Al I met a professor of archeology on a plane several years ago and he said every culture all over the world had in it's history a FLOOD.
That's because almost every culture in history until modern times built its cities on or near water. Of course they all have flood stories. Do you actually think that in the thousands of years the Egyptian empire was around the Nile never flooded once? What they don't have is the same flood stories. Secondly the ark story is older than christianity and the bible. It appears in many different previous religions that existed in the area. Christianity, especially the Jesus stories copies from other religions with about as much shame and remorse as the borg collective (and I really couldn't have put that any nerdier could I?)
Also the point completely zipped over your head, apparently. Which is that there is no record of a flood like that happening at the time the bible says it did. And more importantly, it clearly did not wipe out humanity because every major civilization at the time (like the Egyptians and the Chinese) not only never mention it happening but were obviously still around at the time and functioning without problem.
Some other flood stories from around the world.
From Guyana:"Shortly after people arrived on earth, all crops grew on a single tree. The culture hero Makunaima and his four brothers cut down the tree, and water immediately poured from the stump, and with it came fish. One of the brothers made a basket to stop the water, but Makunaima wanted a few more fish for the rivers. When he lifted the basket just a little, water came out full force, flooding the earth. Some people survived in canoes or by climbing tall palms until the water subsided. (In some versions of this myth, the water from the stump merely forms rivers." Taken from Mythology of the Lenape by John Bierhorst.
From the Tzeltal:"Through a misunderstanding, a wife killed and cooked her child. She and her husband ate it and enjoyed it, and soon everyone was killing and cooking children. God became angry and sent a deluge. One intelligent man survived in a canoe. Right after the flood, he lit a fire, and God smelled the smoke. God sent the buzzard, turkey buzzard, and churn-owl to investigate, but they stayed to eat dead bodies. God condemned them always to eat dead bodies. God then sent the hawk, which reported back. The man was turned into a monkey." Taken from "An Analysis of the Deluge Myth in Mesoamerica" by Fernando Horcasitas.
From Australia:"In one version of the myth of the Wawalik sisters, the sisters, with their two infant children, camped by the Mirrirmina waterhole. Some of the older sister's menstrual blood fell into the well. The rainbow serpent Yurlunggur smelled the blood and crawled out of his well. He spit some well water into the sky and hissed to call for rain. The rains came, and the well water started to rise. The women hurriedly built a house and went inside, but Yurlunggur caused them to sleep. He swallowed them and their sons. Then he stood very straight and tall, reaching as high as a cloud, and the flood waters came as high as he did. When he fell, the waters receded and there was dry ground." Taken from "The Rainbow Serpent, a Chromatic Piece" by Ira R. Buchler & Kenneth Maddock