Fresh air in a can

What will they think of next?

Chinese Billionaire Sells Canned Fresh Air.

It’s no secret China has a huge air pollution problem, but while authorities don’t seem to be taking any action to resolve it, billionaire Chen Guangbiao, aka “Brother Biao” is trying to raise awareness in a very original way. He has recently started selling canned fresh air collected from “revolutionary” areas of China, including Jinggang Mountain in Jiangxi Province and some ethnic minority areas and Taiwan.

Chen first announced his big idea back in August, but it received some negative feedback from Internet users who accused the philanthropist of showing off and questioned his right to sell the air, since it doesn’t really belong to him.

He’s also mentioned he will be donating part of the proceeds to the Chinese military, to support their effort in defending the Diaoyu Islands. And if that wasn’t enough to convince people to buy his canned air, he also told them to hold on to the empty cans, as he will buy them back in 10 years, for about $7 each.

Source: Oddity Central

What a cool idea. Of course, it’s a bit of nonsense but is it much different than those who go to oxygen bars?

It’s a shame the money couldn’t go to a more apropos cause, like stemming air pollution.

  5 comments for “Fresh air in a can

  1. Stevarious
    September 25, 2012 at 1:14 PM

    Obligatory Spaceballs reference.

  2. Mark
    September 25, 2012 at 1:15 PM

    Wow, straight out of Spaceballs and on to our shelves! “Perri-air”

  3. Bob
    September 25, 2012 at 2:36 PM

    Does each can have a ‘best if used by’ date? After all, I want my fresh air to be as fresh as possible. There are few things worse than stale fresh air.

  4. Ryuthrowsstuff
    September 25, 2012 at 6:57 PM

    This seems pretty much like a PR stunt. Meanwhile in the west, cans of luxury pressurized air and flavored oxygen have been on the market for over 10 years!

  5. Dougie
    September 26, 2012 at 8:46 AM

    I remember visiting Mont St Michel in France in 1980 or 81 and you could buy a can of local air for about £5.

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