Facedowns vs. Planking?

Technically, the top two people are 'planking' while the bottom person is 'facedown'.

CNN had this interesting video report on a new craze. I’ve seen a number of these posed pictures over facebook, and it makes me wonder what about the human existence and our culture craves this kind of randomness and silliness. Not that I have anything against it. I’m just wondering what gives? Any hypotheses?

One thought on “Facedowns vs. Planking?

  1. now that you mention it, i am curious too. in korea, this is known as “시체놀이” (playing dead). you don’t necessarily have your face downward, but you pretend you are dead, letting your limbs go listless.

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