雷 (thunder) +人 (man) = thunderman???
"雷人" (léi rén) is a catchword in modern Chinese. It comes from an online story in 2008.
According to online news, a man from Fuqing of Fujian Province in China swore to God that he would be struck by lightning if he hadn't paid back what he owed. However, his words came true in a minute. He was struck by a flash of lightning and fell onto the ground. Fortunately, he was rescued finally. After this accident, he paid back all he had owed consciously. This news was circulated among hundreds of millions of Chinese netizens, and the word "雷人" (léi rén) has been used gradually to describe something that shocks someone or leaves someone speechless.
When we sat together to have coffee today, Chinlingo found one of his good friends had dyed both her eyebrows and hair green and wore a bright red lipstick, Chinlingo couldn't help himself and mumbled, "The style is really astonishing!" (这造型，好雷人啊！ zhè zào xínɡ, hǎo léi rén a!)
My dear fans, have you found anything "雷人"? Come on share it with Chinlingo!