NOAH’S ARK REPLICA OWNERS SUE INSURANCE COMPANY, BECAUSE OF RAIN DAMAGE
I really love me some bible thumping hypocrites. Well, they don’t even have to be bible thumping. But this is simply amazing. So you may not have heard. But in Williamstown, Kentucky, there’s a Noah’s Ark replica. It’s owners finished building the 510-foot Ark Encounter just recently in 2016. But the Hand of God quickly reached out and heavy rains in the next two years caused some fairly serious rain damage. So as you can imagine, the Old Testament Bible theme park owners did what any modern Christian had to. They called their (five!) insurance companies. But all five refused to cover the $1 million in damages. So the Ark Encounter owner is now suing. That’s how irony dies.
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IT WASN’T THE REPLICA, BUT THE ROAD TO THE REPLICA THAT SUFFERED A LANDSLIDE
So here’s the thing. The Ark Encounter itself wasn’t damaged. The access road leading to it suffered a landslide. That’s where the $1 million in damage was. The owner rebuilt the road. But they want insurance to pay for it. So I don’t know the merits of the suit, either way. But this just seems so wrong, no matter what your favorite passage of the bible is. You don’t get it? The road to the Ark (Encounter) is washed out. So the vehicle that saved humanity and a breeding pair of every animal is…. Out of reach. That’s just funny. Even a spokeswoman for the Ark’s PR firm joked, “You got to get to the boat to be on the boat.”
YOU CAN’T PUT A PRICE TAG ON IRONY, BUT YOU CLEARLY CAN FLEECE THE FAITHFUL
But regardless of the awkward fun, here are some facts. The Ark Encounter supposedly is built to the dimensions from the Bible. It’s also the largest timber-frame structure anywhere in the world. If you want to visit, you can buy tickets at the Creation Museum. Adults are $75. Kids, 5-12 are $24. Irony? Priceless. So stay tuned. The Ark folks want a jury trial against their insurance companies. Then we get to see if their suit is just a Hail Mary, or what….