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Comedian Wants Others To Get 'Cone-Ing'

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A recent Internet fad called planking has people posting photos of themselves lying face down in unusual places. Now an Australian comedian has started "cone-ing." Alki Stevens has videotaped himself ordering ice cream cones at drive-thru windows. Instead of grabbing the cone, he grabs the top of the treat.


Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep.

Congressman Anthony Weiner is not the only person sending around photos of himself. A fad swept the Internet last month. It was called planking. People posted photos of themselves lying facedown in unusual places. Now, an Australia comedian has started coning. Alki Stevens videotaped himself ordering ice cream cones at drive-thru windows. He grabbed the top of the dessert instead of the cone.


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