Many Chinese people do not seriously concerned about the inevitably approaching "fateful date" end of the world (21 December), the predicted are believed to be the ancient Maya. Some Chinese businessmen have spent hundreds of thousands of yuan to build or order "Noah's Ark", which they plan to successfully survive the coming apocalypse.
"Noah's Ark", designed by Lou Chzhenhaem
November 23 edition of the Chinese China News reported that a resident of the Xinjiang region named Lu Chzhenhay, fearing that at the time of the apocalypse will flood their village, spent all their savings, more than one million yuan ($ 159 million), and built a "Noah's Ark".
His ship weight of 80 tons, a length of 21.2 meters, a width of 15.5 meters, a height of 5.6 meters and a displacement of 140 tons, is equipped with three diesel engines with total capacity of 540 horsepower. Draft of his ark Lu developed a fully self.
The ship is almost ready, it stands on the banks of the Tarim River and is the largest ship in these places.
Lu told reporters that he has long been studying the "Book of Changes", and divination, and also honors the traditional Chinese culture and believes that the end of the world is really close.
October 25th Chinese newspaper West China City News said that a resident of the city of Chengdu, Sichuan Province on behalf of the Dean of Huashan conducted the first test of his "Noah's Ark" for strength.
The Ark was placed next to the 10-story hotel, which was demolished by the explosion. Despite the fact that the tests were not entirely successful — the case of the ark was thoroughly broken — Dean is optimistic and says that the designated date of doomsday modernizing its rescue canoe.
His ark is made in the shape of a cuboid length of 3 meters, a height of 2.7 meters, a width of 2.3 meters and a weight of 2.5 tons. It is designed for five people who, according to the author of the project, can independently be there fully closed for more than four days.
Earlier, the Chinese media reported that a businessman from the city of Yiwu, Zhejiang Province by the name of Ian Tszunfu, using a commercial opportunity, designed the ark called Atlantis and has already received more than 20 orders for it. Arks Ian can be of different modifications, the cost of between 1 and 5 million yuan ($ 159-800 million).
Round Chinese version of "Noah's Ark" under the name "Atlantis"
According to John, his "Atlantis", made in the shape of a ball with a diameter of 4 meters and a weight of 6 tons, is able to withstand temperatures up to 1,700 degrees Celsius and impact force of 350 tons and can swim and even misses radiation.