What is Coning? Is it Planking 2.0?

A while back I heard about planking, which basically means lying down on a ledge and taking a pic of yourself. Sometimes, the participants planked in dangerous places, and their were injuries.

Tonight I heard about the latest craze, which is called Coning.

The objective – and you’re probably not going to believe this -  is to drive into a drive-in, (in America, Coning seems to take place at Burger King and Wendy’s, while in South Africa, McDonalds seems to be the most popular choice), order an ice-cream cone, and then take the cone from the attendant by grabbing the ice-cream, and not the cone!!!

But that’s not where it ends…

The other people in the car are recording the whole things…

obviously

and they do the following things:

  1. Takes a video of the attendants expression on their face, when the person in the car takes the cone with their hands
  2. Takes a video of the person in the car, with their hands holding the ice-cream (& sometimes the other people in the car knock the ice-cream around the car!!!)
  3. Uploads the video’s onto YouTube & Facebook, and other sites which are specifically for coning pics & video’s

Even Justin Bieber seems to be jumping onto the Coning craze – there’s a video of him driving around LA (k, I’m guessing, it could be anywhere in the states) ordering ice-creams, taking them the wrong way round, and then getting his friends to record the whole thing!

Planking, Coning!!!!! What’s next!!!!

Eric EdelsteinWhat is Coning? Is it Planking 2.0?
Comments
Catherine says:

There’s also ‘owling’. Some of my JHB friends do it. You perch yourself on precarious things, on your haunches. Luckily there’s no ‘batting’ yet – hanging upside-down is not a good look…

haha. good catch! what a slip up on my side…

me says:

Its a drive-through not a drive-in(unless Mcdonalds and kfc are slow and show movies while you wait)