The Mannequin Challenge was a thing that happened 9,789,998 light years ago (in internet time, anyway) and we’ve all moved on to the newest challenge of the moment, the Fire Challenge, which involves trying to not throw yourself into a giant fire after reading all of the depressing news of 2016. But in these astronauts’ defense, they’re all the way in space, so they’re probably on a 2-month delay when it comes to finding out about the latest stunt that people are pulling for likes.
European Space Agency astronaut Thomas Pesquet tweeted a video yesterday of the crew aboard the International Space Station doing the Mannequin Challenge on their day off. You know, if I was an astronaut in space, I’d be spending my day off trying to figure out how I can get to Mars and live off of human caca potatoes (pootatoes) like Matt Damon so that I wouldn’t have to return to the bloody cum dingle that is earth. (Although, I’d end up returning anyway because they don’t have In-N-Out in space and Grindr doesn’t work up there.) But these astronauts decided to spend their day off stealthily holding onto stuff while freezing their bodies in microgravity.
— Thomas Pesquet (@Thom_astro) December 29, 2016
Yes, that’s impressive, but they didn’t come close to beating Boston the Boxer at the game he’ll own forever. So they had to stay still in microgravity? Big deal! Boston had to stay still while trying to hide his judgement about the weird shit that humans do to pass the time.