Chinese internet personality ‘Useless Edison”’ a welder called Geng Shuai, shows his ‘wooden donkey’, modelled on a contraption rated among the worst instruments of torture in history, and invented in China 1,000 years ago. He apologised for posting a video of it, and said he was ignorant of its usage. Photo: Useless Edison Chinese internet personality ‘Useless Edison”’ a welder called Geng Shuai, shows his ‘wooden donkey’, modelled on a contraption rated among the worst instruments of torture in history, and invented in China 1,000 years ago. He apologised for posting a video of it, and said he was ignorant of its usage. Photo: Useless Edison
Chinese internet personality ‘Useless Edison”’ a welder called Geng Shuai, shows his ‘wooden donkey’, modelled on a contraption rated among the worst instruments of torture in history, and invented in China 1,000 years ago. He apologised for posting a video of it, and said he was ignorant of its usage. Photo: Useless Edison
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‘Useless Edison’, DIY video star, sorry for making torture device replica after outcry from women on social media

  • He’s known for his quirky, madcap inventions but this time China’s ‘Useless Edison’ went too far with his replica of a contraption once used to torture women
  • The full-time tinkerer, who has 10 million social media followers, apologised, citing ignorance, destroyed the ‘wooden donkey’, and his video was taken down

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Chinese internet personality ‘Useless Edison”’ a welder called Geng Shuai, shows his ‘wooden donkey’, modelled on a contraption rated among the worst instruments of torture in history, and invented in China 1,000 years ago. He apologised for posting a video of it, and said he was ignorant of its usage. Photo: Useless Edison Chinese internet personality ‘Useless Edison”’ a welder called Geng Shuai, shows his ‘wooden donkey’, modelled on a contraption rated among the worst instruments of torture in history, and invented in China 1,000 years ago. He apologised for posting a video of it, and said he was ignorant of its usage. Photo: Useless Edison
Chinese internet personality ‘Useless Edison”’ a welder called Geng Shuai, shows his ‘wooden donkey’, modelled on a contraption rated among the worst instruments of torture in history, and invented in China 1,000 years ago. He apologised for posting a video of it, and said he was ignorant of its usage. Photo: Useless Edison
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