Guy Makes Fortune Selling Fresh Air!
A French college student has made a small fortune selling cans of fresh air. Antoine Deblay, 22, decided to offer 250 cans of air from his hometown of Montcuq in south-western France. After setting up a website and offering the "100% bio" product for sale at $6 plus another $6 for postage and handling, the orders soon came rolling in and he received 1,000 orders in three weeks. But non-French speakers may not quite get the humorous reason why the product is so popular. In France, Montcuq is often mispronounced as "mon cul," which translates to English as "my backside". So most folks buying the product are doing so as a novelty product as its name, Air de Montcuq, can be translated as "the air of my backside."