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Student Makes Silly Contraption For Clean Air

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Dorm life can suck! Especially if your roommates smoke and you don’t. One college student in Nanning City, China constructed a breathing contraption to combat secondhand smoke.

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As pointed out on GameOver and Shanghai Daily, the student shares a dorm room with several smokers.

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So, he bought a fan to blow in clean air from outside the room, funneling the air through plastic bags which is attached to his cardboard box “helmet.”

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According to Shanghai Daily, the student said he couldn’t use the apparatus in cold weather, because he’d then have freezing air blowing on his face.

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Surely, this is dangerous, no? And while I marvel at his ingenuity, I’m not sure how he sees outside the “helmet” so he can play games on his PC. That, and I don’t know why his roommates can’t just go outside for a smoke.

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Originally from Texas, Ashcraft has called Osaka home since 2001. He has authored six books, including most recently, The Japanese Sake Bible.

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Chambertlo

People who smoke don’t realize just how much of a nuisance they are for the rest of us who want to lead healthy lives. It sucks for him, and I am glad he found a work around, but I would just as soon switch room mates than have to deal with second hand smoke. Fuck that noise. You can kill yourself all you want, but I will not risk Cancer for you or anyone else.