MOUNT SABALAN, IRAN - An archeological expedition to Mount Sabalan in Iran has discovered a massive seafaring vessel dating from 2400 BC constructed of cypress wood and measuring 450 foot in length with a gross volume of 1.5 million cubic feet. Scientists say that based on the age, size, and composition of the structure, it can only be Noah's Ark.
But the most surprising feature of the ark, said the expedition's director Dr. Hadley V. Baxendale, is the 39 by 6 foot shuffleboard court found on its main deck. The court is laid out in the exact dimensions of today's regulation-sized deck shuffleboard courts.
Dr. Baxendale said his team also believes it has uncovered evidence that the occupants of the ark engaged in the practice of reserving chairs next to the swimming pool by laying towels on them.