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.