The Ark has Sailed!

As noted in a previous post, an ambitious dutchman has for some time been constructing a replica of Noah’s Ark. Now, it would seem that the ark has sailed!

From Slate:

Complete with mock giraffes and penguins, a life-sized replica of Noah’s Ark has opened to the public in the Netherlands just in time for the Mayan apocalypse.

The project is the result of a 20-year effort by Johan Huibers, a wealthy Dutch creationist who says he had a dream that resembled the biblical tale of Noah and the vessel he built when the Earth flooded. The 427-foot installation is scaled based on archaic units cited in the original holy text. There are a few live animals on the ship, including chickens and parakeets, but most are life-sized sculptures.

For those who require more modern comforts at the end of the world, there is also a movie theater and a restaurant on board.

The finished attraction may not hold two of every species on Earth, but it can accommodate 1,500 people at a time.

I’m disappointed that the builder did not venture to actually test this baby by filling it with livestock, but I’m glad he decided to include a restaurant and movie theater.

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