Planking: The Latest Internet Trend

by Maggie McGlinchy · June 6, 2011

What do you get when bored college kids lay flat, belly down, on random objects and photograph it? Planking! Planking is a huge internet craze in Australia and, to be honest, I can see why because it's hilarious. Here are some our favorite examples that will make you chuckle!

Planking can occur almost anywhere, like on a community water fountain...

While you're day-raging...

Or while you are at the office...

[Photos via Funnyplankingphotos.com]

But be careful, Funnyplankingphotos warns everyone to be safe plankers...

"Please remember to be safe when planking. You probably don’t want to end up like this guy. Be careful not to fall off things, make sure the objects you are planking on are sturdy and won’t fall over with you on them, avoid planking around moving vehicles and/or sharp objects, and if you are going to ask randoms to take a photo of you planking be aware that there are some weirdos out there and that some of these weirdos can be dangerous (or may run off with your camera). We encourage you to have fun and be adventurous and imaginative with your planking, but do be safe with location and always be aware of your body."

And make sure you document your planking, because otherwise you just look like a huge freak.

Plank on!