Planking, the Facebook craze destined to last at least
a few more hours one more week, has gone global. Even the sleepy backwater of Hamburg, Germany has caught on. We in Hamburg are more sensible than the rest, though. Understated refinement is how we go about things here.
And because already at least one person has plunged seven storeys to his death in pursuit of the perfect planking position, in the interest of safety the editor and staff at Letters Home recommend you at least be sober before attempting your plank.
OK, so I bent a few of the official rules here. But the penguin IS lying rigid on a 31-year-old German turntable. Top that, plankers!