Planking is a fad and an internet meme that was popular in the United States around 2010. It involves people laying on the ground or other objects, like a plank. The planker's friends would take a picture of the scene and post it to social media sites such as Facebook or Twitter.
At least one person has died in search of the perfect planking picture , a 20-year-old Australian. Given this unfortunate event, is it right for American teens to continue planking as though there were no consequences for their actions?
Planking, and meme culture as a whole, has achieved the highest honor possible for an American pop culture phenomenon: it was the subject of an episode of South Park.