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As believers across the globe prepare for the forecast Mayan apocalypse, a Chinese villager says he’s going to save humanity with his giant tsunami proof survival pods.

­The pods are made using a fiberglass casing over a steel frame, cost $48,000 each to make and are equipped with oxygen tanks, food and water supplies. They also come with seat belts – essential for surviving in storms.

“The pod won’t have any problems even if there are 1,000 meter high waves, its like a ping pong ball, its skin may be thin but it can withstand a lot of pressure,” the balls’ creator Liu Qiyuan, told AFP from his workshop outside Beijing.

“The pods are designed to carry 14 people at a time, but it’s possible for 30 people to survive inside for at least two months,” insisted Liu

Indeed, their insulation is such that “a person could live for four months in the pod at the north or south pole without freezing,” Liu continued.

Liu explained that he was inspired into making the spheres after seeing the Hollywood disaster film “2012”, which is itself inspired by the expiry of the Mayan calendar on the 21st December 2012. The Mayans were an ancient American civilization whose 5000 year old calendar shortly ends.

“If there really is some kind of apocalypse then you could say I’ve made a contribution to the survival of humanity,” said Liu.

Despite their tough design Liu is yet to sell any of the pods and he’s worried about paying back the loans he took out to build them.

“I worked for many years without saving much money…invested most of my money in the pods, because it’s worth it, it’s about saving lives,” he said.

But Liu isn’t alone in his bid to save mankind. A businessman in China’s eastern Zhejiang province has built 21 similar spherical survival pods which he’s called “Noah’s Ark” and sells for 5 million yuan each.

While another Chinese man from the northwestern Xinjiang province invested all his life savings of $160,000 to build an ark in case his home is flooded out.

Meanwhile, Chinese authorities have sought to reassure citizens that the world is not going to end on December 21st. Beijing police have posted an online notice telling people that “the so-called end of the world is a rumor” and citizens should instead use “scientific concepts.”

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  • OhMyGot

    #-o OMG The Dragon Ball Z Pods exist….!!!!

  • david

    OK, so its Dec 21st 2012, the sun has risen all over the world…???? No solar flare, no polar ahift, no earthquake, no super volcano, no tsunami, no nuclear bomb, no Nibiru….NOTHING…….David Icke? Michael Tsarion, Jordan Maxwelll, and all the rest, why are there no postings on your blog today? Or yesterday? What, nothing to say now? You bunch of book trading cunts…fuck your mothers asses…

    • Jorge

      Haha! Day ain’t over yet, you gonna be out for drinks tonight? Carl was on about meeting up..

  • The REAL TRUTH

    The Ring of Fire or the Mayan Calendar, etc.. is being used as a tool to sell you their propaganda and to justify their “END’s GAME” aka “DEPOPULATION”.

    But in reality, it’s nothing more than another lie for selling their propaganda. Using HAARP as a weapon to modify the weather and to create earthquakes and other disasters, and then blaming it on the Mayans or the Bible.

    The Mayans could not even predict their own future much less someone else’s over two thousand years later. They had to sacrifice their own people to please their Gods that did not exist. And the Mayans did not even know why they were dying and were not aware of its enemy was manipulating their water supplies to bring their culture to an end.

    The Elite’s AGENTS X( are trying to blame AMERICA and using IT as a TOOL to prevent exposing themselves aka the REAL CULPITS. Although they know the American people are not even allowed to have their own gardens, but yet are blamed for everything the super rich do wrong in trying to dominate the world.

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