Chinese man builds own ‘Noah’s Ark’ to survive ‘Mayan Apocalypse’

Laura Byrne Contributor
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A Chinese man who is concerned about the “Mayan apocalypse” projected to hit next month has put his life savings into his own “Noah’s Ark.”

Lu Zhenghai has already spent $160,000 on a vessel to survive the alleged apocalypse, according the the China News Service. Lu’s creation stretches 65 feet in length and will weigh 80 tons after it is finished.

He started constructing the ark in 2010 to save himself and his family from the a flood he believes will  end the world in December.

Lu built the boat using 10 tons of timber and 60 tons of steel, but he is running out of money and the ark still isn’t complete, the Chinese website FNM reported.

Lu is not the first Chinese man to strategize how he will survive an impending apocalypse. Another is crafting a vessel that looks like a large, yellow ball to ride out the storm, according to the New York Daily News.

The  “Mayan apocalypse'” will supposedly hit Dec. 21, although scholars insist the world will still be here Dec. 22.

Lu already has a Plan B for his ark if the world is, in fact, still here. He wants to turn the boat into a tourist attraction — and maybe even a ferry.

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