Da Vinci Xi grape surgery becomes internet phenomenon — 4 highlights

A 2010 video showing the da Vinci Xi robot performing surgery on a grape created a viral internet sensation, Elite Daily reports.

Here's what you should know:

1. In 2010, Naperville, Ill.-based Edward Hospital posted a video called "da Vinci Surgical System: Surgery on a grape," which shows the robot stitching a grape back together.

2. Melbourne, Australia-based Peter MacCallum Cancer Center also posted photos of the robot performing surgery on a grape in May 2018 to illustrate the robot's precision.

3. Tweets and internet memes about the surgery began spreading across the internet around Nov. 23.

4. The robot costs around $2 million and earned FDA approval in 2000. There are more than 2,000 da Vinci units in the U.S. It's unclear how many surgeries have been performed on grapes.

View the video that has rocked the internet here.


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