Planking, increasingly popular in Australia, involves people lying flat on their stomachs
in various and sometimes dangerous
settings and then
posting photographs on the Internet.
"Australian police say a man who plunged seven floors to his death from
an apartment balcony was participating
in the Internet
craze of 'planking.'...Queensland state police Deputy Commissioner Ross Barnett told reporters that the dead man, aged in his 20s, fell from
a balcony railing while a friend photographed him before
dawn on Sunday in Brisbane city." - Washington Post, May 15, 2011.