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Planking around the world: The must-see weirdest & wildest of the new fad
Jul 2, 2011 | 3:54 pm
Photo via Facebook
Planking has become a worldwide fad. Whether it's an inspired one or a lazy one — all you do is lie there — is up to you to decide. Check out these images of planking around the world.
Photo via GeekoSystem.com
OK, CultureMap readers and tweeters, you brought up the topic ... and we're loving it. Planking [http: /content.usatoday.com/communities/gameon/post/2011/06/gilbert-arenas-dwight-howard-planking/1], as Australians coined the now-popular term, is "the lying down game." Just put your body down head-first on the ground or on any surface or object (the more unusual, the better; the more public, the better), place your arms to your sides, ready with sans expression and stay still, rather rigid, for a photo. And concentrate (according to my niece). If the image is posted on the Internet, then you've just planked! Hard-working Twitter Man KyleJack shared with us a local planking, so we've traveled the world to bring you more photos of this spontaneous ... and contagious ..."sport." Are you a planker? If so, send us your pics. If not, well what's your planking problem? (For more planking photos, see Geek System [http://www.geekosystem.com/best-planking-pictures/], visit Wiki [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lying_down_game] or just browse the Internet.) Pyramid plank