The story of a man building a giant wooden boat to help his family and the entire animal kingdom survive a terrifying flood is one of the more contentious parts of the Bible.
But research by physics students suggests that a structure on the scale of Noah's ark as described in the ancient text could have been built.
And what's more, they say it would have been buoyant even with two of every animal on Earth on board.
However, while the ark would have stayed afloat they're not sure if every animal would have fit inside.
A group of fourth year master's students from the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Leicester calculated that Noah's ark, built to accommodate at least two of every animal species, would have floated using the dimensions ordained in the Bible
In the book of Genesis, Chapter 6:13-22, Noah is commanded to build an ark to survive a flood.
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