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Tumblrweed: Tebowing (not the new Planking)

Calling things “the new planking” is so passe. It also gives planking more airtime than it is worth… planking is so “the start of the year” anyway.

Tebowing involves striking a prayerful pose like famously Christian NFL quarterback Tim Tebow (perhaps more famous for being a Christian than for being an athlete (but what would I know – I’m Australian)).

Anyway. Fun times.

Talking the plank: an armchair guide to planking

Planking is taking the world by storm. And I’ve got to admit I’m a latecomer to the planking party. I’m yet to plank. But here’s what planking is, from the Facebook Page. Planking is going mainstream. You can tell, because somebody planked on Channel Ten news last night, and NineMSN and the SMH both have stories about the craze that is taking the world by storm.

Rules of Planking
When performing a Plank:

1/ You must always lay face down, ensuring your face remains expressionless for the duration of the Plank.

2/ Your legs must remain straight, and together with toes pointed.

3/ Your arms must be placed by your side, held straight and fingers pointed.

4/ You must make it known that you are Planking. Saying ‘I am Planking’ usually get this across. Sternly announcing it will ensure a good result.

5/ Your safety should always be considered. Properly thought through Planking procedures should always go to plan. Never put your self at undue risk, unless you are a seasoned Planker.

6/ First Aid should never be far away. Ice, Bandaids, Cast Plaster, needle and thread, emotional support and a quick escape route need to be on hand.

7/ Every Plank that is captured must be named.

Here’s a sample “plank”

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