Tuesday, 14 June 2011

Planking and Cone-ing


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?

24 comments:

  1. Planking is very stupid.

    ReplyDelete
  2. I extremely dislike planking. I dont see the point in it. However, cone-ing is insanely funny :P

    ReplyDelete
  3. planking = glorified lying down and completely stupid. Cone-ing on the other hand is something different and amazingly funny!

    ReplyDelete
  4. Planking was fine for a while, but then everyone started to do it to fit in and it lost it's meaning, but that cone-ing, made me mad and laugh at the same time...
    haha..

    ReplyDelete
  5. Sucks that he died, atleast it was an honourable death and he was doing what he loved.

    ReplyDelete
  6. LOL! I think I will try coning

    ReplyDelete
  7. Haha, this looks like a brilliant thing to do. :L

    ReplyDelete
  8. Coning looks awesome! Gotta try it sometime.

    ReplyDelete
  9. it seems silly I don't really get the humor of it

    ReplyDelete
  10. HAHAHA at first i was like "planking"... what?? but then: "cone-ing" ha ha awesome

    ReplyDelete
  11. Haha that is the best thing ive seen in a long time

    ReplyDelete
  12. HAHAHA I love you man! I gotta try this now! Def best follow ever, keep up the funny vids!

    ReplyDelete
  13. I see people dieing panking as Dawin's theory of Natural Selection at work.

    ReplyDelete
  14. sounds like a 'great' idea... hahaa

    ReplyDelete
  15. I did some planking photos myself :D

    But that cone-ing is HILARIOUS.

    ReplyDelete
  16. Wow that cone-ing video far surpassed my expectations.. Haha pretty funny stuff :)

    ReplyDelete
  17. omg that video!! hahaha
    thanks man, will follow you ;)

    ReplyDelete
  18. Hahaha, good stuff. But phooning = superior. Seriously, google it.

    ReplyDelete
  19. Planking really made no sense lol. Someone was drinking wayyy too much fosters when they thought of this.

    ReplyDelete
  20. I can get planking but not coning. I mean WTH haha

    ReplyDelete
  21. Last week I was at Six Flags and planked in front of that mini train going through the park. That was hilarious. To bad I didn't got it on tape.

    ReplyDelete