‘End of the World’ Pods Can Withstand Severe Weather
Liu Qiyuan of China builds several giant spheres capable of withstanding the fiercest elements.
In preparation for this Friday’s doomsday prediction, a great many people are fabricating survival strategies to persevere. Liu Qiyuan of Qiantun, China, is one of those people, creating his own version of Noah’s Ark. Designing a series of pods that can withstand the deadliest tsunamis and eartquakes. Qiyuan describes his pods as ping pong balls, explaining: “Its skin may be thin, but it can withstand a lot of pressure.”
Liu has constructed seven pods, all of which are made using fiberglass casing, which is layered over a steel frame. The interiors are capable of seating fourteen people comfortably, though thirty can fit and survive for a minimum of two months. Each pod is equipped with oxygen tanks, food and water supplies, as well as seat belts to keep passengers in place during storms.