Although Chen Guangbiao is more worried about awareness than profit, he has still done something not many people could have expected. He has found a way to take something free and make a little money. In this case, he is selling canned fresh air.
The air is compressed into small metal containers the size of a soft drink can, and consumers can inhale it by pulling the ring off, putting the can close to their noses, and breathing, Chen said.
The cans sell for 4 to 5 yuan (63 to 79 cents) apiece, according to a report on China National Radio.
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