I found this on CBS’s website and thought it was hysterical! So what do you think? We could do this different places throughout the library, we’d just need to come up with interesting poses. Its called horsemanning and the origins are from a photo some girls took in 1920, which you can see here.
Horsemanning, or fake beheading, was reportedly a popular way to pose in a photograph in the 1920′s. Sometimes spelled horsemaning, the horsemanning photo fad derives its name from the Headless Horseman, an evil character from “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.” According to internet legend, the “original” horsemanning photo on the left was found at a local flea market. Soon after its discovery, a series of horsemanning photos began trending on sites like Buzzfeed and people got inspired to recreate the horseman. Horsemanning is experiencing currently a revival and is best known as a new form of planking, owling or cone-ing.
How to Horseman
The objective of horsemanning / horsemaning is to make it appear that the photo’s subject has been beheaded; a head detached from a body like the Headless Horseman. Horsemanning requires two individuals, one laying with their head back and hidden and the other exposing only their head in the picture. If done correctly, horsemanning produces a brilliant optical illusion and allows for more creativity than other photo-posing fads like planking. Also, while planking and owling are a solo games, horsemanning encourages social interaction as it requires a partner. Does this help the “forever alone” redditor?
Yes, the idea is a little gross, but I think it could be a lot of fun if we get really silly with it.