'Planking' all the rage on KARE 11 Sunrise

12:09 PM, Aug 17, 2011   |    comments
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GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn. -- Despite what some think, morning news programming does not have to be stodgy or dull.

Case in point: KARE 11 Sunrise, of course.

Oddly-posed photos are all the rage, from planking and owling to horsemaning. To keep it real with the hipsters traffic reporter Pete Busch decided to deliver news about the morning drive while "planking" - defined by Wikipedia as "lying face down in an unusual or incongruous location."

Pete planked across a chair, eventually leaving him out of breath and red-faced. Tim McNiff and Kim Insley were left not knowing whether to laugh uncontrollably or call for paramedics.

Not to be outdone, Tim and weather guy Jeff Olsen joined Pete in planking poses to close out Wednesday's show.

The question is... what comes next?   

What do you think the next photo-posing trend should be? Name your pose and post a picture on the KARE 11 Facebook page. We may use it on TV.

By the way, if you're curious... here are the rules and regulations of "planking" as laid out by Wikipedia.

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.[1] Players compete to find the most unusual and original location in which to play.[1] The term planking refers to mimicking a wooden plank.

Since 2011, many participants in planking 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.

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