A new video has been posted on YouTube which shows Armenian planking enthusiasts in the formation and colors of the Republic of Armenia’s flag (red, blue and orange) “waving” below the country’s national anthem.
The term “planking” actually seems to originate from Australia. Elsewhere, it’s also known as “playing dead” (South Korea), à plat ventre (“on one’s belly” in France), “extreme lying down” (Australasia) and “facedowns” (US and Ireland).
As previously reported, residents of Armenia who want to play have to first lie face down, hands at their sides (think flat like a plank), and have their photo taken. They can then either upload the photo on the Armenian Planking Federation page or post it on their own wall and tag the group. According to those behind the group, “The most important rule is to give a unique name to the photo.”
Organizers, however, caution players not to put themselves in dangerous situations. “The Federation doesn’t bear responsibility for your life. Don’t endanger your life by planking in an original way,” reads the caution note on the Facebook page.