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Tsunami Survival Pod

The tsunami that hit Japan in March killed 20,000 people, so that nation is now thinking seriously about how to prepare for this type of disaster. A company called Cosmo Power has responded by developing a floating fiberglass pod that people can jump into in a hurry:

Company president Shoji Tanaka says the $3,900 (300,000 yen) capsule can hold four adults, and that it has survived many crash tests. It has a small lookout window and breathing holes on top.

It's called the Noah, in reference to Noah's ark. So far, the company has received 500 orders.

Link -via DVICE (where there's a video) | Photo: Aashi

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Mr. Awwsome, tsunamis when they hit land are going no more than about 50 mph. Videos of the 2004 Boxing Day and 2011 Japan tsunamis clearly show speeds under 100mph.
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