What is "planking"?
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS
Amidst all the new photo fads, planking, or the lying down game, seems to be one of the most popular among both youth and even adults. Planking is an activity consisting of lying face down in an unusual or incongruous location. The participant's hands must touch the sides of the body and having a photograph of the participant taken and posted on the internet is an integral part of the game. Players compete to find the most unusual and original location in which to play. Since early 2011, many participants in planking have photographed the activity on unusual and safe locations such as atop poles, roofs and vehicles, while some "plankers" engage in the activity by planking only their upper body and feet while leaving their back suspended. Pictured planking at a recent block party is Eric Christopher, 18, of Delano.