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Well, the world didn't end today... at least not yet. However, if a last-minute apocalypse heads our way, one man has himself covered. Liu Qiyuan of Qiantun, China has spent his life savings building a number of End of the World pods that are supposed to withstand any storm. He compares his circular design, built with a super-strong fiberglass casing, to a ping-pong ball, saying "It's skin may be thin, but it can withstand a lot of pressure." The pods are outfitted to keep their inhabitants alive for up to two months on rations and oxygen tanks, while seat belts are provided for the undoubtedly bumping ride through the end of the world.
So far, Qiyuan has received 21 orders for these apocalypse pods. At $48,000 a piece, he may regain his finances just in time for the world's end. Each pod fits 14 people comfortably, and up to 30 uncomfortably.
To prove the pod's strength, Qiyuan climbed inside one and had an assistant back a truck into it at high speed for reporters to witness. He reportedly popped out of the top hatch and proclaimed he didn't feel a thing. If the world doesn't end, these pods could be used for shelter in future disasters, or at least as very cool club houses.