It’s by design that most modern cities grew up around rivers or coastlines. But today, those bodies of water pose problems for thousands of commuters who’d prefer to ride or walk–and cities are developing new infrastructure to bridge them.
Dutchman Johan Huibers decided to build an ark. Not a Lego or popsicle stick model, but a real-life replica of Noah's Ark built to scale. He began his work in 2008 and recently finished this $1 million project.
This pedal-powered hovercraft, built by a flight group at the University of London, is constructed out of the absolute lightest materials possible (carbon fiber, glass cloth, styrofoam) to make it floaty enough to cross the Thames. And it does!
Dr Manhattan arrived to London yesternight, decided to show us how puny humans are and how large his schlong is, floating over the River Thames. Update: High resolution close up and videos after the jump.