Last Saturday, a planking flash mob occurred at The Bean. Planking is the act of acting like a plank of wood – basically lie on the pavement facedown with your hands on your side – and remain at that position for at least three minutes or so. So about a hundred, maybe more, people at The Bean, at a given signal, just dropped to the ground and planked. After three minutes, they rose and continued on what they were doing.
The organizers think that they established some kind of world record. They are talking to the Guinness people right now.
And yes, I did plank.