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Riding out the 2012 apocalypse in a Norwegian lifeboat

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Pieter van der Meer and a friend uncover his Norwegian lifeboat in his Kootwijkerbroek garden.

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Pieter van der Meer looks out the hatch of his Norwegian lifeboat Kootwijkerbroek, The Netherlands.

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Pieter van der Meer poses in his Norwegian lifeboat in the garden of his Kootwijkerbroek, The Netherlands home.

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Thirty-five people can take refuge in Pieter van der Meer's Norwegian lifeboat that he is prepping for an upcoming global apocalypse, that some believe will occur on Dec. 21.

Are you ready for Friday’s end of the world?

Pieter van der Meer, of Kootwijkerbroek, The Netherlands thinks he is.

Van der Meer has prepped a Norwegian lifeboat, a vessel parked in his garden, for 35 passengers to ride out the so-called 2012 apocalypse which some believe will occur on Dec. 21. That date corresponds with an interpretation of the ancient Mayan calendar.

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