A Chinese artist spent 100 days walking the streets of Beijing with a vacuum cleaner, and has actually managed to create a BRICK out of the city’s polluted air.
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The artist, known as ‘Nut Brother’ (cool name bro), walked around Beijing for about 4 hours a day, pushing an 1,000-watt industrial vacuum cleaner about and holding the nozzle in the air.
It collected so much dust and smog that he was able to mix it with a bit of clay and make a brick out of it. Grimy!
When asked if his health was affected by walking around in the smog for so long, Nut Brother said he felt “okay”, just a little “numb”, which isn’t really a helpful answer but hey, the guy made a brick out of smog so can’t explain him to be a riveting interview too.
So yeah, kind of weird that China is on course to become the next big superpower, but can’t even sort out their smog problem. Seems like the kind of thing that puts a massive dent in your aspirations to be the most powerful country in the world. Are you even really a country when no one can even go outside and kids can’t even go to school because no one can see through the smog? I mean the UK might be hopeless at dealing with a few inches of snow but at least we don’t have gross smog everywhere we go.
Wait, can’t we just find Nut Brother a crew and just pay them all to vacuum the smog all day? Just turn all that smog into bricks and build new houses. Problem solved! Come on China, can’t believe I just figured that out for you.
P.S. China released a list of 5 reasons why smog is a GOOD thing, and it’s one of the funniest things you’ll ever read.