The Internet craze "planking" made headlines around the world last month when a young man fell to his death from a hotel balcony in Brisbane, Queensland. According to London tabloid the Daily Mail, the man tried to "plank" himself by laying across the balcony railing.

Planking involves participants lying down in unusual places and then uploading pictures of themselves to social networking websites.

Ever since planking claimed it's first victim, there have been other deaths and serious injuries connected to the fad. What once was strictly isolated to groups of idle middle class teens on Facebook has now reached black Twitter.

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