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Karren and Jinyu, also known as the Pujie Girls, perform a plank on the staircase of a train station in Taipei, Taiwan.

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What's 'planking'?

Karren and Jinyu, also known as the Pujie Girls, perform a plank on the staircase of a train station in Taipei, Taiwan.

"Planking" is a new fad that involves people lying face down in unusual public places with their arms straight against their sides.

The fad has become increasingly daring, and one 20-year-old man, Acton Beale, fell seven stories to his death in Brisbane, Australia, on May 16 after attempting a particularly dangerous plank on a balcony.