INTERNATIONAL ‘PLANKING’ CRAZE - Planking can have deadly consequences — especially with people trying to outdo each other by finding the oddest places to take their pictures. (by Tech. Sgt. Samuel Bendet)

from Belinda Miles

12/1/2011 - Via e-mail -- I don't get the whole planking thing (reference "Tales of the Strange" article titled "Life Claimed by Internet 'Planking' Craze," September/October 2011 issue, page 6). It's so stupid. No wonder people who participate are adding a danger factor ... the whole thing is so boring otherwise. Well, as the Darwin Awards would say, it's just another way to cull out the less intelligent members of the "herd."