Planking planking planking, noticed this trending all over twitter recently and ever since bin seeing pictures of people plank all over the place and not to leave dangerous planking which could lead to these copy cats death. Had to ask around, WHO D HELL INVENTED THIS.
In my search, i found out its just a mere game also known as 'The lying down game or face downs'. The popular game according to sources consist of lying face down in an unusual or incongruous location to mimic a wooden plank.The hands must touch the sides of the body and having a photograph of the participant taken and posted on the internet is the integral part of the game.
Invented by Gary Clarkson and Christian Langdon in 1997. It first became popular in North East England, then all of Britain by the summer of 2009.