Skip to comments.Chinese Businessman Sells Canned Air to Smog-Choked Citizens (Beijing)
Posted on 01/31/2013 7:27:57 PM PST by DogByte6RER
Chinese businessman sells canned air to smog-choked citizens
Recently, we told you about the horrendous air pollution problems in Beijing that have forced the Chinese government to advise citizens to stay indoors and has residents wearing facemasks in an attempt to protect their lungs from the smog. In the true spirit of Chinese entrepreneurialism, a Chinese businessman has decided to cash in on the "airpocalypse" by selling his own brand of canned air.
Chen Guangbiao, a local entrepreneur known for his publicity stunts, claims he's selling the cans of air in part as a way to bring attention to the country's poor air quality. The cans of air are sold in several varieties, including post-industrial Taiwan, revolutionary Yan'an, and pristine Tibet. Guangbiao also claims that each can is equipped with a chip that detects when negative oxygen ions reach a certain concentration point, after which the can's lid is automatically closed.
You might think that 80 cents a can for something most of the world gets for free is steep, but several reports claim that the cans are selling out. Perhaps, much like bottled water, spending money on canned air is only a silly idea until you start paying attention to the quality of what's available for no charge.
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Canned air for sale in China, as blanket of smog returns @ http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/world/canned-air-for-sale-in-china-as-blanket-of-smog-returns-20130129-2dht3.html#ixzz2Jc8csicQ
Philanthropist sells patriotic cans of fresh air to aid environment @ http://www.globaltimes.cn/content/733720.shtml
Too bad we didn’t market the need to sell it in China.
One of my sons has been traveling in China this past week. He says the smog in one city was so bad that he could barely see across the INSIDE of an airport.
Strange Brew bottled air.
My sis works in HK for an international bank and she said when her plane landed in Beijing, the passengers in the back said ‘cool, there’s fog in China at 2 PM.” They just had a chuckle..
Send the EPA over to China to straighten them out. Al Gore can go too.
It’s true. I went to an oxygen bar once in San Francisco about ten years ago. I have no idea if they’re still operating.
I live way up in the mountains and the air here is the freshest you could ever want to breath the year round. I cannot imagine having to live where you had to struggle to breath, if you had an otherwise set of healthy lungs, on a daily basis.
Capitalism is alive and well in China.
“Canned in Druidia”
And, as we’ve always said, truth is stranger than fiction.
British car fans rejoice.
There will be a whole bunch of fake clean air for sale soon...
Yep. Black market knock-offs from North Korea flooding the market.
Now, that’s funny!
(I’ve had a few Healey’s and Jag’s)
The REAL meaning of the Haynes instructions
Haynes: Rotate anticlockwise.
Translation: Clamp with molegrips then beat repeatedly with hammer anticlockwise. You do know which way is anticlockwise, don’t you?
Haynes: Should remove easily.
Translation: Will be corroded into place ... clamp with adjustable spanner then beat repeatedly with a hammer.
Haynes: This is a snug fit.
Translation: You will skin your knuckles! ... Clamp with adjustable spanner then beat repeatedly with hammer.
Haynes: This is a tight fit.
Translation: Not a hope in hell matey! ... Clamp with adjustable spanner then beat repeatedly with hammer.
Haynes: As described in Chapter 7...
Translation: That’ll teach you not to read through before you start, now you are looking at scary photos of the inside of a gearbox.
Translation: Hammer a screwdriver into...
Translation: Go buy a tin of WD40 (industrial size).
Haynes: Ease ...
Translation: Apply superhuman strength to ...
Haynes: Retain tiny spring...
Translation: “Crikey what was that, it nearly had my eye out”!
Haynes: Press and rotate to remove bulb...
Translation: OK - that’s the glass bit off, now fetch some good pliers to dig out the bayonet part and remaining glass shards.
Translation: Start off lightly and build up till the veins on your forehead are throbbing then re-check the manual because what you are doing now cannot be considered “lightly”.
The 100k miles I put on an MG Midget taught me that!
The 100k miles I put on an MG Midget taught me that!
You got 100k miles out of a Midget? You deserve a medal.
I had an uncle who managed the same feat with an AMC Gremlin. It was even mentioned in the eulogy at his funeral.
Bottled oxygen was already brought to film in Dr. Seuss “The Lorax”
Hahaha...the stories I could tell about that car! When I purchased that 76 MG Midget in 1977 with 20K miles on it, I was in the Navy at Cecil Field in Florida, and the car stopped running only a couple of miles from the dealer! Well, it wasn’t broken, just out of gas. The dealer sold it to me with about a cup of gasoline in it, and I was so smitten with having my own car I didn’t bother checking the tank...:)
I learned everything about car mechanical work from that care. (particularly electrical)
My nephews learned all they know about cussing from me working on that car.
Hehe, my best friend’s family had both a Pacer AND a Gremlin!!!