This driver almost crashed a busload of students on a steep mountain road. Enough thrills here to spice up your day... and a happy ending. The road itself could be added to our Most Dangerous Roads series!
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Working Replica of Noah's Ark
Yes, it's the amazing Biblical Noah's Ark, lovingly replicated in Schagen, Netherlands. Built by Johan Huibers as a testament to his faith in the literal truth of the Bible, this ark is 150 cubits long, 30 cubits high and 20 cubits wide.
"Life-size models of giraffes, elephants, lions, crocodiles, zebras, bison and other animals greet visitors as they arrive in the main hold. Huibers did the work mostly with his own hands, using modern tools and with occasional help from his son Roy. Construction began in May 2005. Visitors on the first day were stunned how big it really is. There is enough space near the keel for a 50-seat film theater." See more images here.
Cross-pollinate a Shuttle program with Russian obsession with ekranoplans (see proof of this obsession here) - and what would you get? You'll get freaking awesome (and largely not very practical) technological wonder, that's what - a thing of beauty to any geek and concept artist, and another reason to re-evaluate current options of getting into space.
These concepts were created in hopes to use the Earth's oceans for space launches: keep in mind that launching close to equator allows for 1.7 - 2 times heavier payload. The Sea-Launch project is already in full swing (facilitating vertical launches), however for the Shuttle-like horizontal launches and landings, Russian engineers propose to use a fleet of heavy ekranoplans... We have some more technical info, write to us if interested.
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