New Internet Trend: Baby Mugging

Published 04/26 2013 02:58PM

Updated 04/26 2013 03:02PM

The newest craze sweeping the Internet is baby mugging. Don't worry, it's not what it sounds like.

The recipe is pretty simple: You need a baby, a coffee mug and a camera. Photograph the baby behind the mug so that, with the magic of perspective, it looks like the child is in the cup. Then sit back and enjoy the hilarity that ensues.

Ilana Wiles of Mommy Shorts inspired this brilliant trend last week, when in the wake of the Boston Marathon bombings she didn't know what to post on her parenting humor website. "It felt weird in the days after to do a regular post," Wiles told TODAY Moms. Hoping to at least make someone smile, she posted a photo of her baby in a mug. Within hours, #babymugging and #babeinamug were officially a thing.

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