What Is Sherlocking

Sherlocking Is Like Planking, but Better — Submit Your Photos!

Sherlocking Is Like Planking, but Better — Submit Your Photos!

Sherlock fandom is very clever — very clever indeed. The disciples of BBC One's hit show starring geek favorite Benedict Cumberbatch have turned the leading character's signature stance into a meme.

Sherlocking is the act of pressing one's fingertips together and holding this prayer-like pose against the lips or beneath the chin, preferably while lying down and practicing the art of deducing, scheming, or both. It's like planking, without the ab workout, and it's going viral.

The phenomenon was born out of one fan's request to make Sherlocking happen, and the rest is history. Submit your epic #Sherlocking photos by tweeting us @POPSUGARTech or using the hashtag #CoolCapture on Instagram. We may retweet or feature your pictures on our homepage!

Before trying Sherlocking on your own, click on to discover the origins of this Internet phenomenon and soak up inspiration from Sherlock aficionados like you from around the web.

— Additional reporting by Michele Bird

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