The Daily Mail
reports that a college student from Shangdong triggered the meme when she uploaded to the Chinese microblogging site Weibo
, a photo that showed her demonstrating a "spotless split" in her dorm room.
According to Wotshappening
, the craze spread very quickly with equally limber Chinese girls flocking online to post their versions of the "perfect split."
The photos show extreme demonstrations of suppleness that explain why the Chinese excel at the Olympics in gymnastics.
The Huffington Post
comments that to show viewers just how routine and casual doing the "perfect split" could be, some girls post photos showing them doing the split in the course of daily routine activities such as washing cars, eating, hanging out with friends, at the office, chatting on phone and working on a computer.