New Noah's Ark
, December 12, 2012
Chinese inventor Liu Qiyuan speaks on his mobile phone as he sits in his spherical pod named "Noah's Ark" in Xianghe, Hebei province, December 12.
Liu, who has spent 1.8 million yuan ($288,000) on building six "Noah's Ark"s in 8 months with the help of his former furniture factory's workers, is working on his seventh pod. The 17 cubic-metre volume vessels were built to serve as lifeboats in the event of earthquakes, tsunamis and floods. Reuters/Petar Kujundzic