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
The One, The Only
The science of deduction is truly an art, and Sherlock has certainly mastered it. He is the original and true authority on Sherlocking, since (obviously) he created it.
Sherlocking for the first time? Use this GIF as your guide.
A Call to Action
Five months ago marked the first appearance of Sherlocking on Instagram from users thehiddenpathsthatrun  and allonsyalways , who claims that the photo was spotted on Pinterest. User allonsyalways wrote, "Hey guys! Lets make "Sherlocking" a thing! It'll be like planking, but loads cooler! Repost! Spread the word!" The photo gained over 200 likes and was reposted on Instagram and Tumblr hundreds of times.
Click on for great examples of Sherlocking around the web!