Christian Bale, The Dark Knight

Warner Bros. Entertainment

You may want to hang around for this one, folks.

If planking and owling are not your thing (and if you don't know what they are then you might as well stop reading), there's now another new craze that's sweeping the Internet.

Batmanning

Batmanning!

That's right. If lying face down somewhere or squatting on objects seems so passé, why not find the nearest bar, doorway or gate, dangle upside down by your feet, photograph it and post the pic for the whole world to see?

So, who do we have to thank for this latest fad? No, not Christian Bale or Dark Knight Rises director Christopher Nolan.

Rather, a group of students from Indiana's Purdue University, who've dubbed themselves the Batman Boilers, are taking credit for it by way of a YouTube post.

Yep. Always nice to see higher education being put to good use.

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