Doomsday 2012: China prepares with apocalypse pods

The airtight spheres with varying interiors contain oxygen tanks and seatbelts with space for around 14 people, and are designed to remain upright when in water.

Police have arrested almost 1,000 doomsday cult members in China for spreading rumors about the end of the world.

According to BBC News, members of the sect, named Almighty God, have predicted that come Friday, Dec. 21, the world will be engulfed in three days of darkness. It urges its members to overthrow communism during this time.

GlobalPost's correspondent in Taiwan reported that the Hollywood movie “2012,” which starred John Cusak and depicted the Mayan apocalypse, was a box-office smash in China. In "2012," humanity is given another shot at survival when the Chinese government comes through by building massive arks.

While most are certain that the government will protect them if the end of the world is really coming, others have decided to fend for themselves; a farmer in Hebei province built seven 14-person pods in his garage, which he’s hoping to sell for about $50,000 each.

If you can't shell out the cash for his pods, though, GlobalPost has a guide to finding a more economical fallout shelter. Or even an ark.