Han Lei, a young man in Beijing, shot to online fame after he and his team spent millions of yuan building a huge robot which can run 30 kilometers per hour. It can also transform and do jobs such as cleaning cars. Han said he planned to utilize the robot for disaster rescue. He told media that he has loved science since he was three years old and now he is providing a personalized robot-making service on online shopping site Taobao. Netizens showed admiration for Han's persistence in achieving his dreams, but also joked that what they lack was not the dreams, but the money needed to realize them.
A woman trash collector surnamed Yuan from Qingdao, Shandong Province won public praise after media reports revealed that she is skilled at English and has translated an English novel and several English articles on journalism, education and academic research. Yuan told media that she has spent every penny she earned buying study materials over the past 20 years and she wished to prove herself with her works. Netizens found it a waste for Yuan to do cleaning and suggested she shift to a language-related profession after receiving some systemic education.