Japan Firm Builds 'Noah's Ark' For Next Tsunami
Giant tennis ball also functions as toy house
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted Sep 30, 2011 9:25 AM CDT
Cosmo Power Co. President Shoji Tanaka crawls out from the contraption.   (AP Photo/Itsuo Inouye)
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(Newser) – It’s Noah’s Ark for the 21st century: A Japanese firm has built a tiny, floating shelter that can hold four adults, the AP reports. Called the “Noah,” the enhanced-fiberglass contraption looks like a huge tennis ball and doubles as a toy house for kids. Cosmo Power Co. has already received 600 orders for the Noah, and two have been delivered so far.