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Chinese survival pods to defend against 'apocalypse'
Russia Today ^ | 12/14/12

Posted on 12/14/2012 3:37:36 AM PST by Kartographer

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.

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TOPICS: Miscellaneous; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: 2012; china; preppers; prepping; shtf

Farmer Liu Qiyuan sits inside one of seven survival pods that he has also dubbed 'Noah's Arc', in a yard at his home in the village of Qiantun, Hebei province, south of Beijing on December 11, 2012 (AFP Photo / Ed Jones)
1 posted on 12/14/2012 3:37:51 AM PST by Kartographer
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To: Kartographer

Looks like an insulated yurt.


2 posted on 12/14/2012 3:40:41 AM PST by fso301
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To: fso301

I wonder where the two months supply of food for thirty people goes????


3 posted on 12/14/2012 3:44:45 AM PST by Apple Pan Dowdy (... as American as Apple Pie mmm mmm mmm)
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To: Apple Pan Dowdy

Next to the toilet, maybe?


4 posted on 12/14/2012 3:48:40 AM PST by paint_your_wagon
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To: Kartographer

Still some light years away but closing rapidly is an alien vessel.

Not your average ship, this one has capability to shatter a planet.

But this particular ship is piloted by a bunch of kids going on a joy ride and they are just cruising around looking for something to shoot up.

They say green planets explode the best.

Just something to consider in the realms of fantasy and fiction.


5 posted on 12/14/2012 4:01:13 AM PST by Eye of Unk (A Civil Cold War in America is here, its already been declared.)
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To: paint_your_wagon

A smaller two-seat version would be a good idea for people living in tsunami vulnerable areas.


6 posted on 12/14/2012 4:02:02 AM PST by Godebert (No Person Except a NATURAL BORN CITIZEN!)
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To: All
Looks like someone has already done it.


7 posted on 12/14/2012 4:07:36 AM PST by Godebert (No Person Except a NATURAL BORN CITIZEN!)
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To: Kartographer
30 people cooped up in a giant ping pong ball for 30 days are gonna get pretty darn smelly.........

Hey, that would be a great new episode for "Survivor".......

"Survivor: The Ping Pong Ball"

8 posted on 12/14/2012 4:25:22 AM PST by Hot Tabasco (Jab her with a harpoon.....)
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To: Kartographer

These still make more sense than ‘investing’ in a Chevy Volt.


9 posted on 12/14/2012 4:27:58 AM PST by BobL (Did you know that the Chinese now buy close to twice as many new cars as Americans each year?)
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To: Apple Pan Dowdy
20 of them are the food supply.
10 posted on 12/14/2012 4:30:12 AM PST by Harmless Teddy Bear (Fate plays chess and you don't find out until too late that he's been using two queens all along)
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To: Kartographer
Take an egg & shake it violently for several hours, then take a look at what is inside: scrambled egg.

I'm guessing the same will happen to anyone strapped inside this fool thing. Strapped along the inside wall will let you experience the full force of hours of tumbling. Your arms, legs, & head will flail around such that the bones break. You'll probably die from the G-forces or just constant tumbling. This egg might be comfortable floating in a lake, but what about surfing a tsunami at 200+ MPH. Oh, and the first tree, pole, log or debris you encounter will go right thru this thing.

Go find the most violent ride at the state fair or amusement park, ride it non-stop for several hours, & if you are still alive, let me know how you feel.

Seller = scammer, buyer = moron

11 posted on 12/14/2012 4:31:29 AM PST by Mister Da (The mark of a wise man is not what he knows, but what he knows he doesn't know!)
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To: Apple Pan Dowdy
I wonder where the two months supply of food for thirty people goes????

An error in translation... Actually, the other 29 people are the two month's supply of food for the 30th person...

12 posted on 12/14/2012 4:34:16 AM PST by Haiku Guy (If you have a right / To the service I provide / I must be your slave)
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To: Apple Pan Dowdy

Passengers 32 and 33.

The funny thing about this is that if the world suffers a real pole shift where the crust of the earth moves, there will be waves. Except those waves with be earthen, and about 1,000 ft high. There is a reason why the theory couldn’t be proven: nothing would remain. Period.

These people are idiots.


13 posted on 12/14/2012 4:55:28 AM PST by Vermont Lt (We are so screwed.)
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To: Vermont Lt

My understanding is that pole shifts have occurred in the past. Is there geological evidence for these land waves? I have not read of those before.


14 posted on 12/14/2012 4:59:05 AM PST by Makana
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To: Kartographer
Fail...
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15 posted on 12/14/2012 5:00:12 AM PST by PowderMonkey (WILL WORK FOR AMMO)
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To: Haiku Guy
"Actually, the other 29 people are the two month's supply of food for the 30th person..."

And after those two flash light's batteries go out, "the 29" never know what hit them!

16 posted on 12/14/2012 5:00:12 AM PST by Apple Pan Dowdy (... as American as Apple Pie mmm mmm mmm)
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To: Kartographer
I'd rather have an escape pod that you can steer across oceans.


17 posted on 12/14/2012 5:25:58 AM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Mister Da

On the show “1001 ways to die” they had an episode with a couple of friends who got into one of those giant clear plastic inflatable balls, and rolled down a mountain for fun.

They were all killed most horribly, from trauma, smashing against one another bouncing and rolling down the hill.


18 posted on 12/14/2012 5:28:15 AM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Travis McGee
Do they still have children's science TV shows that teach practical knowledge, or do kids now get this info from the Jackass show?

I'm neither an engineer nor physicist, but just looking at the thing tells me it is an ugly way to die. I don't know how I know it, but I know it.

IIRC, there was an astronaut that nearly died in an tumbling space capsule.

Now, here is a puzzler: The builder mentioned the similarity to a bouncing ping-pong ball. Ping-pong is probably a national sport in China. Have the potential Chinese buyers ever considered the effects of being inside a bouncing ping-pong ball?

19 posted on 12/14/2012 6:06:15 AM PST by Mister Da (The mark of a wise man is not what he knows, but what he knows he doesn't know!)
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To: Mister Da

I think most kids consider even TV to be outdated. Most kids under 20 spend all of their time on the internet, and think television is something from the last century.


20 posted on 12/14/2012 6:21:46 AM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Apple Pan Dowdy
I wonder where the two months supply of food for thirty people goes????

I wonder where the two months supply of food and water for thirty people goes after it has been used ...

21 posted on 12/14/2012 6:25:33 AM PST by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: Makana

Magnetic pole shifts are, geologically speaking, rather common. Real pole shifts, where the earths crust slides around—kind of like the loose skin on a tangerine—is a theory.

The waves of earth were suggested in a book I read about Pole shifts in back in my college days. My Geology prof talked about it, and why it would not matter—everything gets wrecked.

Clearly there has been a series of events that have taken the earth back to near zero in terms of life. Usually associated with asteroids hitting.

Magnetic pole shifts would cause some disruption to some navigation issues, but it would not really impact the physical world a whole lot. Certainly not to the degree that a lot of survivalist present.


22 posted on 12/14/2012 6:38:02 AM PST by Vermont Lt (We are so screwed.)
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