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Mon Dec 3, 2012, 03:27 PM

Chinese Man, Builds 'Noah's Ark' In Preparation For 2012 Mayan Apocalypse

Chinese Man, Builds 'Noah's Ark' In Preparation For 2012 Mayan Apocalypse

Worried about the impending 2012 "Mayan apocalypse," a man in China has reportedly spent his life savings on the construction of his very own "Noah's Ark."

According to China News Service, Lu Zhenghai, from the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region in northwest China, has already spent about $160,000 on the boat. The vessel, designed by Lu himself, measures about 65 feet in length and will, when completed, weigh about 80 tons, the report states.

Lu said he began building his so-called ark in 2010 out of fear that an impending "doomsday" flood would threaten his and his family's survival.

"I'm afraid that when the end of the world comes in 2012, flood waters will destroy my house," Lu told the Chinese News Service, according to a HuffPost translation.

"So I took all my savings and invested in the construction of this boat," he continued. "When the time comes, everyone can take refuge in it."

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/27/lu-zhenghai-boat-mayan-apocalypse-noah-ark_n_2198680.html

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 03:37 PM

1. Is it called the "B" ark?

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Mon Dec 3, 2012, 03:38 PM

2. I feel sorry for people who live in constant fear of everything.

On the other hand, I'm not going to try to quit smoking until after I know Mayan's were wrong.

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Mon Dec 3, 2012, 03:47 PM

3. What a fool

And what a sad story.

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Mon Dec 3, 2012, 03:50 PM

4. I'm pretty sure I saw this movie

It had that guy from The Office.

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Mon Dec 3, 2012, 04:01 PM

5. Do you know how far inland he lives?

His province borders Kazakhstan and it's north of Tibet! OTOH...it's nice to know that not all of the crazies live here.

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Mon Dec 3, 2012, 04:14 PM

6. December 22, 2012...

New restaurant opens with ArK related theme!

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