Chinese restaurant charges diners for breathing
Anyone eating at a restaurant in smoggy Zhangjiagang city, Jiangsu Province, was charged one yuan (10p, $0.15) to cover the cost of breathing air fit for human consumption.
Diners complained to the local council. Why should they pay extra to breathe filtered air? A city official ruled that with no alternative offered, the eatery could not charge for its air.
Of course, anyone not keen on paying the tax can bring their own oxygen supply, or grab a takeaway and hope they made it back home alive to eat it.