Show Random June 4, 2011
Stuffed Animals Sail Up the Thames Two by Two, Hurrah Hurrah!

I'm sure at one time or another, you've heard the biblical story of Noah's Ark. Well, a fellow in The Netherlands has recreated a giant scale-sized replica of Noah's Ark to sail up the Thames River during the 2012 Summer Olympics in London to teach visitors about Christianity and inspire schoolchildren.

Johan Huibers has spent more than a million dollars on this colossal boat, which measures 450 feet in length and 75 feet in width (in bible-era cubits that would be about, oh, somewhere in the range of "big"). By the way, if you're wondering, he plans to fill his boat with some real, stuffed and animatronic animals - obviously, all in pairs.

All he needs to see his quest through? Written permission from London mayor Boris Johnson. I can only imagine Johnson's response when he opens that letter. "He wants to WHAAAT??"

Check out the size of this thing:

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