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Planking (fad)

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Planking is an activity consisting of lying face down—sometimes in an unusual or incongruous ... He informed CNN about this video evidence and how it did not air on the show, stating that it w...

Is 'planking' connected to the slave trade? - The Washington Post

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Jul 8, 2011 ...Planking was a way to transport slaves on ships during the slave trade, ... But the term does have some connection to the slave trade, said ...

Planking: a brief history | World news | The Guardian

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May 16, 2011 ... The internet craze of lying face down in bizarre locations has gone global, and now it has claimed its first victim. Tom Meltzer reports on how it ...

Planking | Know Your Meme

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May 25, 2011 ... Planking, often referred to as the “planking craze”, refers to the act of ... “The point of that video, we did a random, ridiculous thing and made a ...

'Planking' Photos -- Rapper Xzibit Says It's RACIST!!! - TMZ.com

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Jul 8, 2011 ... planking is stupid anyways, ugh how come black people always have to try to find a way to make ... When did X ever say it was racist? I read his ...

Planking Is the New Internet 'Craze,' as Long as You Don't Die

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May 15, 2011 ... "As planking gains popularity, there may be more injuries and ... More details to come. .... How did the guy die from 'planking' on the balcony?

How planking has spread to become an internet phenomenon ...

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May 31, 2011 ... But the tragedies did little to decrease the popularity of planking. ... Even her counterpart in New Zealand has come out in support of planking.

Viral Postmortem: What Did Planking Mean? | Inverse

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May 22, 2015 ... What, then, did planking mean, in the big scheme of memes? ... While it had its variations — Tebowing and owling come to mind — they never ...

"Planking" Photos Becoming a Major Fad - PetaPixel

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May 16, 2011 ... The activity doesn't come without risks — as everyone competes for ... My friends and I last July did some 'planking' but we just called it the ...

Plank | Definition of Plank by Merriam-Webster

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transitive verb. 1 : to cover, build, or floor with planks. 2 : to set down forcefully — usually used with down. 3 : to cook and serve on a board ...

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Two groups claim to have invented planking - either in Somerset, England in 2000 as the "lying down game" or eight years later in South Australia as planking.
Planking has grown in popularity, particularly in Australia where there has been huge media coverage.
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'It's an insult to African Americans': Planking accused of being racist ...

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Jul 8, 2011 ... 'Planking was a way to transport slaves on ships during the slave trade, it's not funny. ... 'I did a little research and it revealed that slaves were chained and ..... ' They know not to come down my road': Liam Hemsworth jokes he ...

Who, What, Why: What is planking? - BBC News - BBC.com

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May 16, 2011 ... A man has died in Australia after taking part in the internet phenomenon of planking. But what is it and where did the craze come from?

Is 'Planking' Racist? - Gawker

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Jul 8, 2011 ... Planking, the fad in which people take pictures of themselves lying face ... I did a little research and it revealed that slaves were chained and ...