And finally… act of God

The owner of a replica of Noah’s Ark has sued its insurer for refusing to cover water damage – caused by a flood.

Ark Encounter, the owner of the 510-foot long replica of the biblical vessel in Northern Kentucky, said that the heavy rains of 2017 and 2018 caused about $1 million in damages to the ark’s access road, which its five insurers refused to cover.

It now seeks compensatory and punitive damages, local newspaper the Courier-Journal reports.

Melany Ethridge, a spokeswoman for the company’s public relations firm, said: “The lawsuit speaks for itself. We don’t have anything to add at this time, other than to say that we are highly confident of the merits of our case as we seek a fair resolution to the matter.”

There have been a number of expeditions to locate the ark, from the 3rd century AD to modern times, which the Book of Genesis says God used to spare Noah, his family and the world’s animals from the flood.

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