To the left is a depiction of a dumb new craze called 'planking' that seems innocent enough, but can be taken to extremely dangerous levels if you don't have a lick of sense in your head. Apparently the trend has claimed the lives of two very bored teens in Australia.
How, you ask? Read on.
Planking involves lying prostrate, face down, hands by your side and photographing it. Simple and effective. But some people feel that the more precarious the location, like say on top of a 7-story building, the more cred you get for a seriously difficult plank. Hence the deaths.
Don't do that. Instead try for a reasonable height like an appliance. It's striking to behold the raw power of a safe, and well executed planking especially if no one gets hurt.
(The person above is my nearly 30-year-old brother planking on top of a refrigerator. Yeah, the apples don't fall far from our dumb family tree.)
Although planking is admittedly hilarious looking it's not hilarious at all to find out that you don't possess exceptional skills for balancing while you roll off of a railing and onto cement stairs 20 feet below where people are just trying to enjoy their lunch.
For the record, planking itself is not dangerous unless you make it dangerous. Don't be dumb if you're going to engage in this dumb activity and avoid planking on a wood chipper, a moving motor vehicle that comes to an abrupt stop, or above any sort of swimming pool filled with glass shards, etc.
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