Sasuke is a weird little meme with a great kernel. This McDonald's Happy Meal toy, based on the Sasuke Uchiha character from the Japanese anime show Naruto and issued in Japan and Taiwan, is surprisingly easy to balance large objects on. This ability has landed him in loads of forum pictures and on Taiwanese TV.

Maybe it's the deceptively long surface area of the top of Sasuke's hair, forming a steady triangle without looking like a flat surface. The little plastic Sasuke can apparently balance coins, computers, other toys, handguns, rice cookers and the front wheel of a motorbike on its head or even upside down. There are photos of all of these, some taken from a Japanese-language motorbiking forum, at the only English-language blog post about the toy

Maybe some of these pictures are photoshopped. Some of the commenters are doubtful, especially about that motorbike.

Well, I've gone and photoshopped it into three scenes below, so now we can balance anything we want on Sasuke's head without having to stop by a Taiwanese McDonald's. Go to town and make your own with my Sasuke template!



Sasuke Balances a Hummer

Sasuke Balances a Hummer


Sasuke Balances a Girl in a Sumo Costume

Sasuke Balances a Girl in a Sumo Costume


Sasuke Balances Sad Keanu Reeves

Sasuke Balances Sad Keanu Reeves


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