They did surgery on a grape and it became a meme – the 15 best of the bunch

Surgery is becoming increasingly high-tech, with robotic accessories allowing surgeons to carry out intricate procedures in the brain, without creating large incisions and even on unborn babies. One such robotic marvel, the da Vinci Xi, was demonstrated by performing surgery on a grape.

For no apparent reason, long after it was first posted, the footage gave birth to a meme, with users of Twitter, Facebook, Reddit and more declaring “They did surgery on a grape”. Here are a few examples, so you’ll know what’s already been done when you make yours.

1. A Tom Hanks grape


2. Message from the grape’s hospital bed

3. A mid-surgery shot


4. A heavy toll on the surgeons


5. The amazing effects

6. Presidential alert


8. Good cop – bad cop