Air for sale!
Li Jie, who describes himself as chief executive of the Lunar Embassy to China and once tried to sell land on the moon, sought a permit to sell "World Cup air" for 50 yuan ($6.30) a bag to soccer enthusiasts unable to make the trip to Germany this year.
His idea was that fans could hang the green plastic bag around their necks and breathe in the air while watching World Cup matches on television, local media reported.
"The 'special air from special places' I am talking about includes the Olympics, Tiananmen Square, Mount Everest ... the moon, a pigsty, a horse paddock, a sheep pen -- even Chaoyang District No. 3 Court," Li said.