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Man dies while attempting “planking” meme

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Sad news: a man in Australia died this weekend in what authorities believe was an attempt at "planking," a new meme in which people post pictures of themselves online lying flat and face down in unexpected situations. The man reportedly fell to his death on Sunday from a seventh-floor balcony in Brisbane.

Not too surprisingly, authorities are now warning against the potential dangers of planking, and a statement from Australian police said, "The potential for disaster increases as more and more risks are taken to get the ultimate photo." Dramatically worded, but I'm inclined to agree. Plus, the world could probably stand to be at least a little less committed to memes.