Don’t Waste that Sperm, use it to get a Free iPhone in China

So, you’re walking down the street one day and you see a sign outside the Shanghai Sperm Bank reading: “No need to sell a kidney…Shanghai sperm bank can make your iPhone 6S dream come true.”

Apparently there is truth in that advertising –the bank is offering 6,000 yuan ($942) for 17 milliliters of semen from qualified college graduates.

Just so you know: they’re serious about the college graduate thing and you have to be taller than 5’5 and free of any sort of diseases.

 
 

The seemingly humorous reference to not having to sell your kidney is, unfortunately, not funny at all, as it refers to the 17-year-old boy back in 2011 who gave his kidney in exchange for an iPad and iPhone.

Now if they only had an app that could track where your sperm ended up going and at what point your child got Series C funding for his or her startup, that would be something.

According to the China Daily, in advance of the Sept. 25 release of the latest iPhone 6S from Apple, there are actually men once again willing to give up that useless second kidney to afford the must have iPhone.

 
 

The sperm bank ads have sparked both interest and controversy on social media, but apparently, a fair portion of Chinese men over 5’5 and healthy would give it a go.

A poll of social media users on Sina Weibo, China’s version of Twitter, found that about 20% disapproved of the ads, while 27% said they’d donate immediately. Chances are it was likely to go to waste anyway, so, it seems pretty reasonable.

Now if they only had an app that could track where you sperm ended up going and at what point your child got Series C funding for his or her startup, that would be something.

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