Jakarta, CNBC Indonesia – A product which claims to improve brain function is marketed online in China under the name Einstein’s Brain. This suddenly went viral in China.
According to the Yangtze Evening News, quoted by SCMP, the seller markets the goods on the online shopping platform Taobao claims that this product can make people have brains like Einstein.
“Our product is virtual. Once you pay for it, all you need to do is wait to get smart. Usually after one night’s sleep you will find Einstein’s brain has grown in your head,” reads the product advertisement.
Taobao, China’s leading shopping site, is owned by Alibaba Group which also owns the South China Morning Post.
More than 20,000 customers have purchased brains sold with Einstein’s image. Prices range from just 0.1 to 1 yuan or less than IDR 2,000 silver!
“This product is very effective. After buying this I took the exam, it turned out I was able to solve all the questions on the exam,” said one customer.
However, there are quite a few people who doubt it.
“After buying, I realized that I had done something silly,” wrote one netizen.
“This product is useful. I can now easily solve addition and subtraction problems involving numbers under 10,” quipped another.
Chen Zhilin, a psychological consultant based in Chongqing, described Einstein Brain as a product designed to entertain a person.
“It doesn’t cost much, but it can provide joy and satisfaction. In a fast-paced society, simple, low-cost emotional experiences like this have become a way to relax and have fun,” he added.
In recent years, a series of strange products have emerged and are favored by young people in China. Previously, Chinese netizens loved it student toilet tissue, a bathroom tissue product that prints academic subject matter in the hope that students will peruse it when they go to the toilet.
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