What is ‘planking’—and how long will this Internet fad last?

Here’s a quick primer on the activity that’s got the Internet buzzing.

That’s what happened to an Australian man while planking.

For those who haven’t yet heard about this phenomenon, planking is the act of lying flat on one’s stomach in an interesting (sometimes dangerous) setting while someone snaps a picture of you. Then you post the photo online. And—that’s it.

Apple employees do it.

The Dutch do it.

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