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#1 Hum

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Posted 16 August 2012 - 14:22

Inventor Yang Zongfu is so convinced that the apocalypse is coming he's designed a new survival pod for the modern-day Noah.

Yang - who put his creation on show in Yiwu, in Zhejiang province, in eastern China - says he was inspired by a series of natural disasters like earthquakes and tsunamis that have rocked the world in recent years.

"Our planet is getting more dangerous and we all need our own emergency escape vehicle to keep us alive," he explained.

Yang's spherical pods - named the Atlantis - weigh six tons and can carry enough oxygen, water and food on board to keep three people alive for up to 10 months.

They can remain fully underwater for nearly a month and the walls are layered with asbestos and silver, so it can resist radioactive fall out after a nuclear attack.

Optional extras include a steering mechanism and a shower.

"There is nothing it cannot withstand," explained Yang.

To prove his point the inventor had himself thrown off a cliff inside one of the pods and then ordered assistants to set fire to it.

Yang has already sold 15 of the 150,000 GBP a time rescue pods to a coal mining company and is now offering them to China's multi-millionaire businessmen.

"There is no point in being wealthy if you can't live to enjoy it," he explained.

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#2 Nick H.

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Posted 16 August 2012 - 14:28

Yang's spherical pods - named the Atlantis - weigh six tons and can carry enough oxygen, water and food on board to keep three people alive for up to 10 months.

Is there information about how it's able to do that? 10 months of supplies seems like quite a lot compared to the size of that orb.

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Posted 16 August 2012 - 14:36

Would be interesting to hear more information on this and to see the interior in regards to safety harnesses etc whilst being bashed about by tsunamis, hurricanes and everything else this world can throw at it

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Posted 16 August 2012 - 14:38

Keeps out nuclear radiation, but he can still get fresh air ? That's a good trick. :p

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Posted 17 August 2012 - 02:21

I wouldn't mind having one of those, just in case.