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05/20/2011 11:08 AM ID: 89388 Permalink   

Internet Trend "Planking" Claims First Victim

 

"Planking" describes a rigid pose in which the player lies face-down and stiff as a wooden board on an an unusual spot, takes a picture of it and posts it on the Internet.

Planking websites have many fans (over 200.000 "like" the respective Facebook page). The trend has reached the public as a 20-year-old Australian died while planking last week. He fell off a high-rise balcony.

"Planking is an extreme sport which requires years of constant training to perfect the complex technique," can be read on the Planking Facebook page.

 
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  11 Comments
  
  You know  
 
I find it funny. Yeah, dude died, but dude didn´t have to be a dumbass and try to balance himself on a railing. Any injuries that occur from this "planking" are deserved.
 
  by: nimira     05/20/2011 11:28 AM     
  @nimira  
 
I couldn´t agree more! If you are THAT stupid it´s about time you were removed from the genepool before you spread stupidity.

You are 20 not 12, you should know better!
 
  by: Flutje   05/20/2011 03:17 PM     
  Bet he didn´t  
 
plank all the way down ...
 
  by: ben_reilly     05/20/2011 03:39 PM     
  when  
 
when you plank and fall it´s called a plunk!
 
  by: shannon853   05/20/2011 03:52 PM     
  Fools...  
 
idiots, dumb planks. I can think of far better ways of wasting your life than stupid games. Some people just do not deserve a right to live.
 
  by: captainJane     05/20/2011 04:12 PM     
  Darwinism at its finest  
 
The gene pool improved, just a bit.
 
  by: mcink2   05/20/2011 04:15 PM     
  For a moment there  
 
I thought this article was about pirates that were forced to walk the plank.
 
  by: luxfestinus     05/20/2011 11:23 PM     
  How is it a sport?  
 
I can understand calling it a stunt or a hobby. But how is lying face down on something (or in the case of the photo, on another person) a sport?

 
  by: Jaded Fox     05/21/2011 12:27 AM     
  The hell  
 
How is this even remotely funny? What a terrible ass meme.
 
  by: ronny_cordova   05/21/2011 01:25 AM     
  Planking  
 
another word for natural Selection.

Really Planking? The game of FUCKTARDS. "DUH LETS LIKE CLIMB A BUILDING AND LAY ON THE EDGE OF IT LIKE A PIECE OF WOOD"

this is why one should not breed with other family members.... MY GOD PEOLE.

[ edited by smgordon1259 ]
 
  by: smgordon1259   05/23/2011 05:45 AM     
  @Jaded  
 
Ever seen The Office? Remember the time when Dwight, Michael and Andy(?) were jumping all over the place and Andy(?) jumped in an empty refrigerator box?

Its the same lame context that The Office was pointing out. The idea behind it is to find different situations which you keep yourself straight long enough to have a picture. The weirder, or more thrilling, the better. I guess the Facebook fad isn´t enough for this generation.
 
  by: nimira     05/23/2011 07:32 AM     
 
 
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