Software publicity stunt? Bikini girls with barcodes walk around the streets of Beijing

A group of women dressed in bikinis were spotted walking around in Beijing yesterday morning. (Nov 3)

According to Shanghaiist, they were all similarly fitted in black bikinis and had the words "use me" printed on their backs.

They also each had barcodes stamped on their buttcheeks.

This came as a confusion to the Beijing public, and when the police arrived to investigate around noon, the ladies had all disappeared without a trace.

It was widely speculated that this was an elaborate marketing tactic by a software company.