A bizarre plan aiming to tackle city smog seeks for patent
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From "smog corridors" to smog-cleaning bicycles, China has seen some unusual proposals to clean up smog.
However, there's one patent-seeker among them with a plan that really blows.
If approved, the "fan-away smog plan" could perhaps one day see up to 1.5 million people in Beijing blowing smog from the city using hand-held fans, the Legal Daily reported.
Its inventor surnamed Du filed an application with the State Intellectual Property Office (SIPO) in March in the hopes of making his "fan fiction" become reality.
According to Du's calculations, the plan could generate enough pressure to move more than 1 trillion cubic meters of air over the distance of one meter - enough to disperse Beijing's smog.
According to the patent application, all it takes is 1.5 million residents fanning at the same time in one direction for an hour.
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