New fads/craze: Planking, batmanning and others - consequence of the Net?
You probably know the new fad which is planking. Some other strange fads developped rapidly in response to planking and thanks to/because of the net. Could be interesting to talk about these curious sociological behaviour and to know the students' opinions about those useless fads.
Here are some examples of:
"Planking" (or the "Lying Down Game") is an activity consisting of lying face down in an unusual or incongruous location. The hands must touch the sides of the body and having a photograph of the participant taken and posted on the internet is an integral part of the game. Players compete to find the most unusual and original location in which to play. The term planking refers to mimicking a wooden plank. Rigidity of the body must be maintained to constitute good planking. (From Wikipedia)
Owling is a variation on planking in which a person squats "like an owl". It was first documented on 11 July 2011 in a post on the social news website.(From Wikipedia)
Horsemanning involves posing two people so that they appear to be a single body with a detached head and is a revival of a photography fad popular in the 1920s. It is thought that the name comes from the Headless Horseman in Washington Irving's short story The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.(From Wikipedia)
The premise behind the new photo fad is simple: find a stock photo from image services like istockphoto and Getty Images, and recreate it. Post the pictures side by side, and voila.
Instead of simply lying face down in odd places, those taking part in the new version — called "Batmanning" — dangle precariously by their feet.
And here is a really funny reaction to most of those ridiculous fads! Just Enjoy and don't hesitate to react ^^
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