Remember the story I posted last year about millionaire Johan Huibers building a full size "biblical-scale" replica of Noah's ark after dreaming his homeland of Holland flooded? Well now it's complete, and ready to set sail for safety in the event of global warming. *eying proportions* Fine, but there better be room for dinosaurs this time.
The ark described in the Book of Genesis measured to 300 cubits long, 50 cubits wide, and 30 cubits high. A cubit is supposed to be the distance of a man's arm from the elbow to the fingertips, so Huibers used his own arm and his ark came to be around 450 feet long, according to Sky News.
This wooden recreation, four years in the making, is the second one he's built. In 2004, he built a half-scale version that he sailed around his native country's canals, ChannelsTV.com reported.
Now listen, before you run to the comments to spout off about religion or anti-religion or whatever, let me make one thing perfectly clear: I DON'T CARE. You can practice or not practice and believe or not believe whatever the hell you want as far as I'm concerned AS LONG AS IT DOESN'T AFFECT ANYBODY ELSE. Black magic? Go for it. Besides, you're not seeing the bigger picture here. The completion of this ark is a real OPPORTUNITY. "To nuke the ice caps and rebuild the human race from scratch?" *wink* Tell Johan to park the boat outside, I'll run in and mash the big red button.
Hit the jump for a video news report about the thing.
Thanks to Sputnikk and Joanne, who agree he should have made it bigger so he could fit three of every animal just in case the two don't like each other and won't mate.