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Canned Air

Canned Air

Selling Ice to an Eskimo

Kirill Rudenko has taken a cue from the bottled water industry.  Why breathe air for free when you can pay $10 bucks for a 12oz can of not-so-fresh city air?  Rudenko is a Prague-based photographer who is trying to sell proverbial Ice to an Eskimo–he is selling canned air. 

With flavors like Paris, Prague, Berlin, New York, Singapore, and Riga (yea, I had to look that one up too.  Riga is the capital of Latvia), you can get a blast of the city that, according to Rudenko’s Etsy shop where you can purchases the stuff, “relieves stress, cures homesickness
 and helps fighting nostalgia. It is made by careful hands in the heart of the city.”

It must be in the air

So, what do you get?  Well, if you buy NYC Air, you can get a little taste of New York’s best sites:

20% Empire State Building
10% Grand Central Terminal
10% Chrysler Building
20% Statue of Liberty
10% Little Italy, Chinatown*
10% Brooklyn Bridge
10% Times Square
10% Central Park

Careful though, it May contain traces of Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens or Staten Island. Not the Bronx! Oh, the horror!

Besides the following lovely sites for your sniffer, Singapore comes with a stern warning::

25% Botanic Gardens
10% Chinatown
10% Little India
20% Central Business District
15% The Singapore Flyer
10% Merlion
10% Marina Bay Sands SkyPark

ATTENTION! Do not open in public places! The offense carries a punishment of imprisonment
for a term which may extend to 6 months, or with a fine extend to $25,500, or with both.

I hope this is just a novelty item, something you buy your friends for a laugh.  I mean, how authentic could it be? Are there regulators for this kind of thing?  He does claim that “Each week we receive a few hundreds of gallons of fresh air“.  Guess that’s good enough for me!




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5 Comments to “Canned Air”
  1. Excellent day! This post could not be written any better! Reading this post reminds me of my previous room mate! He always kept chatting about this. I will forward this write-up to him. Fairly certain he will have a excellent read. Thanks for sharing!

  2. What… the heck?!?

  3. ratstoolrichie says:

    people bought the pet rock remember hear me knockin i knew that you could. good day all love this site DUDE SHOULD BE WORKIN FOR M.I.T.

  4. Spaceballs, anyone?

  5. I would love one of these

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