The objective of planking is to have a dead straight body, arms by side, palms facing inwards, toes down or pointed - to mimic a plank of wood.
*Variations are the vertical plank, the inverted plank, the hanging plank, multiple ply plank (mutliple people in one action)
"Did you see that guy planking? It gave me wood"
"That girls planking is gammin, bent legs, bent body, poor form"
Planking is a great pastime for people who get bored easily and have friends willing to take pictures of them looking like retards. Public planking is more adventurous and is harder to pull off especially on things like: cop cars, public toilets, and in the middle of six way highways.
Planking can also be dangerous if performed: in places of frequent use, the tops of tall buildings and placed frequented by pedophiles and rapists.
Sexy chick : "Nice! I am spastic eagle planking!"
Dude : "You gotta teach me that one"
Proof that literally ANYTHING can catch on if enough idiots think it is "cool".
Hipster 2: "DUDE! I was planking on some benches at the quad yesterday!"
Normal person: "You guys are fucking stupid."