If you have ever heard of the phrase planking or the lying down game and wondered what in the heck it meant…we are about to tell you. Better yet, we will show you as well, as words are inadequate to capture this unusual and controversial activity. Imagine someone who lies down, face down and imagine that their planking location is some place very unusual. Indeed, the more unusual the setting, the more intriguing it is said to be for the participants. The actual phrase, planking, comes from the word “plank” which is a wooden and flat board often used to build a fence or makeshift stretcher. In this activity, the human body becomes the plank.