Rubber chickens, diapers suggested for China's holiday travel
About 200 million people in China are expected to take trains home for the New Year's holiday at the weekend in what has been described as the world's largest annual migration.
Some vacationers opt for standing-only tickets on packed trains to save money on trips that can last three days.
This year, Chinese microblogs have been abuzz with gadgets and inventions that could help make gruelling journeys a little easier.
One of the most talked-about is the "Hard Seat Treasure", a metal pole with pads attached that is meant to prop up a sleepy traveller and ensure he or she does not fall out of their seat when they nod off. But not everyone is a fan.
"It's a burden to carry," said Li Kang, a migrant worker from the southwest province of Guizhou who tried it out. "When I lean on it, my body feels suspended."
Former physics teacher and avid amateur inventor Zhou agreed. He invented the "Grass Roots Travel Treasure" - a trolley with what looks like a metal mop handle sticking out of it that converts into a seat.
It also features holders for bottles that Zhou insists can be filled with sodium percarbonate powder and water to make oxygen - a breath of fresh air for
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