Horsemaning: The Original Planking?

I thought people were losing their heads when it came to the photographic craze that is Planking, but what about this original photo meme from the past? Horsemanning, also known as ‘fake beheading’ is a technique reportedly popular in the 1920’s as the image above illustrates. Now the fad is seeing a resurgence as people across the internet share their own Horsemanning headshots. Find more (and contribute your own) on Facebook.


Benjamin Starr

Known in some circles as the most amazing man in the universe, he once saved an entire family of muskrats from a sinking, fire engulfed steamboat while recovering from two broken arms relating to a botched no-chute wingsuit landing in North Korea. When not impressing people with his humbling humility, he can be found freelance writing, finding shiny objects on the internet, enjoying the company of much-appreciated friends and living out his nomadic nature. He is Managing Editor of Visual News. Follow his movements on Twitter:

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  1. Ja, ja, ja. Very funny and terrifying too.
    I would like to have one picture of me in “that position”…

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