Posted at 01:14 PM ET, 07/12/2011

Owling: The new planking?


Could owling be the new planking?

Two months ago, BlogPost wrote about the mindbogglingly simple trend of planking, a game in which a person lies face down. Of course that person is usually in unusual, and sometimes dangerous, locations and it’s important that they upload the photos online for all their friends to see. (It’s also stirred up controversy for some accusing it of having a history rooted in the slave trade.)

Now, a Facebook page called Owling: The Evolution of Planking, and a whole host of owling photos on BuzzFeed suggest planking may soon be overtaken by a slightly harder game: Crouching like an owl.

At BlogPost, we can’t decide which one we like better, the upstart owling (see above), or the old standby.
(Image from Facebook)

We just hope fitness guru Richard Simmons tries out owling next:

UPDATE, July 19, 2:59 p.m.

Richard Simmons has answerd our call. He’s gone owling! Watch the video here.

UPDATE, July 26, 12:27 p.m.

Owling is apparently already so last week.

The newest fad is batting, in which you hang your body upside down like a bat and fold your arms in a V-shape onto the waist.

UPDATE, July 29, 2:19 p.m.

And now we have planking as protest.

UPDATE, August 11, 7:04 p.m.

There’s now the Leisure Dive and the Horseman. Pick your pleasure.

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