The Next Internet Meme After ‘Planking’ Is Inspired By 1920’s Photography [PHOTO]

August 9, 2011 10:54 am
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First there was planking, then there was owling, and now there’s horsemaning? The newest trend in bizarre photos has started to gain popularity and we have to say, it’s pretty funny!

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Much to our surprise, horsemaning, also known as fake beheading, isn’t anything new. In fact, it’s been around for almost eighty years! Horsemaning got it’s start in the 1920’s as a popular way to take photos. Looks like those ’20s folk knew how to have a good laugh!

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How to engage in “horsemaning” is easy. First, you need two people. One person lays diagonally across something (a bench, a bed, a wall, get creative!) and hangs their head over the side so it’s no longer visible. Another person then stands behind the bench/bed/wall/etc and rests their chin upon it. Facial expressions and hand placements are up to you, but we find that the ones where the “beheaded body” has it’s hand on a smiling head are the funniest versions of the horsemaning photo.

What do you think about this new trend? Are you over these strange photos or are you going to try it out? Let us know in the comments! VIA Buzzfeed

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