31 May '11, 3am

PM's son named 'New Zealand's top planker'

WELLINGTON - NEW ZEALAND Prime Minister John Key's son was named the country's 'top planker' on Tuesday after a photo appeared online apparently showing him performing the Internet craze as his father looked on. The New Zealand Herald said the grainy picture of Max Key planking on the back of a couch in the prime ministerial residence appeared on the 'Planking New Zealand' Facebook page this week, causing a stir among Internet users. In a front-page headline, it declared the 16-year-old 'NZ's top planker' but noted the prime minister himself had not personally performed the stunt. Planking involves someone lying flat on their stomach with their arms against their bodies in unusual and sometimes dangerous situations, with photos of their exploits posted on social media sites. The fad has been linked with at least one fatality in Australia, when a man was killed in Brisbane ...

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