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.
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 ( via dailymail.co.uk ).