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Life-size Noah's Ark replica to sail to Israel


Posted on Friday, 30 November, 2018 | Comment icon 31 comments

The vessel was opened to the public in 2012. Image Credit: CC BY-SA 3.0 Ceinturion / Ark of Noah Foundation
Built by Dutch millionaire Johan Huibers, the enormous 2,500-ton vessel is nothing if not impressive.
Measuring 410ft in length, the vessel, which was built after the idea came to Huibers in a dream, is home to an array of museum exhibits and is able to accommodate anywhere up to 5,000 people.

The veteran businessman had intended to sail the ship all the way to Rio de Janeiro in time for the 2016 Olympic Games, but when those plans fell through he opted instead to aim for Israel.

There is one major snag however - the vessel is unable to move under its own power which means that the only way to get it to its destination will be to have it pulled there using tugboats.

The total cost of hiring the boats for the journey will come to around $1.3 million.

"This is a copy of God's ship," said Huibers. "It only makes sense to take it to God's land."

"I love the county, I love the people. They don't obey, they do what they want, they drive like mad, shove while waiting in line and don't listen to anyone. Just like me."

Source: Fox News | Comments (31)

Tags: Noah, Ark

Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #22 Posted by Gecks on 1 December, 2018, 21:29
I suppose the same could be said about the obsession with disney and a fictitious mouse.  The sad truth is money breeds money. So rather than use excessive amounts of money for good, moral purposes. The objective is to build crap that other people will pay to see, so you get more money.  If any good came out of it, hopefully it employed some people to build it ( not charity i mean) to put food on their tables.
Comment icon #23 Posted by Trenix on 10 December, 2018, 4:23
Insanely dumb is believing that by trying to feed the hungry, that no one will be starving or that anything will change. Food is just a temporary fix to hunger, education is however permanent.
Comment icon #24 Posted by Trenix on 10 December, 2018, 4:26
Because it's his money, not yours. How would you feel if someone told you how you should use your money? That's just ridiculous. You sound like a politician.
Comment icon #25 Posted by Jon the frog on 10 December, 2018, 14:34
Yep, there will be people starving all the time, never insinuated otherwise, education quite good yeah, probably better than food but without food, try to learn buddy? But was it dumb is wasting resources for nothing... and that thing is wasting resources for nothing.
Comment icon #26 Posted by Trenix on 10 December, 2018, 20:14
They're starving because they're uneducated, they're not uneducated because they're hungry. Those resources are not wasteful, someone is benefiting from it whether it's economically or through inspiration. Unfortunately the fact of the matter is, you came just to virtue signal. I heard this starving crap since forever, always coming from the people who are no better than those they try to shame. Maybe he does donate to local charities which he has no obligation to do whatsoever. Explain how any of that has to do with you? Do you donate to charities? Do you feed the people in starving countries... [More]
Comment icon #27 Posted by Noteverythingisaconspiracy on 10 December, 2018, 20:48
Wow that escalated quickly. 
Comment icon #28 Posted by Jon the frog on 10 December, 2018, 20:50
Yep religious fanaticism at its peak probably...
Comment icon #29 Posted by trancelikestate on 13 December, 2018, 15:03
Im not arguing his right to spend his money how he wants. Doesn't make it anymore of a waste. If I spent my entire paycheck on pogs and someone pointed out how stupid it was, they'd have a point.
Comment icon #30 Posted by Trenix on 15 December, 2018, 14:56
Telling people what they can or cannot do with their own money is communist, even socialist. Make your own pay and do what you want, don't tell others what they can or cannot do with their own money that they worked hard for. If you got an issue, get a job and do what you feel is right and not wasteful. What is waste, is a matter of opinion. As they say, one man's trash is another man's treasure. Stupid is listening to other people tell you what's considered wasteful and believing it. Someone is making a living off of that product while providing jobs and benefits for others. That money then g... [More]
Comment icon #31 Posted by Jon the frog on 16 December, 2018, 22:54
Exactly !


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