Noah’s ark for the next Tsunami in Japan?

Modern Noah's Ark (AP Photo/Itsuo Inouye)
Modern Noah's Ark - A Cosmo Power Co. employee crawls out from a spherical earthquake and tsunami shelter "Noah" made of fiber enforced plastic at the company's factory in Hiratsuka, west of Tokyo, Friday, Sept. 30, 2011. The Japanese generator maker has developed a modern version of Noah's Ark in case Japan is hit by another massive earthquake and tsunami. The company of just 10 employees completed the first Noah, that has 1.2 meters (4 feet) in diameter and can hold up to four adults inside, earlier this month and already has 500 orders. (AP Photo/Itsuo Inouye)

While not 100% accurate as these are mini Noah’s arks, that title is very close!  A power company in Japan has devised a unique “lifeboat” of sorts that could possible save 4 lifes in the event another tsunami hits Japan.   Since the chances of another catastrophic tsunami are very low in general, the noah’s ark lifeboat also doubles as a kids room toy.  Clever use of a safety device, I wonder if I can get it in any color? Anyway,  here is the story as reported by the AP

 TOKYO (AP) — A small Japanese company has developed a modern, miniature version of Noah’s Ark in case Japan is hit by another massive earthquake and tsunami: a floating capsule that looks like a huge tennis ball.

Japan’s Cosmo Power says its “Noah” shelter is made of enhanced fiberglass that can save users from disasters like the one on March 11 that devasted Japan’s northern coast, leaving nearly 20,000 people dead or missing.

Company president Shoji Tanaka says the 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 also can be used as a toy house for children.

The company completed the capsule earlier this month and already has 600 orders, including two delivered.