It’s more than likely that Xinhua has unintentionally joined the “splits” craze that’s sweeping across Chinese social media. The picture above is from its latest slideshow, “Funny pictures, happy life.” We don’t really expect Xinhua to be at the vanguard of trends, so it’s probably just a funny picture, happy coincidence.
This girl though — this girl is definitely at the vanguard:
That’s from the Sina Weibo account of one @-宋瑶.
In case you missed it, the story goes that on Sina, the following girl posted a picture of herself doing somewhat perfect splits in her dorm room:
And now everyone is doing it, including these hapless fellas:
Dudes. Leave it to the experts.
So what do you think, readers? Can you beat em?