Holy Planking!

According to Wikipedia, "Planking is the act of lying face down with arms to the sides of the body, in unusual public spaces and photographing it.The term "planking" was coined in Australia and became a fad in 2011. "

 I can in fact confirm that "Planking" has its origins in liturgy. It is an ancient religious act of lying on the floor of the Church during the chanting of the Litany of the Saints. It is also practised by more evangelical groups during prayer sessions.  Here is  the pictorial evidence of Holy Planking. Can someone please update the Wikipedia entry to reflect this research?

Infallible Planking

Nave Planking
Comfy Planking 

Extraordinary Planking

Episcopal Planking
Line Planking

Mass Planking
She Planking
Friar Planking
Nun Planking
Super Planking
Synchronized Planking
Discalced Planking
Evangelical Planking


Martin Hartley said…
Yet another case of an ancient Catholic Church religious practice being hijacked by modern secular popular culture as a fad.
Anonymous said…
LOL! Your photos are rAnDoMeSt!

But none of those are a complete plank... so really, they're not planking... in the real sense of planking... cause one's arms must be on either side of the person pointing to the feet.
Clara said…
Great post. Check out the second way of prayer of St Dominic - planking!
As a planker in recovery...pretty funny stuff. Extraordinary planking! :)
Graham English said…
WHat a wonderful piece on planking. It rhymes of course with wanking
Graham English said…
What a wonderful piece on planking (which rhymes with wanking).
Sch├╝tz said…
I just HAVE to show this to my kids!
Anonymous said…
Absolutely brilliant, thanks so much for this. It's about time people woke up to just how much influence the liturgy has had on the evolution of society. I'll be sharing this with friends.
Anonymous said…
you made me laugh
hahaha :) too good.
Anonymous said…
very good, it shows just how ridiculous religion is