There are millions of people who do think that like everything else, the earth too has an expiry date and going by the most hyped apocalypse theory fueled by the Maya Long Count calendar, the world will come to an end on 21st December this year. While scientists and researchers over the globe are trying to educate the masses that the end of the Maya Long Count calendar doesn’t mean that the world is coming to an end, but it’s just like the calendar on our desks which needs a replacement every year, there are still many who believe that Hollywood’s glorified doomsday event will happen for sure. One such man in China is so convinced by the “Mayan apocalypse” prophecies that he has spend his life’s saving to build a modern day Noah’s ark to save him from the impeding doomsday event.
The boat, build by Lu Zhenghai for about $160,000, is 21.2 meters long, 15.5 meters wide and 5.6 meters high. Made using timber and steel the boat displaces about 140 tons of water. Lu started building the boat in 2010, which we think could have been the after effect of watching Hollywood movies a couple of times, would help him and his family survive the crisis.
Lu is not alone in this struggle as there has been similar news in the recent past, with many designing and developing apocalypse-proof homes to save themselves from the claimed doomsday event. However, if Lu is proven wrong, he still has a backup plan for this boat. Lu says that the vessel will definitely attract tourists who will want to board it for sightseeing tours and can also be used as a ferry.