Streaking is the non-sexual act of taking off one's clothes and running naked through a public place. The word is recorded in its modern sense only since 1973. Before, to streak in English since 1768 meant "to go quickly, to rush, to run at full speed," and was a respelling of streek: "to go quickly"; this in turn was originally a northern M.E. variant of stretch. Streaking is distinct from naturism or nudism in that streakers usually intend to be noticed and may choose a place with a large audience for their act, regardless of the risk of arrest (sometimes even intending to be remanded into police custody) whereas naturists and nudist generally prefer to be left in peace. It is also distinct from flashing in that the intent is generally not to shock or traumatize a vicitm. Streakers may streak only once or a few times, possibly as a result of a dare, or may streak so often it can be considered a hobby. The most public form of streaking is running naked before huge crowds at sporting events. However, many streakers seek quieter venues, such as a neighborhood at night after most people have gone to bed. Streaking may be an individual or a group activity. It is not uncommon for videos of some of the more daring streaks to find popularity on the internet. There have been attempts to create a sport or a game out of streaking. Streaking.org, a streaking forum, has created several game variants of streaking, including a "Hide and Seek game."