"Wait, was that a Wii remote strap?"

The half-time show at the Super Bowl is arguably the most interesting part of the entire game. Increasing each year with ever more ridiculous set pieces and an growing "wow" factor, viewers can expect to see world-famous musicians, strobe lights, bombastic pyrotechnics and dancing galore. As if you prove this point, shortly after arriving on the stage on a giant mechanized tiger and dancing with shark people, Katy Perry ended the show by rising above the crowd while riding on a shooting star, as you do. However, Nintendo fans will have had their gaze diverted by something very familiar attached to the end of her microphone.

Yes, you saw that right - it appears that Katy Perry used a Wii remote wrist strap to ensure she didn't drop her microphone while singing her hit Firework. The Wii remote wrist strap has reliably saved countless televisions from destruction during intense sessions of games such as Wii Sports Bowling, so it isn't too much of a stretch to see how this was a rather creative application of the accessory.

Debate has been raging back and forth on Twitter as to whether or not that's actually a Wii remote wrist strap, so we included a stock wrist strap picture for you to decide.

Wii Remote image

What did you think of the half-time show? Was that actually a Wii wrist strap on Katy's wrist? Sound off in the comments below.

[source theverge.com]