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Planking

12 Jul

If you haven’t heard, there’s a new pointless and pretty stupid idea that has gone completely viral. Planking.

What is Planking? Well, it’s probably one of the dumbest things ever to come out of Australia along with the didgeridoo. Planking is the act of lying face down, completely straight, with your hands at your sides, while your buddy photographs you. Sounds cool right? No.

In order to accumulate the most planking points participants throughout the world are uploading pictures of themselves planking in the craziest and most random places; on top of railings, trees, toilet bowls, animals, police cars, ball sacks, you name it. Anything goes really. Thousands of photos have already been uploaded to the Facebook planking page.
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As to be expected with most dumb ideas however, people are already beginning to enter the Darwin Awards Hall of Fame, as planking has proven to be fatal when a young Australian male plunged 7 stories to his death during a failed plank attempt. Police in Australia have started to crack down on the craze by threatening to meet dangerous plank attempts with excessive fines and possible jail time.

What’s ironic is that police in Bermuda issued a similar large scale crackdown after photos of one of their own officers planking on top of their police van hit the web recently.

It looks like people just can’t seem to resist this new craze. I think we may have a new First Date Red Flag!

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3 Responses to “Planking”

  1. Jocelyn 08/17/2011 at 11:58 PM #

    Ah, planking.

    While i am a fan of random, not so normal acts… i think it really depends WHERE you plank. I saw a guy planking on the floor at the mall. Not only is this a stupid attempt, but his girlfriend kissed him after. Don’t people care about hygiene anymore?!

    I’d say that if your date tried planking on the first date… they’re trying too hard. 3rd date.. I’d let it slide but only if it was a super cool plank.

    • Minor 08/22/2011 at 2:32 PM #

      Love it!

  2. LipCash 04/11/2012 at 6:29 PM #

    I do think I like the one with his head in the toilet the best. Right where a man belongs ;)

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