I stand corrected. Blood is utilized today to manufacture various products.
Except for named examples, which is hearsay, nobody has been taken out of their situation and placed somewhere else. That's the evidence I was referring to. Perhaps you know of proof to the contrary? The Israelites were led out of Egypt, not removed from their situation. They still had to deal with the Egyptian military, amongst other obstacles.
I prefer Hollywood's version of the flood legend. It explains a lot of things. Darn it, there goes that imagination yet again.
Seriously, RT interviewed a writer that researched the legend of Atlantis. According to Plato this superior civilization, called Atlantis = Island of Atlas, flourished around 8 or 9 thousand years ago. Such a view was also maintained by various Rabbis, which interpreted the the first two verses of Genesis 1 as a unit, rejecting the absolute view of "God created the heavens and the earth." They interpret these as saying: "In the beginning [of the present order of things] God shaped the heavens above and the earth below. Now the earth had become waste and wild [probably by previous catastrophe], etc." See Rotherham's The Emphasized Bible, footnote. This is more in line with current evidence (e.g., the dinosaurs).
Bottom line: Our understanding of history is limited. So what exactly happened there we don't know. Was the flood global or regional? Was Australia included or excluded? According to Ray Franz, Hebr. 'arets = earth/land.