To be honest, the whole "planking" phenomenon isn't very funny to me, but nonetheless it is a trend that can be seen EVERYWHERE!  From television to the internet, everybody can't get enough of images of people laying flat as a board in inappropriate settings.

Before this, the earliest reported incident of planking was in 1997 in the U.K.  Former MTV star Tom Green claims HIS video is the earliest incarnation of the craze, and his video dates back to 1994 in Canada.

Regardless of who "invented" the trend, I will admit Tom's rendition is certainly the FUNNIEST one of I've seen...  Take a look!