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2012-12-12 12:56:56 AM
The airtight spheres with varying interiors contain oxygen tanks and seatbelts with space for around 14 people,

My....... that's a small space and....a lot of people in front of whom you'd have... to poop.

You were all thinking the same thing.
 
2012-12-12 03:02:30 AM
He's got the biggest, survival balls of them all.
 
2012-12-12 04:52:36 AM
And when they get wedged somewhere, with the door jammed closed?

/Dont ever get into anything you can't bail out of.
 
2012-12-12 04:54:43 AM
Wouldn't Godzilla just chase it around like a doggie toy?
 
2012-12-12 05:04:31 AM
That "farmer" built "survival spheres" at his "house". I say that because it looked more like a militant group at work in their compound building torture spheres.
 
2012-12-12 05:07:10 AM
Nice.

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2012-12-12 05:11:15 AM
The article says they have oxygen tanks, but doesn't mention how the spheres get rid of the CO2......I'm just wondering if the guy has thought his cunning plan all of the way through...
 
2012-12-12 05:15:18 AM

marksman: The article says they have oxygen tanks, but doesn't mention how the spheres get rid of the CO2......I'm just wondering if the guy has thought his cunning plan all of the way through...


You're wondering if a guy, who as built survival balls, to survive an Apocalypse brought about by the end of a Mayan calendar, has made his plan in a rational and well thought out manner?
 
2012-12-12 05:41:07 AM
Looks like the guy is a Dr. Who fan, he made his own TARDID.
 
2012-12-12 05:50:39 AM
I can't see a reason they need to be spheres. Little round arks is all they are. Wouldn't something more boat-like be the cat's pajamas in a flood scenario? You can still seal a boat if you need to, but I'd think there would be better ways to ensure you have air than oxygen tanks and a sealed compartment.
 
2012-12-12 05:59:22 AM
Also: Try Chinese oxygen! It's the chunkiest!
 
2012-12-12 06:16:42 AM
Maybe he saw that terrible movie 'The Fountain' and decided to make a space bubble but all he had was papier mache.

/probably the first move where I was all like JUST EFFING DIE ALREADY
 
2012-12-12 06:31:23 AM

marksman: The article says they have oxygen tanks, but doesn't mention how the spheres get rid of the CO2......I'm just wondering if the guy has thought his cunning plan all of the way through...


Not to mention the balls are specifically noted as being air tight... So you're just going to keep pumping up the pressure inside?
 
2012-12-12 06:36:43 AM
you just need a co2 scrubber and some soda lime and a little oxygen tank can go a long long ways http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soda_lime come to think of it an oxygen analyzer would be bit helpful as well.



the frames look serious. wonder what he built the shell out? of looks like fiberglass which is not the worst thing but is not going to survive crashing into rocks. he

then maybe when he's finished someone should explain to him the alternate possibility of a solar storm.
 
2012-12-12 06:40:16 AM
How much lead did he use to ensure they stay upright?
 
2012-12-12 06:41:32 AM
Liu Qiyuan created the fibreglass shells - dubbed Noah's Ark


Oh look he called them Noah's Ark. How original.
 
2012-12-12 06:54:00 AM

murryantoinette: wonder what he built the shell out? of looks like fiberglass

Liu Qiyuan created the fibreglass shells


It's, like, the third sentence, dude. Seriously?
 
2012-12-12 07:07:53 AM
What is it with DailyMail articles repeating the same sentence in the headline, later in the actual article, and as the caption for pictures?
 
2012-12-12 07:59:22 AM
This is how Dyson got started....
 
2012-12-12 08:40:08 AM

INeedAName: And when they get wedged somewhere, with the door jammed closed?

/Dont ever get into anything you can't bail out of.


Those don't look safe at all. Like you mentioned the doors should open inward. The seals look to be really crappy too.
 
2012-12-12 08:46:49 AM
Honest Bender I was inebriated and drunk and posted on fark Im sincerely sorry and apologies for my ineptitude I am not a worthy human being let alone worthy enough to post on fark. and if there is ever tsunami and survival spheres are available it is clear to me now that that i would be unworthy of entering one and will simply strap myself to outside of it resigning myself to my deserved fate.

And I promise from this moment forth I will never post on fark again.

never, ever, ever for sure. and when I say never, ever, ever for sure. thats exactly what I mean.

and im not being sarcastic or taking piss I you dont believe me i will make a video tape of me reading this text so you can see for yourself my sincerity. so good by I'm leaving forever and never coming back. I mean it. no more posts from this moment forth............. over and out forever................please dont cry over me...........bye........
 
2012-12-12 08:52:02 AM
GED TO DA SFERSZ!
 
2012-12-12 08:57:20 AM
I mean it.
 
2012-12-12 09:01:51 AM
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2012-12-12 09:58:09 AM

murryantoinette: no more posts from this moment forth............. over and out forever................please dont cry over me...........bye........


The punishment is harsh, but I feel it fits the crime.
 
2012-12-12 10:14:59 AM
Best game of Atlasphere ever.
 
2012-12-12 10:41:39 AM

murryantoinette: I mean it.


I'll just go ahead and play you out....Well, bye.
 
2012-12-12 10:44:28 AM

marksman: The article says they have oxygen tanks, but doesn't mention how the spheres get rid of the CO2......I'm just wondering if the guy has thought his cunning plan all of the way through...


In theory, these things shouldn't need to be airtight for very long: just enough to float to the surface. Of course, that only helps if you're riding out a flood rather than falling into a giant crack in the Earth, but like you said with the thinking all the way through and such.
 
2012-12-12 10:49:41 AM
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2012-12-12 11:10:45 AM

sexorcisst: Wouldn't Godzilla just chase it around like a doggie toy?


Godzilla is Japan.

In China they just have crazy kung fu masters with magic powers.

Get your goofy pop culture stereotypes right. Sheesh.
 
2012-12-12 11:22:59 AM
I see no butterfly wings on any of his henchmen.
 
2012-12-12 12:16:36 PM
Tis hilarious that he made them out of fiberglass. Now of it was concrete or something I'd be impressed, but Fiberglass?!

"Yay we're floating! We will survive the flood!"

*debris punctures hole in sphere*

"AHHHHHRRRGARBLE!"

*months later*

"And their partially decomposed bodies were found in a sphere, mixing together like soup."
 
2012-12-13 01:29:27 AM
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2012-12-13 04:06:52 AM

Bob_Laublaw: The airtight spheres with varying interiors contain oxygen tanks and seatbelts with space for around 14 people,

My....... that's a small space and....a lot of people in front of whom you'd have... to poop.

You were all thinking the same thing.


Once it fills up with poo you can simply throw in a politician, bolt the door closed then roll it down a big hill. Fun for the entire family.
 
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