Based on the dimensions that God dictated to Noah to build his ark, a group of students, from the Department of Physics and Astronomy at University of Leicester, have confirmed that the ark could carry the immense weight of 70,000 animals.
In Genesis 6:13-22, God told Noah to build an ark that had to be 300 cubits long, 50 wide and 30 high.
Knowing that this measure, cubit, had a length of 48.2 inches, the boat built by Noah would have been 144 meters long.
Previous research had shown that there were 35,000 animal species that should have been saved by Noah.
Thomas Morris, 22, from Chelmsford, Essex, said: “You don’t think of the Bible necessarily as a scientifically accurate source of information, so I guess we were quite surprised when we discovered it would work. We’re not proving that it’s true, but the concept would definitely work.”