Wednesday, July 20, 2011


Planking is a new online fad that has spread after a 20 year old attempted to do so on a balcony resulting in death. Planking is to lay horizontally in a strange or unusual place.You must straighten your body and point your fingers and toes down (towards your feet), then you must name your "plank" and post a picture of the creator (of the plank) performing the pose on Facebook. But, participants are unknowing of the fact that this new past time has a dark past. The term planking originated from slavery. Planking was the method they used to pack slaves in ships to make more space for the rest. Like in this picture below:

Does this photo change the way anyone feels about the subject of planking now, or do you still feel it's just harmless fun? We're curious to know.I don't fault those who have no knowlege of where the term originated from but, this is why we should research and learn where things begin and not fall victim to fads just because everyone else is doing so.


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