March 12, 2010

Setting Traps to Capture Air?

Workers in the United Kingdom can request a jar of fresh air to improve their spirits. That is, if people can’t make a weekend trip to the country, maybe just inhaling some country air will work a bit of magic!

At its website, the National Trust says:
“The fresh air has been captured from rural and coastal locations across the country – including the lake-side scent of Townend on the shores of Lake Windermere in Cumbria, the grass filled blend at Stourhead, Wiltshire and the woodland aroma of Box Hill, Surrey.”
Fair enough! There is plenty of fresh air out there, so “capturing” it in recycled glass jars shouldn’t be too difficult. Or is it? Just because the air is from the country, don’t think it’s simple-minded! Perhaps the country air will sense a trap. I mean, sure the glass is pretty clear, but don’t tell me that AIR can’t spot if from a mile away!

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