Extreme Lying down is a sport characterized by lying face down with your hands by your sides, and toes pointed straight down.
Although there are no set rules as to where ELD
takes place, it is often done in precarious places so one can show off to friends.
Photos of people performing ELD are often posted on social media sites, such as Facebook
The craze of ELD has recently taken off in Australia, although it is commonly, but incorrectly, referred to as Planking
ELD has been around, but not well known, for many years, and has only recently come into the public eye due to Australian Rugby League
football player David 'Wolfman' Williams using it when he scores a try, among other things. Williams incorrectly calls it Planking, which is why the term has taken off.
Person 1: Hey, what's that guy doing lying down on top of that lamp post? It look's pretty extreme.
Person 2: Exactly! It's called Extreme Lying Down! It's been around for ages! But don't let anyone tell you it's called planking, though!