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planking ! (does it sound new?)


Planking or the lying down game is an activity consisting of lying face down in an unusual or incongruous location. The hands must touch the sides of the body and having a photograph of the participant taken and posted on the internet is an integral part of the game.Players compete to find the most unusual and original location in which to play. The term planking refers to mimicking a wooden plank
 
Many participants of planking since 2011 have photographed the activity on unusual locations such as atop poles, roofs and vehicles, while some "plankers" engage in the activity by planking only their upper body and feet while leaving the back suspended.

Planking is claimed to have been invented by Gary Clarkson and Christian Langdon in 2000

this game is very famous in australia

 A man who plunged to his death from a 7th floor Brisbane balcony was taking part in the 



                                                                                 The internet craze of Planking involves someone lying flat on their stomach with their arms to the side in unusual and, more often than not, dangerous situations and then posting a photograph on internet social networking sites such as Facebook or Twitter. initially gaining popularity in Europe and Japan where it became known as the lying down game, it grew into something of a fad in Australia where the term “planking”” was coined.






On 15 May 2011, Acton Beale, a 20-year-old man, plunged to his death after reportedly "planking" on a seventh-floor balcony in Brisbane, Australia.


Sources:
www.wikepedia.org
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planking ! (does it sound new?) Reviewed by Gowardhan Doddi on 8/05/2011 11:45:00 AM Rating: 5

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