Addicted to Danger

When I wrote this feature, the news had just broken about the tragic death of an Australian lad who’d been posing for a photo perched precariously on the railing of his seventh-floor balcony. 20-year-old Acton Beale had been partaking in the latest craze for planking, where players mimic a rigid plank of wood in unexpected places. The article aims to highlight the dangers of taking a seemingly harmless game way too far, as well as mentioning other risky crazes that are in vogue right now (namely Owling, Batting and Car surfing).

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