14 May 2011


For the uninitiated, planking involves the subject lying face down on, across, over or inside an object – the stranger the better – and then taking a photograph of the stunt to upload onto Facebook.

The Planking Australia page on Facebook has more than 10,000 supporters and includes hundreds of photographs of plankters lying on statues, fire hydrants and even at Petra in Jordan.
However, is caught the attention of the Australian police force when a 20-year-old man from Queensland was caught planking on a police car in the city of Gladstone.
Officer failed to see the funny side, and charged the man with being found on police establishment without lawful excuse.
They have also threatened to upgrade the charge to the more serious Unauthorised High Risk Activity.
Gladstone police Sergeant Matthew Russell said planking could be dangerous and illegal.
"While we appreciate the activity is light-hearted fun, putting yourself and others at risk and breaking the law will not be tolerated," he told the Courier Mail newspaper.
"The activity is potentially dangerous, as proponents of the movement try to outdo each other by planking on structures and in precarious positions, putting themselves and others at risk of harm."

But self-confessed plankter Michael Brannon defended the so-called sport and accused police of overreacting.
"Bloody ridiculous if you ask me, just a bit of harmless fun and they are wasting their time on this instead of catching (criminals)," he wrote on Facebook.

4 yorum:

Nadja dedi ki...

Really a very funny sport.
Do you have some planking
photos yourself?
Maybe you have secretly put them
in the collection?

jsmn dedi ki...

heheheee:-D soo crazy. currently do not have a photo of me like that. I do not think it'd be.

Nadja dedi ki...

I think you should!
I am so curious about you. ...
Would LOVE to see you planking.
But I would be very happy with
every selfportrait!
I am not a difficult girl!

taio dedi ki...

u wonderful world,congratulation

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