Wed Jan 30, 2013, 11:38 AM
backscatter712 (24,921 posts)
Spaceballs has come true! Chinese millionaire is now selling canned air!
Chen Guangbiao, Chinese Millionaire, Sells Canned Fresh Air To Combat Pollution (VIDEO)
A Chinese millionaire is reportedly trying to capitalize on his native country's worsening air pollution problem by selling canned fresh air.
According to a Sydney Morning Herald report this week, Chen Guangbiao, a philanthropist believed to be one of China's richest individuals, has begun selling "fresh air in soft drink cans" for about 5 Chinese Yuan ($0.80) a pop.
The canned air reportedly comes in a variety of flavors, including "pristine Tibet" and "post-industrial Taiwan."
"Every day, we are inhaling the exhaust fumes of cars," Chen told China's Sina News last year, as news of his canned air idea began circulating in the media. "And now we have pollution-free air to sell -- a benefit to everyone's health and longevity."
I'm surprised this canned air wasn't called "Perriair". Though to be fair, this is a publicity stunt intended to bring attention to China's hellacious air pollution. I'll give it a thumbs-up!
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