...Or the lying down game

August 02, 2011




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.





Who started this craze?



Planking is claimed to have been invented by Gary Clarkson and Christian Langdon in 1997. It was first played and became popular in North East England. However, comedian Tom Green claims to have invented "planking" as early as 1994.


The lying down game spread to the rest of the world, where it has also been known as 시체놀이 or playing dead in South Korea on 2003, à plat ventre or On one’s belly in France on 2004, extreme lying down in Australasia on 2008, facedowns in USA and Ireland on 2010), and planking in Australia & New Zealand and worldwide this year.




IS THAT JUSTIN BIEBER?



*1st Photo from Leyna
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