China’s annual online shopping festival Singles’ Day has just ended on a high note as shoppers spent a record US$74 billion (NT$2 trillion) in just 24 hours.
Like in previous years, the South China Morning Post, listed some of the weirdest products on various online shopping sites, including these four unexpected products.
骷髏頭 | Shrunken Skulls
Various sizes of some miniature model skulls, costing less than $5 (NT$142) each, were available online.
The skull is for buyers to practice drawing and, of course, some people buy it to scare their friends. One of the buyers commented: “It has scared my friend to death.”
陽光儲蓄罐| A jar of Sunlight
A “creative gift for your friends and children”, read the ad for this product – a jar with a solar battery in its lid.
During the daytime, you can open it to collect solar energy, and at night, you can close the lid and the solar energy saved during the day will make the light bulb inside glow and turn into a colorful lamp.
Depending on the size of the tank, the price ranges from 29-59 Chinese yuan (NT$125-255).
藥用水蛭 | Live Medical Leeches
For 38 yuan (NT$164), Singles’ Day shoppers could buy five live leeches. The introduction tells you how to use them.
The temperature must be between 20-26 degrees Celsius. After washing your skin, place the leeches on your skin and wait for them to finish sucking blood and then they will fall off.
線上卜卦 | Have Your Fortune Told Online
“Providing answers until you are satisfied,” the advertisement of the online fortune telling reads. This slogan is printed below an amiable man.
This fortune teller offers online services for only 35 yuan (NT$151). You can ask about marriage, career, financial luck, education or anything else by providing your birth date.
客製化麵條 | Noodles Customized With Your Name
You can have your name, a blessing or any words written on a noodle for just 28 yuan (NT$121) on Singles’ day.
When you’re cooking dinner for your loved one, customized noodles are a great way to surprise your partner.