Put 'Em In a Coffin
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"Put 'Em In a Coffin" is a Vine video fad in which the participant hurls oneself onto the flat surface of an object or fixture, most typically on a crowded table or hood of a car, while facing the opposite direction with both arms crossed.
The trend was born in late May 2014 when VonMar, a member of the rap group ThotBoyz, began uploading a series of Vine videos demonstrating the move. On June 11th, one of VonMar's "put 'em in a coffin" videos went viral on Vine (shown below, accumulating more than 2.9 million views, 62,300 likes and 62,000 shares in the following six months. As of December 2014, this Vine clip remains the most popular instance of the series.
On June 10th, OMGVines submitted a YouTube video compilation of "Put 'Em in a Coffin" Vine videos (shown below). In the next six months, the video racked up over 782,000 views on YouTube, further boosting the exposure of the fad in the social media. The video has since been removed. On June 12th, Viner Matthew Espinosa 2 uploaded a video of him saying "put em in a coffin" before jumping on to a table crowded by his friends (shown below). Within the first six months, the video gained over 2.87 million views, 127,800 likes and 49,000 shares.
Between June and August 2014, the fad continued to grow on the video-sharing platform, leading to the creation of more than 500 videos under the hashtags #PutEmInACoffin and #PutEmInTheCoffin in which various participants yell out the catchphrase before performing the stunt.
 Vine – VonMar's PUT EM IN A COFFIN
 Vine – Search Results for #PutEmInACoffin
 Vine – Search Results for #PutEmInTheCoffin
 Reddit – Where does this "put 'em in a coffin" viral meme come from and what heck is the "squa" part about?
 MMO-Champions – Put'em in a Coffin
 Bleacher Report – Arkansas State Player Plays Dead During Fake Punt, Gets Lit Up
 Break (via Wayback Machine) – Destructive "Put Em In A Coffin" Fad Has Gone Viral
 YouTube – Search Results for Put 'Em in a Coffin
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