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Planking is the Latest Internet Dare Craze

 - May 16, 2011
References: couriermail.au & news.au
Planking, or the lying down game, has increased in popularity among people of all ages on the Internet. The idea is to lie as stiff as a board on a public surface of your choice, snap a picture and share it with friends and other plankers. The more daring and creative the planking platform—or lack thereof—the better.

Although planking is meant to be fun, it can be a very dangerous stunt especially when coupled with alcohol, extreme bravery and the need for an adrenaline rush. Unfortunately, a young man in Australia, Acton Beale, met his death because he tried planking on a balcony and fell while trying to take his picture.

According to Couriermail, "The phenomenon has come into the spotlight after a 20-year-old planker from Brisbane was charged by police in Gladstone for attempting the 'ultimate plank' – lying across a police car."

Photo Credits: Planking Australia Facebook