According to Shanghaiist, cans of mountain fresh air went on sale in the smog-filled city of Xi’an in China.
“Fresh air” from the nearby Qinling mountain range can be bought for 18 yuan, or almost $3, per can. The idea of air in a can originally came from the local forestry bureau of the government with approximately $29,000 in funding.
While some people find buying “air” absurd, this might possibly be a commodity in the future. However, netizens can’t help but feel that this might be the “first stage of the government placing a tax on air.”
For a place where air is often smoggy, this might be a good business opportunity for geniuses or business-minded opportunists.