What started as "The Lying Down Game" a few years ago in Australia has recently resurfaced with a new name. The idea behind "planking" is simple. People take turns lying down, face down, with their hands at their sides and toes pointed down. A friend then snaps a photo to upload to a Facebook fan page where over 300,000 fans can critique and "Like" the photo. Obviously, the more public or wild the location, the better.
This viral fad has some employers scratching their heads and concerned about it as a matter of safety in the workplace. After one Australian man fell to his death while planking on a seventh-story balcony, employers are taking action.