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."
by OhJustGetOverIt July 21, 2011
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When a man has really bad morning wood but he also has to pee so he lays on top of the toilet to pee
I broke my nose because I fell off the toilet while planking this morning
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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..
by jim-the-birdman May 4, 2011
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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.
by Frankie1969 May 20, 2011
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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.
by TehChingsta June 14, 2011
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When one proceeds to lie flat on a dangerous/unusual surface, with their hands by their sides. A photo is then taken of the planker, and posted online. It is a competition to plank in the most unusual/dangerous place. People have died planking - yet it is still an internet craze. Its fucking stupid.
Dude, did you see that guy lying on top of that 8 storey high pole?

Yeah man, he was planking.

Oh. Get a photo before he fell?
by jahhman23 May 20, 2011
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Planking was invented in 2009 by Paige Wilson of Stockton, Ca. "Weston ranch". It was popularized by the social group, "hipsters".
Damn son, you be planking?
You be planking it more than Paige Wilson.
by itgetsthehoseagain May 24, 2011
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