Is FRIDGING the new PLANKING Rapper Nicki Minaj's craze for getting into a fridge reignited now the sun has come out
Twitter and Facebook users posting online evidence
12:06 GMT, 25 July 2012
We've had 'owling', 'planking', 'breading', 'coning' and 'lamping', but is it now time for us to put away childish things and start 'fridging'
American rapper Nicki Minaj tried to kick-start the trend for getting inside your fridge after she was photographed crouched low in the salad crisper as part of a bizarre shoot for Glamour magazine.
The star took to Twitter, encouraging people to copy her and post photographic evidence online – but the cold weather has prevented us from getting excited about it. Until now.
It's a pretty cool look: Rapper Nicki Minaj gets inside a fridge as part of a photo shoot for Glamour magazine
Now that the sun has come out, people are more inclined to follow the craze Minaj attempted to start in October.
Fridgers including Olivia Wilkes and Richard O'Toole have taken to social networking sites to support Minaj's craze, posting photographs of themselves hugging or getting inside fridges to escape the heat.
A few brave people followed Minaj's lead last year during the winter, posting pictures of themselves – and in some cases their pets – inside refrigerators.
One group of friends even launched a Facebook group, The Art Of Fridging, and posted photos of them inside their fridge.
Get out of the heat: Fridger Richard O'Toole follows Nicki Minaj's lead
Which way is up: Richard O'Toole thinks fridging is definitely the new planking
Fridging: Twitter-user Olivia Wilkes took to the social messaging site with a friend using the hashtag #fridgin
An art Friends in the Facebook group The Art Of Fridging follow the rapper Nicki Minaj's lead
Do we need milk Getting inside a fridge and posting evidence online is the latest craze, sparked by Nicki Minaj
It's cold in here: Facebook users have been taking to their fridges
Facebook trend: The Facebook page of The Art Of Fridging group, dedicated to wedging yourself into a chiller cabinet