"Sales of canned oxygen to create fresh market for Seven-Eleven Japan"
Japanese convenience store operator Seven-Eleven Japan announced it will add cans of oxygen to its shelves. Each can will contain enough oxygen for 35 two second inhalations.
The oxygen comes in two flavors: "strong mint" and "grapefruit" and will cost 600 yen (that's about US$5.45) a can, including consumption tax.
Before you laugh yourself silly think about this: 25 years ago, if I had told you that in the 21st century, people would buy their drinking water in 1 liter bottles shipped by sea or even airplane from the other side of the planet, you would have laughed me out of the room. Today, 154 billion liters per year are consumed, most of which is shipped from one country to another. Most of the emptied bottles - 2.7 million tons of plastic - can be seen on any ocean, beach, or roadside in the world and will take 400 to 1000 years to degrade.
I'm all for drinking and breathing clean water and air, but I prefer to achieve that by not allowing either to become polluted in the first place.