Dutch Businessman Constructs To-Scale Replica Of Noah’s Ark After Dream

After a nightmare of God drowning your country, would you even risk not building a new Noah’s Ark based on the biblical dimensions? Via CNN:

A Dutchman has built a replica of Noah’s Ark to biblical proportions, following a dream his homeland would be flooded. Johan Huibers, a wealthy businessman, used the ancient measurement of the cubit — the length of a man’s arm from elbow to fingertips — to build the vessel to the dimensions specified in the book of Genesis.

The finished craft has just been opened to the public on the Merwede River in the Dutch town of Dordrecht.  Huibers has filled his ark, which will operate as a “Bible museum,” with life-sized plastic animals and an aviary of live birds to give visitors more to interact with.

9 Comments on "Dutch Businessman Constructs To-Scale Replica Of Noah’s Ark After Dream"

  1. Liam_McGonagle | Aug 2, 2012 at 12:11 pm |

    Business type, eh?

    Any bets how long ’til he sinks under the impracticality of thing and sells out to Sheldon Adelson to open a floating, Bible-themed casino and brothel?

  2. Anarchy Pony | Aug 2, 2012 at 3:00 pm |

    How many homes could that have built?

  3. Burckle Crater infohttp://www.nytimes.com/2006/11/14/science/14WAVE.html?pagewanted=all

  4. Burckle Crater infohttp://www.nytimes.com/2006/11/14/science/14WAVE.html?pagewanted=all

  5. the exact replica doesn’t look very sea worthy

  6. lifobryan | Aug 2, 2012 at 10:03 pm |

    Perky Blonde Girl: “We built the ark to tell the world that there is a God who loves us, and has a plan for our lives just as he had for Noah.”

    Whenever I hear this story, I can’t help but think of the 99% who God didn’t love, and for whom He had a really shitty plan. As is so often the case, the story is about the favored 1%.

    Hmmm … I think this story is actually the historic precent for the Supply-side economic dynamic we know today “Trickle-down” economics ….? 

    The 1% tell us that “a rising tide lifts all boats,” when what they really mean is “MY boat.” And then the 99% just get “trickled down upon.”
    Regardless, I’m impressed that the ark replica used period-accurate security cameras, and a corrugated roof of cypress wood-metal ….

  7. The Baffler | Aug 2, 2012 at 11:51 pm |

    If the sea levels keep rising, Holland may indeed just flood. It won’t be God who did it though.

  8. Dopethrone | Aug 4, 2012 at 4:34 am |

    Fuck the homeless.  I’m building a giant boat for fake animals.

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