Wed Jun 22, 2011 6:17 pm ET
An hour outside of Amsterdam in Dordrecht, Netherlands, a ship is under
construction. But this ain’t your typical sailboat, bub. Johan Huibers is
building a full-scale replica of Noah’s ark.
Yes, that Noah’s ark. And Johan, an expert builder, isn’t skimping
on the details. The ship, which he’s been constructing for the past three years,
is built to biblical specs. Johan culled information on the ark’s size and shape
directly from the good book. In the end, the ship is four stories high and the
length of a football field. And yes, it’s seaworthy.
The result is an incredibly impressive ship, especially considering it was
realized simply by a man with a dream–or, perhaps, a nightmare. According to an
interview with NBC’s “The
Today Show,” Johan dreamt that Holland suffered a great flood. The next
morning, he woke up determined to start preparing for that worst-case
The ship, which is not to be confused with the theme
park in Kentucky that also honors Noah’s ark, is generating a lot of
interest in the search box. Over the past 24 hours, online lookups for “noah’s
ark photos” and “noah’s ark real ship” have surged.
As for the craft proper, it’s not complete yet, but it’s getting close. The
master plan is to sail the ship up the Thames in time for the London Olympics
next year. Expect to see plenty of life-size plastic animals aboard (two of each
type, of course).
story from and video at: http://news.yahoo.com/s/yblog_upshot/20110622/od_yblog_upshot/two-by-two-a-real-life-noahs-ark
using the number/letter grid:
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
A B C D E F G H I
J K L M N O P Q R
S T U V W X Y Z
A = 1 J = 1 S = 1
B = 2 K = 2 T = 2
C = 3 L = 3 U = 3
D = 4 M = 4 V = 4
E = 5 N = 5 W = 5
F = 6 O = 6 X = 6
G = 7 P = 7 Y = 7
H = 8 Q = 8 Z = 8
I = 9 R = 9
his primary challenge = JH = 18 = Surreal. Dreams. Using art as an outlet for his creative energies.