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How flexible are you? Touching our toes without bending our knees was easy peasy for most of us as kids, but as we grew, we started to lose our flexibility as our body stiffened. Ever experienced the feeling of belatedly realizing that you can no longer make your body bend the way you want it to without substantial effort? If you’re one of those people, you’re not going to enjoy China’s latest photo craze, which involves posing with one leg held up like a gun. Are you flexible enough to join the photo-snapping fun?

The trend all started with a photo of three Chinese performers holding their legs up as if they were aiming a rifle. The photo was initially thought to be from a Chinese play titled 紅色娘子軍, but industry experts have subsequently stepped out to comment that there was no such choreography in said play.

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However, that didn’t stop Chinese netizens from playing the part and flooding Weibo (China’s version of Twitter) with pictures of themselves taking aim with their limbs!

▼ Sneaky sniper!
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▼ Spidey? What are you doing with a gun?
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▼ Here’s a skillful secret agent!
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▼ If standing with one leg up proves to be a challenge, sitting down would probably do the trick!
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▼ Have a “leg gun” showdown with your friends!
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▼ Even this kid has jumped on the bandwagon.
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▼ And some cats too!
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Those of you who are flexible and fine, try posing with a “leg gun”! For the rest of us less bendy people, perhaps this would be a good opportunity to give our muscles a good stretch and join the fun!

Source: ETToday (1, 2)
Images: Weibo (1, 2)