Residents in the village of Qiantun, Hebei province, south of Beijing will try and surive the Mayan Apocalypse by living in survival pods.
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This photo taken on December 11, 2012 shows farmer Liu Qiyuan posing with survival pods that he created and dubbed ‘Noah’s Arc’, in the village of Qiantun, Hebei province, south of Beijing. As people across the globe tremble in anticipation of next week’s supposed Mayan-predicted apocalypse, one Chinese villager says he may have just what humanity needs: tsunami-proof survival pods. AFP PHOTO / Ed Jones (Photo credit should read Ed Jones/AFP/Getty Images)