Huffington Post 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.” Chinese news website FMN reports that Lu’s “ark” was built with 10 tons of timber and 60 tons of steel. Due to lack of funds, however, it has yet to be completed.
I live these doomsday preppers people that spend every last dime preparing for an apocalypse, then are totally screwed when it doesn’t happen. It happens every single time some lunatic predicts the end of the world, and when we all wake up on December 22nd, 2012, some other nutball will say “no, what the Mayans really meant was December 22nd, 2013, we forgot to carry the one! Repent!” And this crazy Asian motherfucker will say “well thankfully I already have this dope raft, now I have just 365 days to collect two of every animal!”
Seriously, anyone who thinks the world is going to end on December 21st needs to have their head examined, its not what the Mayans even said was going to happen. It’s supposed to be the “dawn of a new consciousness” so maybe we all get Google Goggles. That would be sick.