Chinese farmer builds spherical pods to escape Mayan apocalypse
Drawing inspiration from the movie '2012,' a farmer from Hebei province near Beijing has reinvented Noah's Ark as a fibreglass sphere to survive tsunamis and earthquakes.
Liu Qiyuan is hoping that his creation will be adopted by government departments and international organizations for use in the event of natural disasters, the Courier Mail reported.
Qiyuan has built seven pods that are able to float on water and some even have their own propulsion system.
The pods are made up of a fiberglass shell wrapped around a steel frame.
The airtight spheres with varying interiors has oxygen tanks and seat belts with space for around 14 people, and are designed to remain upright when in water.