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.
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