Amateur inventor Liu Qiyuan has developed a set of pods designed to survive the end of the world.
Inspired by the recent movie '2012', Liu has spent over 1.8 million yuan ( $288,000 ) on the project. Ten workers spent several months constructing the capsules which are each built with a metal frame covered in fiberglass. The pods are able to block radiation and in the event of flooding can take to the ocean and maneuver 360 degrees underwater. With enough seating for 14 people the pods are packed with enough supplies to keep the occupants alive for up to five months.
"No matter whether the rumor that the world will end in 2012 is true or not, we should use our brains to thwart it," he says. Liu has named the capsules "Noah" in honour of his Biblical counterpart.
"Inspired by Roland Emmerich’s science fiction drama ’2012,’ and just in time for the end of the Mayan calendar, amateur inventor Liu Qiyuan developed an apocalypse survival capsule and called ‘Noah."
View: Full article | Source: Daily Mail
Discuss: View comments (24)