By Stephanie - 14/07/2011 19:17 - United States

Today, my friends and I went to the park for some planking. Trying to find a daring spot, I climbed a tree and laid down on a branch. While I was waiting for my friends to take a picture, the branch gave out. FML
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And that, my friends, is why planking is a stupid idea.

sigh....Planking needs to stop

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And that, my friends, is why planking is a stupid idea.

We're not friends. We're best friends... Right? *twitch*

Hope the branch is ok.

Agreed. Planking is stupid.

Planking is stupid I can't believe how popular it got.

exactly. coneing is much better :D it's funny, and only makes you look slightly stupid whereas planking... just makes you look completely mental

Yeah I don't get why people find that fun.

Everytime I see someone planking, I made a vow to walk on top of them and say ARGG matey, the British navy will never catch me!

^ i wish this jaghole would walk on me when im planking and is there any way to turn this new FML design to the old one? this one sucks

It's also kind of stupid not to know the past tense of the verb "lie". But I've noticed that a lot of people don't seem to have this basic knowledge, so... Grammar lesson of the day: "I am going to lie on this branch so my friends can take cool pictures of me." "I lay on the branch and my friends got a shot of me falling down with it when it broke."

#74, it's funny, but the people who don't care are usually the ones who need the knowledge the most. Treat it like a public service announcement. It's no skin off your nose if you were already smart enough to know the difference. But somehow I doubt you did.

planking originated through photoshop. ts dumb people like OP that actually attempt to try things like that. just photoshop yourself in sideways like how it originated or smarten up

#55 id like to see you try and walk over me when im planking

Well the thing is I'm American.... lol I'm going to divert your attention to this word to avoid being an asshole: food, oops wait that's still offensive.

Dont get into facebook fads, they were all invented by the emo kids who look alike but never want to conform.

Planking started in Australia. It started with friends getting drunk together and seeing how stupid they could look. And it was funny, until people who didn't get it ruined it for everyone.

Whutt! planking is awesome!

How dare you hurt a tree for planking! >:(

did they get a picture?

10 points to us Aussies. specialy sydney ones woo

you have a bird in your mouth 125

Wow this stupid trend is spreading to fml as well who's the dumbass that came up with this? even dcigs made a video about this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TEs4fYnZhXY&feature=channel_video_title

#69 you Grammar Nazi

That wouldn't have happened if you were part monkey...

123 is a tree humper

did you stay still if you're gonna plank you gatta be committed

YDI for being stupid.. planking isn't even popular anymore...

that's why the new thing is owling.

he likes birds in his mouth.

WTF is the point of planking...? dumbest thing I seen in a long time!

ydi for planking.

74, I think you mean, "I doubt you were." Check yourself before you wreck yourself.

planking didn't start in Australia were not that stupid it started in the states when some fat guy couldn't get up of his belly he used the excuse " I'm starting a new trend"

I doubt you were know the difference?? Pretty sure it's did. It could be both but for were it'd be "I doubt you were smart enough to know the difference" or "I doubt you did know the difference"

69/81 I'm pretty sure "lay" is present tense

YDI for planking, idiot. Try cone-ing :)

it never was..... sorry.

224 live it !!! but no it actually started in England

No one planks anymore... it's all about coning now :D

that shit is wrong fuck face

planking is lame therefore ydi

Ouch. I'm sure that was a funny shot if your friend managed to take the picture.

Wooden be the first time.

have you seen the grandma planking in a airport...? I was on the floor laughing till I couldn't no more!

loose some weight!!!!!

Please learn the difference between loose and lose before I claw your eyes out.

Also, it could have a skinny branch. He may be a twig! no pun intended.

^ The 'no pun intended' totally killed it.

Learn the difference between them before I "loose" faith in humanity

A game of planking? How does that work?

One lies down horizontally upon various objects with their body completely rigid and their arms by their sides, thus mimicing a plank. Their idiot friends then take pictures of said planking to post on tumblr or the like. Originated in the UK.

It sounds like the stupidest, most pointless game ever.

That is quite possibly the single stupidest thing I have ever heard of.

really, the UK? I assumed America.

It originated in Australia actually...

It originated in Australia actually...

51- it originated in australia

bahaha that sounds like a great idea.

actually I heard it was how they packed tons of slaves together but I dunno

Even more stupid is the fact that someone actually died planking.

Actually, all you uneducated folk, it originated in Northern England under the name "the balancing game" and evolved into "planking when it arrived in other countries. A little Internet search would clear that all up. Good try though. And yes, it could possibly be the most pointless game, right after "Pole Sitting" which is arguably more pointless.

sammeee, but the uk are pretty cool ;)

#117 no it didn't

#118 no it didn't

u just lay flat in random places haha kinda stupid

you lay straight in a spot on your stomach while someone takes a picture of you.. ppl post them on the Internet and compete to get the most pictures.

Didn't used to be that bad - some of them were extremists, like one guy I know who balanced on an open window some 3 floors up. But then you got those who planked on floors and tables, and they messed it up :/

YDI for planking on a tree branch. Do it on like something more sturdy.

the best planks are the dangerous ones

The best planks are on a pirate ship.

Or don't plank at all.

sigh....Planking needs to stop

planking should have never started

Both of you need to stop commenting. Planking is loads of fun if done safely and in good company.

Who the hell was the drunk and/or dumbass who invented planking in the first place. Take a picture of yourself lying face-on-the-floor in some place. One of the crappiest trends ever created. If it gets inaugurated in the Olympics, I will seriously do a backflip off of the building I would be working at. Also, did you need to be hospitalized? WTF did you tell the doctor?

the inventor(s) of planking were slavemasters...

doctor: how did this happen?! OP: well i fell out of the tree planking... doctor: -.- u dumass...

whoever started it is not really to blame. a stupid activity to do among your friends that nobody else gets can be entertaining - when not risking injury to other people. its the morons who popularised it that are to blame.

one can only HOPE they got hospitalized, any retard involved in "planking" should be culled from our race.

planking : back in the day slaves were handcuffed together and were forced to lay down on each other, many of them died and still had to plank on each other. Think about that before you plank.

Xzibit? Is that you? What have you been up to since people forgot about your music?

You're a planking idiot. Go plank yourself, you planking motherplanker.

Wood you stop with all the puns? I think you nailed it the first time.

Hey, I got a "lol" outta it (:

^ -.- u killed it...