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Armageddon-Proof Survival Pod Proves a Big Hit

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Armageddon-Proof Survival Pod Proves a Big Hit

Armageddon-Proof Survival Pod

The Armageddon-Proof Survival Pod

You may be all happy and carefree today celebrating public holidays, but don’t forget about the end of days. Luckily, there’s a way around it – a survival pod built by a Chinese inventor who claims it can withstand the end of the world.

It’s big, it’s round, and apparently it will keep you alive in case of a natural disaster or a nuclear meltdown. Officially, it’s called the “Atlantis”, but everyone has started calling it a modern-day Noah’s Arc. Chinese entrepreneur and inventor Yang Zongfu worked on his survival pod for two years and spent around $150,000 making it as durable as possible. Back in August 2012, he announced a series of public tests which would prove his Armageddon-proof survival pod was ready for the end of the world.

On August 6, he climbed inside the Atlantis and was pushed down a 50-meter obstacle course on the side of a hill, over a bed of rocks and into a pool. Sadly, as soon as it hit the water, the arc’s door opened proving it was less than water tight. The inventor himself came out in one piece, but with a cut on his chin. But that didn’t discourage Yang, who moved on to the fire test, in which he set a smaller version of the Atlantis on fire, and pulled out a frozen ice-cream that had been perfectly preserved inside.

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According to Yang Zongfu, the Atlantis can withstand temperatures of up to 1700 degrees Celsius, and impact forces of 350 tons. It can float on water, and is equipped with safety seats, a communication system, a first aid kit and a toilet. This new-age Noah’s Arc has room for ten people and can carry enough food supplies to keep them alive for 10 months. You’ll be glad to know the inventor doesn’t plan on keeping the secret to surviving the end of the world to himself.

Yang plans to sell Atlantis survival pods to survivalists crazy rich enough to buy them. Oriental Outlook, a Shanghai-based magazine, recently reported Yang Zongfu has so far received 21 orders for his doomsday ark, which is built in accordance with customer requests and has its own custom interior design. Because if you’re going to survive the apocalypse, you might as well do it in style!

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Chinese Casanova Had To Leave Hospital With Police Escort

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Chinese Casanova Had To Leave Hospital With Police Escort

Chinese casanova has to leave hospital with police escort. When a man from China’s Hunan province got into a car accident last month, little did he know that his misfortune would actually affect his love life.

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He was rushed to the hospital following the accident, where staff began contacting his loved ones. To everyone’s great surprise, no less than seventeen women turned up at the hospital, claiming to be his girlfriends. And it didn’t take them long to figure out that they were all there to see the same guy. It turns out that the man, whose last name is Yuan, had actually been seeing all those women simultaneously and swindling them for large sums of money.

Most of the women are from Hunan province – the oldest is 40, while the youngest, a student, is only 19 years old. He was apparently married to one of them, and had a child with another. When they came to know the truth, all 17 of them were understandably shocked, and later, furious. “I was really worried when I heard that he was in the hospital,” said Xiao Li, Yuan’s girlfriend of 18 months. “But when I started seeing more and more beautiful girls show up, I couldn’t cry anymore.”

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The women’s claims led to a full-fledged police investigation, and that’s when shocking details about Yuan’s deception started to come out. It turns out that he was actually married at one point, but he had cheated his wife out of 250,000 yuan (about $40,000), before divorcing her. He then proceeded to meet several other women and convince them that he was committed to them, fleecing thousands of yuan in the process. Apart from the 17 women he was seeing in real life, his WeChat account revealed that he had a whopping 200 female targets online.

The police also discovered that Yuan’s trickery had spread out far wider than his love life – he was actually working in an engineering firm without ever having finished college. He had gained employment by fabricating a university degree in civil engineering, when in reality, he only had a high school diploma.

Once these incriminating details were out in the open, Yuan actually had to leave the hospital early with a police escort to protect him from his scorned girlfriends. In spite of everything that had happened, he apparently had the cheek to hug everyone of them on the way out and say: “Don’t blame me, you are all my wives.”

With no job or relationship, Yuan has now returned to his hometown of Fulin along with his mother. The women he cheated are working with the police to get their money back. His case will be charged as a criminal matter and he will have to be tried in court for fraud.


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Chinese Artist Hua Tunan: Splattered Ink Animal Portraits

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Chinese Artist Hua Tunan: Splattered Ink Animal Portraits

Hua Tunan

Splattered ink animal  portraits

Splattered ink animal  portraits. Chinese artist Hua Tunan is back it again with a series of stunning new animal portraits. Using a unique combination of traditional Chinese painting and Western street art, his work has won acclaim around the world. Hua Tunan, real name Cheng Yingjie, was born in Born in 1991 in Foshan, Guangdong. He has his own studio in Foshan, China, and has worked with famous brands such as Louis Vuitton, Adidas, NIKE, Jaguar, Volvo, and Disney.

His signature chaotic painting style can be created on canvases and wall-sized murals alike. Like many other successful contemporary street artists, he uses a wide range of bright colors, even those don’t actually appear in owls, like green, blue and purple. His dynamic style, while definitely his own, is similar to the work done by many other notable street artists, including that of DALeast.

Hua Tunan

Hua Tunan

Hua Tunan

Hua Tunan

Chinese Artist Hua Tunan: Splattered Ink Animal Portraits

Chinese Artist Hua Tunan: Splattered Ink Animal Portraits

Chinese Artist Hua Tunan: Splattered Ink Animal Portraits

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