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Noah's Ark Capsule via Japan

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TheGreat Flood is a mythical and religious story of a great flood sent by god or gods to destroy civilization as an act of divine retribution. The story has been told throughout human history, though it is perhaps best known in modern times in both the Bible and Koran, in the account of Noah's Ark. Although civilization appears to have survived earth's complete destruction in these tales,  when natural disasters really happen, a whole country like Japan can be devastated. 

 

 After witnessing the Tohoku earthquake and tsunami on March 3rd, 2011 that devastated Japan’s northern coast and left nearly 20,000 people dead or missing, what can one do to protect themselves and loved ones from a water based catastrophe? A Japanese company called COSMO has developed a miniature version of Noah’s ark- a floating capsule that looks like a huge tennis ball. The “Noah” shelter is made from enhanced fiberglass and could save users from disasters. They are getting orders now worldwide, their first capsule in the US will be shipped to NYC a week from now and will be auctioned at the"Design Saves Lives" charity event hosted by a non profit organization for Japan tsunami relief. This capsule will be displayed at the MAD museum in December, right before the auction event on 12/7/2011.

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Noah's Ark 2011

Disaster Capsule

note: this video was shot in March 2011