As many know, the Internet can be a strange, yet hilarious place full of odd things like singing cats and posing memes. The latter is a newer addition, with the viral phenomena of planking leading the way.
For the uninitiated, planking involves a person lying as stiff as possible on top of, in between or under something; they then are photographed and put on the Internet for everyone to enjoy. Since then, posing memes have boomed to epic proportions, including everything from Tebowing to Owling to Horsemaning. Some organizations have even caught wind of this pattern and are using it as an advertising initiative, as seen with the sponsored release of Shamrocking on part of McDonalds.
Ultimately, posing memes are like one big inside joke for every Internet nerd to be in on.
Planking Starts a Slew of Pose-Based Viral Finds
Fast Food Memes
#Shamrocking Has Users Posing for St. Patricks Day
Tasty Internet Meme Remixes
Jack in the Box's 'Blacon' is Planking for Bacon Lovers
Head-Hiding Viral Videos
Going Ostrich Puts Planking to Shame
Posh Planking Captures
The Ilva Heitmann by Markus Pritzi for Sleek Magazine Shoot is Dramatic
Get Down on One Knee Like Tim Tebow with 'Tebowing'
Hanging Hero Memes
The Batmanning Meme Takes Planking to New Heights
Planking Dog Projects
'Maddie The Coonhound' Makes Normal Balancing Acts Look Like a Breeze
Faux Decapitation Photography
Horsemaning has People Going Crazy for Being Headless
The DIS Magazine Plank Girl Editorial is a Mix Between Memes and Couture
The Famous Sad Keanu Reeves Meme is Revamped by House Beautiful Magazine
Perching Owl Internet Games
The Owling Meme Puts Planking in the Past
Football Playmate Poses
These Photos Present Playboy Models Tebowing
'Hover Hands' Photoblog Showcases Hapless Guys with Hot Girls