Is it that time of year already? Well, here are some great pictures of a great vocation……hard to say which one is my favorite!
- For some men, it takes 1 year to grow a full beard
- It takes 1 year, 1 month and 2 weeks (slowest time) to get to the moon
- Cats can live several weeks without food, as long as they have drinking water
But the Chinese have managed to build a 30 story building……..in only 15 days.
Each of the sections have electric and plumbing already installed, and were even tested for accuracy prior to installation….and all prior to leaving the factory!
It appears these sections that were formed and pre-tested at the factory are like big Lego Blocks…all fitting together just so!
The Chinese company behind the speedy process, Broad Sustainable Building Corporation, has some former success with building quickly. Once the world’s largest producer of air conditioning equipment, it previously built the 15-story Ark Hotel in Changsha, China, in just six days. (VIA)
Billionaire brothers built a 450 ft long life-size replica of Noah’s Ark in Hong Kong. ( After their father died of a heart attack in 1990, Thomas and Raymond Kwok, now 60 and 59, helped expand the family business, Sun Hung Kai Properties, into Hong Kong’s largest real estate developer. The evangelical Christians control a combined fortune of about $15 billion, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index.)
Having been built, according to the Bible, thousands of years ago, Noah’s Ark has only ever existed in peoples’ imaginations, but not anymore.
A group of architects who pondered what the Biblical vessel looked like have turned their dreams into reality by constructing a Noah’s Ark replica, complete with animals.
Thomas, Walter and Raymond’s land-bound Ark certainly has dimensions on a Biblical scale, measuring a massive 450 ft long and 75 ft wide.
And the imaginative trio even attempted to give the giant boat an air of authenticity by placing 67 pairs of animals at the entrance, just like the pairs of creatures saved from the Great Flood by Noah in the Bible tale.
Architects appear to have used some artistic license in parts of the Ark – for instance including double-glazed windows, a fine dining restaurant and luxurious bedrooms. Inside, real-life exotic animals can be found – including a nautilus, a toucan and reams of fish.
‘Hopefully Noah’s Ark will inspire people to pass through those troubles as Noah did in his day.’ The Ark opened in May 2009, 17 years after plans were first made for the enormous structure.FINAL THOUGHTS: If you decide to make a trip to Hong Kong, to visit the Ark…….watch where you step…
So if you have a “project” and hire men to work for you……here’s what NOT to say:
“Well, just get to it whenever you can”
“Just take my credit card”
“Oh, I guess you can leave it right there…”
“I don’t care how much it costs.”
“I don’t care how long it takes”
“Just go ahead and do it, we’ll figure out how much it costs later.”
“Why don’t you make a list? Then you wouldn’t have to drive to the store so often”
“I guess I don’t really need to see a copy of your insurance, as long as you have it.”
“Is there supposed to be a hole there?”
“Why do you want to know if that vase is antique?”
“Can I trust you?”