The latest and by far the lamest internet craze in which "people" (mostly bored juveniles and and immature, attention-seeking virgins) participate in.
It involves lying down on your stomach in a public place, with your arms on your side and feet pointed, trying to resemble a plank.
"Plankers" will often take photographs of themselves and post them on facebook, so that their other planking friends can see what an amazing accomplishment they have achieved.
These are the official rules of planking according to there Facebook page:
When performing a Plank:
1/ You must always lay face down, ensuring your face remains expressionless for the duration of the Plank.
2/ Your legs must remain straight, and together with toes pointed.
3/ Your arms must be placed by your side, held straight and fingers pointed.
4/ You must make it known that you are Planking. Saying 'I am Planking' usually get this across. Sternly announcing it will ensure a good result.
5/ Your safety should always be considered. Properly thought through Planking procedures should always go to plan. Never put your self at undue risk.
6/ Every Plank that is captured must be named.
Jack "Hey dude, let's go planking"
John "What? You do that gay shit? Get away from me"
The art of planking is to lay horizontally across any object or the ground with their arms by their sides, aiming to occur in daring situations or a brotherly display of core-strength..
Look at that mad-man planking that parking meter!
To plank. To lay horizontally in a strange or unusual place. To plank you must lay horizontally straighten your body and point your fingers and toes down (towards your feet), then you must name your "plank" and post a picture of the creator (of the plank) performing the pose on Facebook.
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.
Dude : "Hey I'm going planking on the sydney harbour bridge"
Sexy chick : "Nice! I am spastic eagle planking!"
Dude : "You gotta teach me that one"
The incorrect name for Extreme Lying Down.
Person 1: Have you heard of this new craze called Planking?
Person 2: You fool, it's called Extreme Lying Down, and it's been around for years!
A newer name for the lying down game, where you pose for a picture lying flat on your face in an unusual location.
Food superstore Woolworths sacked eight employees this week for planking on top of meat grinders, display shelves, trolleys and stacks of milk crates.
Parkour for people who can't move fast
Jimmy: Did you see that pic of Ben planking on a police car?
Matt: Yeah, I lol'd when I saw it. I heard Ben's too slow to parkour.
Jimmy: Lol yeah, I heard that too. But planking is still as chill.
Proof that humanity has sunk to its lowest point in history thus far. It is the act of lying completely flat across pretty much anything in an urban setting. A friend will take pictures of the act and, of course, post them on Facebook or Twitter. Much favored by hipsters, douchebags, and the like. This trend is currently sweeping the internet, reason: unknown.
Proof that literally ANYTHING can catch on if enough idiots think it is "cool".
Hipster 1: "Hey guy, I just took some awesome planking photos at the Starbucks downtown!"
Hipster 2: "DUDE! I was planking on some benches at the quad yesterday!"
Normal person: "You guys are fucking stupid."
The act of laying on anything to fit in and look like a retard while your friends take pictures of you.
Guy1: What are they doing?
Guy1: Ew the ground is so dirty I'm going to go t-bag that faggot