China's Smog Crisis Bestseller: Bags Of Fresh Mountain Air

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No, this is not Tuesday Humor or an April Fool. As the WSJ's China Real-Time blog reports, this is also not a scene from Spaceballs. In the smog-ridden city of Zhengzhou, a Henan-based travel company shipped 20 bright blue bags of fresh mountain air to show oxygen-deprived city residents what they’re missing. Of course, as we have noted previously, the canned-air idea is hardly unique to Henan: Rags-to-riches Chinese tycoon Chen Guangbiao began selling such cans in 2012.

 

 

Smog sufferers reportedly wrung the blu ebags out in order to extract every last bit of fresh air possible...

 

Though the cans seem a little easier to carry...

The cost: $0.80 for a can of fresh air.

 

 

Nope, not a joke!