Boredom + Stupidity + Internet = Planking

May 18, 2011
Bountiful, Utah

Yay for boredom!
Sometimes stupid things we do are so stupid that become awesome. We, human, do a lot of especially stupid things when we are bored. [That's how "Spin the bottle" and "Bungee jumping" were born!]

When you mix "boredom," "stupidity" and "Internet," you get: Planking

Planking is the action of lying face down with arms to the sides of the body, [with no face expression] in unusual public spaces and photographing it.

There is a Facebook page with 178,843 fans [so far] where people publish their planking:

There is also an anti-planking Facebook-Page called... (Guess!): Standing!

Well, this fad went viral, and we all know when mass-stupidity gets to work, it takes a anything to something beyond stupid...

I don't know if there is a word for it... insane? idiotic? death?


On 15 May 2011, Acton Beale, a 20-year-old male, plunged to his death after reportedly "planking" on a seventh-floor balcony in Brisbane, Australia. This is the first known casualty of the planking fad.
(Do not attempt)

Planking Day

The Planking Australia group on Facebook has announced May 25, 2011 as the inaugural annual Planking Day, to encourage new and group planking, so if you are bored, you feel like being stupid, get reading to plank yourself up.

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