July 23, 2011

What the Plank is Owling???

Am I so far behind times that this is completely insane to me??? Have you heard of this Planking or Owling nonsense? If you're like me, I hadn't either until a friend of mine posted "what is owl-ing?" on Facebook the other day, and I googled it. Then my husband, in all of his resourcefulness was like, "haven't you heard of planking?" No BFlo! He's the one that I should be able to count on to keep me up to date, and he's failed me!

According to Wikipedia....
Planking (fad)

Not to be confused with Plank (exercise).

The lying down game or planking 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 is described as the practice of lying down flat with arms to the side, to mimic a wooden plank. Many participants of planking since 2011 have photographed the activity on unusual locations such as atop poles, roofs and vehicles, while some "plankers" engage in the activity by planking only their upper body and feet while leaving the back suspended.
 I have found pictures from CBS Sports to help you understand:


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 reddit.

My Gimnasio Amigo that's so freaking awesome to Owl for me!

Who has time to think to do this, yet let alone do it??? Where did my education fail me? I should've left after kindergarten! Heck, even babies know how to plank! They do it all day!

Because all of this is just so ridiculous that I can't stop laughing at it, I found you a video of yet the newest innovation-


  1. Hahaha, I'm going to start planking and owling in all my pictures LOL

  2. Soo funny!! Thanks for updating me on this! I had no idea on what I was missing out on!! ;)

    Have a great weekend!!

  3. I need to have people send in pics! That would be awesome!