According to wikipedia, 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.
Since 2011, many participants in planking 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. Comedian Tom Green claims to have invented “planking” as early as 1994. The game is compared with the slave trade-era practice and manner of stowing African slaves upon the planks of a slave ship’s lower hold, as illustrated in the Brookes abolitionist poster imagery.
That’s just a little back story for those of you who might be new to this bizzare game. Have a good time viewing these. Some of you would have seen some of these already. If you have been following the game that is.
* Some pictures are from plankinglol.com