Now every person living in Australia knows that this country is a bit on “I’m bored” country. Where Australians are stereotyped to having a laidback life where you hit the beaches mateee, and that we ride on our kangaroos to school. Well anyway it started around a month ago when the internet craze ‘planking’ came to surface in Australia. ‘Planking’ is when someone lies on their stomach and be as straight as possible with their arms to their sides. Literally they are trying to mimic a plank of wood, what made it more of a craze was that you had to do it somewhere significant like on a building, in a shop, etc but not like in your bedroom, people who plank in their bedrooms and post it on Facebook or the internet are referred to as ‘amateur plankers’. I had a friend that planked on a police car and posted it as his DP on Facebook but a day later he had it removed because he found an article where a man was arrested for planking on a police car, he got caught because he as well posted it on Facebook.
|The Art of Planking|
But then after a while a tragic incident had occurred, the first man to die from planking. A Brisbane man was drunk and he attempted to plank on balcony railing 7 storeys high. He lost his footing and fell down to his death. (You can read more here http://www.smh.com.au/national/planker-tries-new-craze-and-plunges-to-his-death-20110515-1eod4.html)
|20 Year Old Acton Beale who died from Planking|
After the planking craze died down something new appeared in Australia. It was called ‘cone-ing’, cone-ing is when you order a soft serve ice-cream and when you reach for it your hand is upside down and you reach for the ice cream instead of the cone, then you turn your hand around and eat the cone, with the ice-cream in your hand on the bottom and the cone on the top.
I personally find it very weird and would not do it but if you were to do for some harmless fun then I won’t stop you.
Have you ever planked or cone-d? What do you think about planking and cone-ing?