10 Interesting Facts About Noah’s Ark That’ll Probably Shock You

Whether you are a practicing Christian or not, you probably have some inkling (and doubts) about Noah’s Ark. After all, this is a story from the Bible that was told to young children all over the world, and even if you didn’t hear it growing up, you must’ve come across it in your studies or in pop culture.

So here we have 10 interesting facts about Noahs ark that’ll probably shock you. First of all, the whole idea of a massive flood wiping out humanity is pretty incredible, so we can only imagine what these tidbits are going to tell us. Prepare to have your mind blown!

1 Noah’s Ark was Humongous

And by that we mean that it measured 450 feet long, 45 feet tall, and 75 feet across.

2 No one Knows Noah’s Wood

We still don’t know whether he used gopher wood, cypress trees, or something else?

3 Noah Was the Ultimate Dad

He essentially fathered the rest of humanity after himself and is quoted as saying “be fruitful and multiply.”

4 Noah Lived a Long Life

He was only 950 years old when he died; no big deal.

5 Noah Cursed One of His Sons

He cursed his son Ham because Ham looked upon his father’s nakedness in the tent, while his brothers kept their backs to him.

6 Noah was a Typical Human Sometimes

Despite the building of  the ark and saving himself, Noah still sinned and ended up drunk and naked in his tent (his kids even saw him!)

7 Noah was Loyal Until the End

Besides, obeying the incredible demand to build a huge ark, Noah also sacrificed to God once he got out of said ark, post-flood.

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8 Noah Tried to Warn the OthersGod filled His plan to destroy humanity and Noah tried to get the people to repent, but no dice.

9 Noah was an Old Dad

Apparently, he had already lived 500 years before he became a parent.

10 Noah was the Grandson of the Oldest Dude on Earth

His grandfather was Methuselah, who lived to be a mind-boggling 969 years

11. The Ark is mentioned in the Quran

Let’s learn even more about this ancient ark, shall we? The ark is mentioned in the Quran, where it is referred to as the SafinaNuh, or “Noah’s boat.” Historians have traced the earliest mentioning of Noah’s Ark to about 275-339 CE. That is after the Epic of Ziusadra, the Sumerian flood story.