Tag Archives: Holland

Guy builds an exact replica of Noah’s Ark

A fully functional Noah’s ark, using the dimensions in The Bible, has just opened to the public in The Netherlands. It was constructed by Dutch creationist and millionaire building contractor Johan Huibers, after he dreamt that Holland would be flooded once again. Read more and see the impressive pictures here.

Guy builds an exact replica of Noah's Ark

AFP PHOTO / ANOEK DE GROOT (Photo credit should read ANOEK DE GROOT/AFP/Getty Images)

(via Sky News)

Spring has sprung on the Dutch countryside

Spring has sprung on the Dutch countryside. The vibrant blues, reds, pinks and yellows sprawl as far as the eye can see in Lisse, western Netherlands, where farmers hope to make huge profits selling them to florists and supermarkets around the world. The fields can hold over 60 million tulips at any one time. Today Holland produces more than nine billion bulbs every year, of which two thirds are exported overseas (mainly to the U.S. and Germany).

Photo Source: EPA / Daily Mail

Photo Source: EPA / Daily Mail

Photo Source: EPA / Daily Mail

Photo Source: EPA / Daily Mail

Photo Source: EPA / Daily MailPhoto Source: EPA / Daily MailPhoto Source: EPA / Daily MailPhoto Source: EPA / Daily MailPhoto Source: EPA / Daily Mail

(via Daily Mail)

Record northern pike story lives on

There is no shortage of fish tales circulating the internet. Some last for years thanks for people like my Dad who, innocently enough, take things at face value. Other fishing resorts and guide services claim these stories as their own to bring in business. If it’s on the internet, it must be true right?

The truth is most sportsmen WANT to believe this stuff. If you hunt for fish, you have had dreams of the trophy buck or the record pike. I had a dream once that I caught a 5 lb black crappie in 3 feet of water.

The story of the record northern pike caught in Turtle Lake outside of Saskatchewan landed in my inbox again this morning. The fish pictured has been “caught” in Canada, the U.S.A., and the Baltic. The story varies a bit each time, but usually involves a guy who is landing a smaller pike only to have this monster hit it. The story ends with the fisherman landing both of them in the same net.

Record Northern Pike

Record Northern Pike

Record Northern Pike

Record Northern Pike

Record Northern Pike

Record northern pike eats smaller pike

The story even got picked up by the Angling Times in 2007.

angling times

Angling Times featured record northern pike in 2007

The most accurate story I can tell you is that the pike was actually caught in Holland by Ewout Blom. The Pike Anglers Club of Great Britian secured Ewout’s story for issue 117 of Pikelines.

As far as I know, the mystery stops here. Or does it?

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