Discovery Channel: Tsunami-Proof Ark Floats Our Boat

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Maybe Noah was just preparing for a tsunami with that ark. Designer Chris Robinson has never sailed a boat before, but he’s spent the past two years working on a wooden tsunami-proof boat in his backyard.

After a tsunami hit Japan in early 2011, Robinson began wondering how he and his family in Palo Alto, California, might survive such a brutal event. What began as a playful conversation about personal jetpacks and balloon houses turned into a real project called Tsunamiball, Robinsonexplained in his blog.

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