It was a photography craze which went viral almost a century before internet trends were born.
And with the swift death of ‘planking’ and ‘owling’, it was only a matter of time before ‘horsemaning’ had its moment once more.
Spurred by historical pictures of people cleverly posing as if they had been beheaded, internet users have flooded sites with their own takes on the concept.
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Drinking through it: Te head takes a swig, aided by the arm of the lifeless body
In one shot, above, a man lies back behind the arm of a sofa, while hiding all but his face from the camera.
A flailing arm then lifts a beer bottle to the friend’s mouth, making it appear as if he continues to drink after being brutally decapitated.
Sofas seem a popular prop, with many using them to create the bizarre illusion.
The original: Horsemaning was a huge photography craze almost a century ago
Other pictures involve women’s heads screaming as their bodies lie over walls and around lining room furniture.
In one shot a man lies beneath a car, while a head perches on top of the bonnet, creating the illusion of a brutal car crash.
Scream: The head shouts as the body cups her chin
Tragic? The way these men have posed makes it look as if a man has been in a horrific car accident – while managing to keep his hat on