March 28, 2006

Dutchman Builds Modern Noah's Ark

How exciting! In a silly, waste of time and money (US$1.2m) sort of way ...

Dutchman Johan Huibers is building a working replica of Noah's Ark as a testament to his Christian faith.

The 47-year-old from Schagen, 45km (30 miles) north of Amsterdam, plans to set sail in September through the interior waters of the Netherlands.

To quote the maker of the Ark ...

This will speak very much to children ... they'll hear the creak of the wood, smell the smell of the dung

But get this ...

Johan's Ark is a fifth of the size of Noah's and will carry farmyard animals.

Lame. :(


At March 28, 2006 7:51 PM, Blogger R. Mansfield said...

I think he should have spent $6million and built it full-size. Heck, if you've got millions to throw around on silliness, do it right!

At March 31, 2006 7:48 PM, Blogger Justin Jenkins said...

At the end of the article it said this ...

Mr Huibers said his wife was not very keen on the idea.

"She always says: 'Why don't you go dig wells in Ethiopia?'," he said. "I've been involved in projects there before but she understands this is my dream."

Sadly I think she's right :(


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