Farmer builds survival pod to save him (and 13 others) from doomsday

Farmer builds survival pod to save him (and 13 others) from doomsday

December 12, 2012 - With just ten days to go before the Mayan apocalypse supposedly spells the end of the world, many believers may be looking for ways to dodge doomsday.

But one farmer in China believes he is ready for any eventuality after building seven emergency survival pods.

Liu Qiyuan created the fibreglass shells - dubbed Noah's Ark - after being inspired by the apocalyptic Hollywood movie 2012.

Prepared: Farmer Liu Qiyuan looks out from inside one of seven survival pods that he has also dubbed Noah's Arc

Ready for trouble: Farmer Liu Qiyuan exits one of seven survival pods in a yard at his home in the village of Qiantun, Hebei province, south of Beijing

Heavy work: Workers reposition one of seven survival pods. His creations consist of a fibreglass shell around a steel frame

Building them around a steel frame in a yard at his home in the village of Qiantun, Hebei province, south of Beijing, he says the pods can offer life-saving shelter during natural disasters such as tsunamis and hurricanes.

The pods are able to float on water and some of have their own propulsion.


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