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Dutch Carpenter Builds Full-Size Replica of Noah's Ark
TIME Newsfeed ^ | 7/1/11 | Zachary Cohen

Posted on 07/01/2011 8:03:35 PM PDT by marshmallow


Johan Huibers just finished a building a new ark that is even bigger than his original one, pictured here.

It turns out somebody actually knows what a cubit is. Because one man converted the Biblical measurements to create a scale model of Noah's ark. And it's big. Really big.

Johan Huibers of the Netherlands had a dream in 1991 that Holland was flooding. Three years and $1.6 million later, Huibers has a shiny new tourist attraction. The boat, which is as long as football field and four stories high, will be opened to the public as a tourist attraction with a religious message.

The ship can hold 1,500 people, but not two of every animal. Instead, he's opted for life-size plastic replicas of elephants, giraffes and others to adorn the decks. The animals that will make the voyage? The ones that can fit into a petting zoo and an aviary, which will be held on the top deck.

Huibers previously built an ark half the size of his most recent project. He was able to use the money gained from entrance fees to finance the full-scale boat.

He hopes to sail down the Thames River and dock in London for the 2012 Olympics.

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TOPICS: Current Events; General Discusssion; History
KEYWORDS: blackseaflood; catastrophism; creationism; creationist; godsgravesglyphs; gopherwood; holland; johanhuibers; johansark; lightofsevendays; netherlands; noah; noahsark; schagen; thedutch; yec
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1 posted on 07/01/2011 8:03:37 PM PDT by marshmallow
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To: marshmallow

Checking the weather now....


2 posted on 07/01/2011 8:04:59 PM PDT by Larry Lucido
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To: marshmallow

Did he use Gopher wood?


3 posted on 07/01/2011 8:18:18 PM PDT by Poison Pill
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To: marshmallow

Umm...how exactly did he know what it looked like? Is there a photo on page 267 of the Bible?


4 posted on 07/01/2011 8:20:55 PM PDT by Krankor (i)
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To: Krankor

It’s next to Jesus’s high school yearbook picture. /s


5 posted on 07/01/2011 8:24:09 PM PDT by Bosco (Remember how you felt on September 11?)
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To: marshmallow

Where is the pooper scooper?


6 posted on 07/01/2011 8:27:23 PM PDT by JimmyMc
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To: Bosco

Is that the debate team picture or the camera club?


7 posted on 07/01/2011 8:31:47 PM PDT by Krankor (i)
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To: Poison Pill
"Did he use Gopher wood?"

Nope--no hardwood. Only pine with steel reinforcement. I reckon that's all his budget could handle.


8 posted on 07/01/2011 8:35:26 PM PDT by familyop (Shut up, and eat your brains!)
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To: Poison Pill; All

” Lord, what’s a Cubit “. Bill Cosby


9 posted on 07/01/2011 8:35:35 PM PDT by GOYAKLA (Flush Congress in 2010 & 2012)
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To: JimmyMc

We have a serious problem on the poop deck.


10 posted on 07/01/2011 8:35:50 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open ( <o> ---)
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To: Krankor

I think he got the plans from an old copy of Popular Mechanics ;-)


11 posted on 07/01/2011 8:35:55 PM PDT by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: Poison Pill

And he didn’t have 120 years to build it. ;-)


12 posted on 07/01/2011 8:37:26 PM PDT by familyop (Shut up, and eat your brains!)
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To: marshmallow

I love it, Christian eccentric dudes do things like build really cool versions of Noah’s Ark, while Muslim eccentric dudes to show their faith blow up innocent women and children.


13 posted on 07/01/2011 8:43:50 PM PDT by dog breath
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Oops...or maybe 100 years. It’s study time anyway. ...will look into that again.


14 posted on 07/01/2011 8:46:42 PM PDT by familyop (Rome was burned in a day--twice.)
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To: marshmallow

Let me know if he starts collecting green aligators, along with some geese, some humpty back camels and some chimpanzees...


15 posted on 07/01/2011 8:50:27 PM PDT by Grizzled Bear ("Does not play well with others.")
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To: marshmallow
One would need to know what the original looked like before one could build a replica, wouldn't one?

Or should I say "two"?

16 posted on 07/01/2011 8:50:48 PM PDT by Tanniker Smith (I didn't know she was a liberal when I married her.)
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To: marshmallow
The cubit is still used by some, including re-enactors who wear great kilts at Renaissance fairs and similar events, as well as makers of these garments. Since the length of a cubit varies with each person, garments can be adjusted accordingly.
17 posted on 07/01/2011 8:59:30 PM PDT by Fiji Hill
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Let me know if he starts collecting green aligators, along with some geese, some humpty back camels and some chimpanzees...

...and some cats and rats and elephants...

18 posted on 07/01/2011 9:01:35 PM PDT by Fiji Hill
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To: Fiji Hill

...as sure as you’re born, do you think he can find a Unicorn?


19 posted on 07/01/2011 9:05:32 PM PDT by Grizzled Bear ("Does not play well with others.")
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To: Larry Lucido

Yes, does he know something about the weather that we don’t?

I hope he doesn’t take any termites aboard.


20 posted on 07/01/2011 9:16:08 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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