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    A real-life Noah’s Ark



    An hour outside of Amsterdam in Dordrecht, Netherlands, a ship is under construction. But this ain't your typical sailboat, bub. Johan Huibers is building a full-scale replica of Noah's ark.
    Yes, that Noah's ark. And Johan, an expert builder, isn't skimping on the details. The ship, which he's been constructing for the past three years, is built to biblical specs. Johan culled information on the ark's size and shape directly from the good book. In the end, the ship is four stories high and the length of a football field. And yes, it's seaworthy.
    The result is an incredibly impressive ship, especially considering it was realized simply by a man with a dream--or, perhaps, a nightmare. According to an interview with NBC's "The Today Show," Johan dreamt that Holland suffered a great flood. The next morning, he woke up determined to start preparing for that worst-case scenario.
    The ship, which is not to be confused with the theme park in Kentucky that also honors Noah's ark, is generating a lot of interest in the search box. Over the past 24 hours, online lookups for "noah's ark photos" and "noah's ark real ship" have surged.
    As for the craft proper, it's not complete yet, but it's getting close. The master plan is to sail the ship up the Thames in time for the London Olympics next year. Expect to see plenty of life-size plastic animals aboard (two of each type, of course).
    You can check out the video below for an inside look.

    source: http://news.yahoo.com/s/yblog_upshot...life-noahs-ark

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    Wow. That's a ridiculous hobby.

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    Much respect for a true dutch craftsman. Love seeing such a creation, sometimes all the crazy advanced engines in the world don't quite impress me as much as stuff like this.
    Some people live long, meaningful lives.

    Other people eat shit and die.

    I'm not racist, I hate everybody equally; especially fat people.


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    Incredibly craftsmanship but holy $#@!!

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    and all the worlds animals can fit on that?

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by LostMarine Click here to enlarge
    and all the worlds animals can fit on that?
    It's 2 of every animal, read a book.

    Oh, and animals that can't fit on it are ones God doesn't want to live...

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    Lol. Subtle
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    wow thats pretty cool
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
    It's 2 of every animal, read a book.

    Oh, and animals that can't fit on it are ones God doesn't want to live...
    thats what i meant, 2 of EVERY animal.. if he didnt want them to live, how are they still alive?

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by LostMarine Click here to enlarge
    thats what i meant, 2 of EVERY animal.. if he didnt want them to live, how are they still alive?
    They arent, but we can dig up their bones.
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    Other people eat shit and die.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by LostMarine Click here to enlarge
    thats what i meant, 2 of EVERY animal.. if he didnt want them to live, how are they still alive?
    It's the old Christian argument that whatever happens is God's will. So whatever animals made it were ones that were supposed to and whatever does not make it God doesn't want to make it.

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    its not just a christian thing though "En Shala "

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by LostMarine Click here to enlarge
    its not just a christian thing though "En Shala "
    True, I'm just relating it to the Noah's ark story.

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    Now THAT is a party boat.

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    imagine cruising through holland with this thing and getting piss drunk and partying out on the water, i reckon a good time noah; good time.
    Some people live long, meaningful lives.

    Other people eat shit and die.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by DBFIU Click here to enlarge
    imagine cruising through holland with this thing and getting piss drunk and partying out on the water, i reckon a good time noah; good time.
    Hell yes.

    Guy also said he would fill the boat with plastic replica animals? That is just one big party boat.

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