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Old 05-16-2011, 04:25 PM   #1
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Seriously Australia... WTF?

OK - I think I have established that I don't generally understand this twitter craze, even though it seems to be infecting everything. But I picked this little piece of news off the "trending" panel on Yahoo!

THE planking craze is spreading like a virus around the world fuelled by news of a man's fatal seven story plunge from a Brisbane unit block.

In what is thought to be Australia's first planking fatality, Acton Beale, 20, of Kangaroo Point, slipped when he tried to plank on a 5cm wide balcony railing outside his front door.

By 8am this morning the Planking Australia Facebook page had more than 85,000 followers, up from 65,000 last night and growing by the hour. New planking pages were opened in Ireland, the United Kingdom and Norway, while the trend is also attracting a huge amount of interest in the United States.

"I didn't know about planking til I heard the news. This is not a dangerous sport promoting stupidity. It's just a random thing for fun as far as I'm concerned. That death is no different to teens drinking and driving or jumping from the balcony to a pool," Nick Möllers writes.
So my brain starts to think - 'planking'? what the hell is that?

I'm kinda thinking it is something extreme, maybe even fun because I believe the Australians also gave us the idea of Zorbing which is going downhill in a big plastic bubble that is partly full of water.

Do a little research... and what do I find Planking is? Lying face down in unusual places in public. Seriously. Here are some examples:

Seriously. That's it. And a guy died doing it. Polish up the Darwin award because I don't think they'll get dumber than that. Holy crap. What is going on down there... what ever happened to normal fads like pogs, Rubik's cube revivals, pogo balls or just doing drugs like a normal youth?
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And like the sea
I'm constantly changing from calm to ill
Madness fills my heart and soul as if the great divide could swallow me whole
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