Farmer builds apocalypse-ready survival pods

A farmer in China has built a fleet of 14-person doomsday pods. His hope is that government agencies and international organizations will use his design for protection against natural disasters — or pretty much any other reason you'd need a survival pod.

Liu Qiyuan was inspired by the sci-fi thriller 2012 and the 2004 tsunami that hit Asia to make his fiberglass emergency spheres, called Noah's Ark. The pods are airtight, can float and come with oxygen tanks and seat belts. All seven pods are sitting in his yard in Qiantun, Hebei province, south of Beijing and it takes four people to move them.

See Liu Qiyuan's floating survival spheres in the gallery and weigh in. What do you think of his concept?

Via Chicago Tribune and Daily Mail

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