"They did surgery on a grape" has been turned into a hilarious meme

24 November 2018, 17:05 | Updated: 24 November 2018, 17:10

They did surgery on a grape meme
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Nicky Idika

By Nicky Idika

They did surgery on a grape and now it's a meme.

The baffling statement “they did surgery on a grape” has been turned into a meme and it might be the best example of the internet’s favourite kind of absurdist humour.

“They did surgery on a grape” is “eating sugar telling lies” levels of absurd in that the throwaway statement has managed to become a popular meme based on an innocuous online video.

Where did “surgery on a grape” come from and what does it mean?

“They” did surgery on a grape in order to show the precision of the “Da Vinci surgical system”, an innovation involving the movements of a robotic arm used to perform medical procedures.

In the now viral video, a grape is finely sliced using the robotic tool.

The grape surgery became a meme after an image featuring the words “they did surgery on a grape” over and over again went viral on Reddit and Twitter.

As is to be expected, the internet is having an absolute field day with the grape surgery revelations.

Big grape energy.

GRAPE'S ANATOMY.

My last remaining brain cell reminding me every 45 seconds that they did surgery on a grape.

Glad the surgery went well x

Writing that last one down for reference.

There you have it, folks. Only one important take away here: they did surgery on a grape.