Mel Brooks is prescient.
Exhausted Japanese workers in need of a pick-me-up will soon be able to get a hit of canned oxygen at their local convenience store.
Seven-Eleven Japan will start marketing the new product, “O2 Supli,” at select stores in the Tokyo area later this month and expand sales nationwide in June.
The oxygen will be sold for 600 yen ($5.50) in 3.2-liter spray cans of 95 percent pure oxygen, each of which comes with a small plastic mask attached to the top.
Users place the mask over their mouth and nose, then push a nozzle, which dispenses the oxygen for two to three seconds.