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By Sarah Storkin
Observer Staff Writer 

"How to Shop for a Banana Split" Becomes a Viral Video With Unknown Star

Who is she? Strangely sexy GIF goes viral on Reddit in Slapstick Comedy Tradition

 

In a video as sexy as it is nutritious, a young woman shows us how to shop for a banana split

In the video, the woman walks up to a table at a grocery store, picks a banana, then does a split. Simple enough, ehh? Watch it for yourself, when your wife isn't watching you.Men cannot usually do the splits as easily as women, because women are more flexible, some gymnasts say.

But who is she? In a video as full of charm as it is of unexplainable sexuality, a young woman and her BF or BFF, have created a viral GIF wherein she shops for a banana.

Yes that Laurel and Hardy era source of so much slapstick, the banana, is back. Here it is:

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Many people lack the flexibility required to execute a split and thus regard splits to be uncomfortable or even painful. Because of this widespread view, splits appear in slapstick comedy, schadenfreude, and other forms of entertainment.

A split (commonly referred to as splits or the splits) is a physical position in which the legs are in line with each other and extended in opposite directions. Splits are commonly performed in various athletic activities, including dance, figure skating, gymnastics, contortionism, synchronized swimming, cheerleading and yoga. A person who has assumed a split position is said to be "in a split" or "doing the splits".

When executing a split, the lines defined by the inner thighs of the legs form an angle of approximately 180 degrees. This large angle significantly stretches, and thus demonstrates excellent flexibility of, the hamstring and iliopsoas muscles. Consequently, splits are often used as a stretching exercise to warm up and enhance the flexibility of leg muscles. A split that goes beyond 180° is called an oversplit.

A banana split is an ice cream-based dessert. In its traditional form it is served in a long dish called a boat. A banana is cut in half lengthwise and laid in the dish served between the split banana. A sauce or sauces (chocolate, strawberry, and pineapple are traditional) are drizzled onto the ice cream, then crushed nuts (generally peanuts or walnuts is optional.) and whipped cream (optional) , then topped with a maraschino cherry.

 

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