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Stupid Internet Trend Leads to Tragic Death

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SYDNEY (Reuters) – Planking, the Australian craze of lying face down stiff in often bizarre places for a photo op, claimed another victim when a man was critically injured after being thrown from the roof of a moving car when his planking went bad.

 

The 20-year-old New South Wales man was in an induced coma after falling head first in Invernell, Channel 9 news reported.

 

He is still luckier than a Brisbane man who fell to his death from a seventh-floor balcony in a planking stunt on the railings on Sunday.

 

The fad took off when rugby league star David "Wolfman" Williams -- a renowned planker -- showed off his skills on live television after a try in March, lying stretched out on the ground. The scene has been taken up by YouTube, where it has gotten nearly 100,000 views. For added emphasis, he repeated the stunt on Channel 9's anchor desk.

 

http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20110519/od_nm/us_australia_planking

 

 

 

People are inventing new ways to be stupid

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gene pool needs to sort out some weak links. i say let it. too many people on this planet as it is.

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I thought this was a stupid onion article-fueled joke when I started seeing it online a few days ago. If only that were true...

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A couple of Woolworths employees were sacked recently for planking. Seriously it has to be one of the worlds most stupid things I've seen.

It's had its two weeks. Time to move on to the next fad.

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