Noah’s Ark Fun Facts
A Noah’s Ark toy is a simple and wholesome toy. It’s a toy representation of Noah and his ark. The toy usually comes with a set of animals and Mr and Mrs Noah. You children can line them up and load them into the ark. Some Noah’s Ark toys can also double as a sorter toy. So aside from using the ark as transportation for the animals, your children can also use the ark as a sorter to fit the animals in.
The biblical story behind the toy is pretty popular and to some extent, very well commercialized. Many of us know about what happened to Noah and his ark. Here are a few things that we need to know or maybe we just forgot.
People appear to have lived for more than hundreds of years before the flood. Noah’s grandpa, Methuselah, is the oldest person in the Bible at 969 years old.
Noah’s father was Lamech.
Noah built the first vineyard and drank the first wine. He is considered the world’s first drunk.
Interestingly, the Bible does not mention the names of Noah’s wife and mother.
Noah was 500 years old when he had his 3 sons; Shem, Ham and Japheth.
Noah was a farmer as well as ship-builder which is why he was chosen by God to build the ark.
The Titanic was about three times bigger than Noah’s Ark.
The wooden materials used to build the Ark still remains a mystery. It might have been lost in translation because different versions of the Bible state different materials. In the King James version, the Ark was said to be made from gopher wood. However, in the NIV (New International Version) version, the ark was made from cypress wood which was the wood of choice by Phoenician ship-builders.
Noah, his wife, his sons and his sons’s wives lived on the Ark for more than a year.
The world was flooded for 150 days and floodwaters only started to recede for another 100 days. Noah found out that the flood had totally receded when he sent out his dove and it came back with an olive branch.
Noah lived for another 350 years after the flood and died at the age of 950 years old.
According to the Bible, Arphaxad was the first post-food baby. He was Noah’s grandson and the son of Shem. He was born two years after the blood.
There’s no conclusive evidence that the flood even took place but a story about a catastrophic flood or a similar event exists in 300 cultures.
It’s stated in the Bible that the ark landed in the mountains of Ararat which is located in Turkey. Unfortunately, many expeditions failed to uncover and locate the ark’s last known location.
Marco Polo referred to an Armenian’s mountain peak as the Mountain of Noah’s Ark because of its shape.
The actual number of animals on the ark is another mystery. Some estimates say that there were as many as 1.2 million animals on the ark but others have said that only 16,000 animals were on the Ark.