I guess this whole 'planking' business has actually been around for a while (circa 2003), and thanks my friend Marc, I know know that this phenomenon is similar to, yet developed independently from a Korean internet meme called, 'playing dead.' The Korean meme makes more sense to me, visually, but it creeps me out. Here is a nifty video explaining the two:
So. Internet memes. Getting kind of crazy. Has anyone of you actually participated in either of these memes?