Pole Sitting is the Old Planking
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Before there was planking, batmaning, and owling, there was Pole Sitting. Pole Sitting began in 1924, when a friend dared stuntman Alvin “Shipwreck” Kelly to sit on a flagpole for as long as he could. Shipwreck sat on the top of a pole for 13 hours and 13 minutes, and people immediately began trying to beat Shipwreck’s pole sitting record. Stories began to pop up in newspapers, and the national pole sitting fad was born. The fad died down by the end of the 1920’s, probably because sitting on a pole is not even remotely entertaining for anyone. The pole sitting fad has been revived periodically over the last century, usually as a means of social or political commentary. Here are some awesome pole sitting photos. Bring back pole sitting!Speak Your MindTell us what you're thinking... and oh, if you want a pic to show with your comment, go get a gravatar!