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Farmer builds doomsday survival pods

By T.K. Randall
December 13, 2012 · Comment icon 24 comments

Image Credit: Malene Thyssen
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. ’


Source: Daily Mail | Comments (24)




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Comment icon #15 Posted by MindfieldzX 12 years ago
Those suckers deserve to be suckered,because they are clearly suckers. People buy this type of crap all the time (doomsday prepping) to varying degrees.
Comment icon #16 Posted by Thepeak12 12 years ago
if the world was going to end with a catastrophic disaster why would anyone want to live to see the consequences? Fire everywhere, dead bodies hanging from light poles, dangling christmas tree remnents...
Comment icon #17 Posted by WhyDontYouBeliEveMe 12 years ago
if i ahd the money i did the same !
Comment icon #18 Posted by MJNYC 12 years ago
It even has cheery wallpaper!
Comment icon #19 Posted by highdesert50 12 years ago
I suspect people like the sense of adventure that the "end-of-the-world" preaching conotes. It is perhaps inherent to our genetic makeup that we need the opportunity to be challenged that, in turn, translated into our quest to explore new worlds and perhaps even led to cognitive evolution. But, to really believe in these people who preach the end-is-near is not particularly healthy and has often led to personal catastrophe. Rather, I believe if people focused more on personal and community resiliency in the wake of calamity and traumatic stress, we might be far better off as a world community ... [More]
Comment icon #20 Posted by HuntrSThompsun 12 years ago
Weather or not the world will end 12/21, it'll be a nice piece of insurance there on out..
Comment icon #21 Posted by Ashiene 12 years ago
if the world was going to end with a catastrophic disaster why would anyone want to live to see the consequences? Fire everywhere, dead bodies hanging from light poles, dangling christmas tree remnents... Because then there'd be no government to stop you from gathering other folk and building a new society based on your own rules.
Comment icon #22 Posted by nohands 12 years ago
wow nice preparations eh? its so good to have something you believe of.... continue and evolve... learn it when you're wrong or correct.. if the world ends i better watch it and so thus i.. haha
Comment icon #23 Posted by seeder 12 years ago
"14 to 30 people max can get in and survive for months", bet that will stink after just 2 days, people farting and pooping and stuff, and as its round and can be tossed about, imagine the lid coming off the crapper...everyone covered in toilety stuff...yuk, and lets say it survived a flood, where will it float too, they could die in an endless ocean.... thats hardly survival, its delaying the inevitable
Comment icon #24 Posted by skookum 11 years ago
Sad thing is, he could have fed hundreds of starving people in his fellow country with the money wasted on this flawed project. No doubt they will be on Ebay soon and another muppet will buy them when the Mayan date is revised.


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