, videos with the hashtag Mannequin Challenge started coming out on YouTube, Facebook and Twitter.
The videos show people freezing in place while the camera moves around them. In the background, you sometimes can hear a song called "Black Beatles" by the hip-hop group Rae Sremmurd.
At first, high school students and college sports teams were doing the Mannequin Challenge. One story about the development of the video trend says a Twitter user posted the first Mannequin Challenge video on October 26. It showed some students at a high school in Florida.
Then it started to catch on. Hillary Clinton did a video on her airplane on November 8.
Just two days later, the NBA champion basketball team, the Cleveland Cavaliers, visited President Barack Obama at the White House. While the players were there, they made a Mannequin Challenge video with Michelle Obama.
LeBron James was not perfect, however. He blinked his eyes when the camera passed by. He posed taking a selfie with Michelle Obama.
Other sports teams have done videos, too.
The Pittsburgh Steelers of the National Football League, or NFL, did a video that showed players talking to media members, along with other locker room scenes.
The challenge seems like fun for the participants and viewers. But not everyone is impressed by them.
For example, the Spanish national soccer team posted a video after its game with England on Tuesday night. During the game, England scored a goal and did the Mannequin Challenge on the field as part of its celebration.
Neither team succeeded in winning the game, which ended in a 2-2 tie.
One sports newspaper from Spain said the video was better than the team's performance on the field.
And that's What's Trending Today.
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1.plastic model 塑料模型
This is the plastic model, the steel one costs a little more.
2.human body 人体
A vitamin is a chemical compound that cannot be synthesized by the human body.
3.move around 围绕；环绕
He stood up and began to move around the room.
4.At first 最初；起先
At first they all thought I was a loony.
1.Then it started to catch on. Hillary Clinton did a video on her airplane on November 8.
catch on 理解；流行起来
It took me a blue moon to catch on to the directions.
I expect this new way of doing business will take some time to catch on.
2.LeBron James was not perfect, however. He blinked his eyes when the camera passed by.
pass by 经过；通过
The President vetoed the economic package passed by Congress.
The bill was passed by a vote of 276 to 54.
商家把时装穿戴在假人身上，顾客能够看到衣服的上身效果 。与人类不同的是，假人是纹丝不动的 。
视频中可以看出，当镜头进行环绕拍摄时，被拍的人要保持静止姿势 。有时还能从视频中听到嘻哈乐队Rae Sremmurd的《Black Beatles》背景音乐 。
“假人挑战”最初是从高中生和大学运动队兴起的 。一篇介绍该假人挑战发展过程的新闻里写道，10月26日，一位推特用户发布了首个“假人挑战”视频，视频主角是佛罗里达州一所高中的学生 。
随后“假人挑战”开始蔓延 。11月8日，希拉里·克林顿在飞机上拍下“假人挑战”视频 。
两天后，NBA总冠军克利夫兰骑士队受奥巴马邀请参观白宫 。球员们趁机与第一夫人玩儿起了假人挑战 。
不过，勒布朗·詹姆斯（LeBron James）表现欠佳，当镜头经过时他眨了眼睛 。他与米歇尔用自拍的姿势凹造型 。
参与者与围观群众似乎都对假人挑战津津乐道 。但不是每个人都对假人挑战印象深刻 。
例如，周二晚间，西班牙国足结束与英国队的比赛后发布了一则视频 。比赛期间，英格兰队射入一球，随后球员们在场上进行“假人挑战”以示庆祝 。