Tony Starks’ Iron Man suit may be something out of comic books, but Chinese businessman Yang Zongfu has built something in real life, out of iron-clad steel, that is just as effective, albeit not as form-fitting. According to Shanghai Daily, the entrepreneur created a modern day version of Noah’s Ark: a steel spherical capsule which can withstand nuclear radiation and 1700 degrees of heat. It can also keep humans inside safely, no matter what the elements — it has even kept raw eggs intact on several tests.
Reports say that the capsule can safely sustain a family of three for two weeks with stored food and water, and can even float on water in the event of a flood. This was all demonstrated by Yang Zongfu himself, in a stunt that looks a bit like zorbing down a big hill, but in a sphere of steel:
However, the Chinese aren’t the only ones with balls of steel; a Japanese company also has a version of “Noah’s Ark,” available for $3900 USD, according to Treehugger. And with a recent history of tsunami and nuclear accident in that country, you can never been too prepared. In fact, people are already making orders.