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Watch: The Planking Craze


"Planking" is an Australian internet fad suddenly in the news down under because a man was recently charged for doing it on a police car. The craze's most well-known face (and bod) belongs to hunky Manly Sea Eagle rugby star David Williams (below). 


Folks are apparently going so far as to take foolish, fatal risks to outdo one another.

(via afterelton, joe)


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  1. That final shot of Sandra Sully (Australia's version of Diane Sawyer or Katie Couric) cracked me up. I doubt we'll ever be seeing that on CBS nightly news...

    Posted by: Lewis Payton | May 16, 2011 7:03:30 PM

  2. Ausie men are the sexiest males BUT if this sh@t is big in Oz land then woooooooooooooo



    Posted by: mstrozfckslv | May 16, 2011 7:55:17 PM

  3. One Aussie has already died from the "Planking" craze. Taking it a little to extreme, he fell seven floors to his death after attempting to plank on his apartment's balcony railing and lost his balance. In just over a week, there are now more than 150,000 fans on the Planking Facebook Page -

    Posted by: Michael | May 16, 2011 9:16:53 PM

  4. Australians really need to drink less.

    Posted by: Eric26 | May 16, 2011 9:40:19 PM

  5. HAHAHAHAHAHA! At the guy laying across the desk at the end. Looks so dumb but I totally wanna do it now and post it on FB. LMFAO

    Posted by: AJ | May 16, 2011 10:43:49 PM

  6. The craze was in Europe and Asia for 5 years or more before it reached Australia and got the name "planking".

    Posted by: Mike | May 17, 2011 2:14:40 AM

  7. David Williams! Wasn't he one of the Dieux Du Stade Guys?!

    Posted by: Glenn | May 17, 2011 2:55:20 AM

  8. Oops, Gods of Football 2009!

    Posted by: Glenn | May 17, 2011 3:05:17 AM

  9. David WIlliams please be my boyfriend

    Posted by: John | May 17, 2011 12:57:37 PM

  10. Not getting it at all.

    Posted by: Rob | May 17, 2011 1:36:32 PM

  11. Epic Win!

    Posted by: Ryon Mikeska | May 17, 2011 5:43:22 PM

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