31-year-old Hebei native Geng Shuai hasn’t had much schooling, but he sure knows how to build stuff. Putting his welding skills and a fascination with stainless steel to good use, he has made combs and smartphone cases out of kitchen knives, steel wallets and other assorted crap nobody in their right mind will use.
Since livestreaming some of his crazy creations, he has gained some 2 million fans and chalked up over 100 million video views. But even with all those eyeballs, he says he hasn’t been able to sell a single thing in his online store. “If you invent anything useful, I will unfollow you,” a fan once told him.