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The Woman Who Survived the Titanic, Britannic, and Olympic Disasters

Today I found out about Violet Jessop, "Miss Unsinkable," the woman who survived the sinking of the sister ships the Titanic and the Britannic, and was also aboard the third of the trio of Olympic class vessels, the Olympic, when it had a major accident. Read More >>

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A Full-Size Replica of the Titanic is Being Built for a Chinese Theme Park

King of the world! Or, at least, "King of the Inappropriate Theme Park Attractions" -- a to-scale replica of the ill-fated Titanic is to become the centrepiece of a Chinese amusement park, it has been revealed. Read More >>

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They Foolishly Claimed This Titanic Tea Bag Holder Was Unsinkable

Even though its design was on the cutting-edge of tea leaf infusion technology, when the Teatanic struck an ice cube on that cold April morning it was forever doomed to cling to the side of a mug lest it sink to the bottom forever. Read More >>

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Titanic II "Won't Sink," Claims Fate-Tempting Aussie Billionaire

Australian mining billionaire Clive Palmer has announced plans to build a ship he'll be christening Titanic II, which will be constructed to the same size and layout as the 100-year-old doomed original. And guess what? In the most amazing case of tempting fate the world has ever seen, he says it definitely won't sink. Read More >>

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100 Years of the Titanic

100 years ago, the RMS Titanic sank in the North Atlantic Ocean. It was a modern day Tower of Babel—an ill-fated engineering and technological marvel of colossal proportions. Read More >>

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Smoking, Drinking, Gambling, and Long Repetitive Walks: Killing Time on an Old-Time Ocean Liner

There wasn't exactly high-speed Internet and streaming video aboard luxury ocean liners like the Titanic, yet these ships were stocked with amenities to keep passengers occupied during transatlantic voyages that typically lasted about 5-9 days. Read More >>

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Commemorate All Famous Shipwrecks With This Sinking Shower Curtain

We're not sure if it will ever not be 'too soon' to make light of the Titanic tragedy. But for just £15 this novelty shower curtain will serve as a daily reminder of any shipwreck, from the Lusitania, to the Edmund Fitzgerald. Read More >>

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The Titanic's First Explorer

After sinking, the RMS Titanic lay undisturbed beneath 12,000 feet of freezing North Atlantic water for years, but in 1985 its watery tomb was finally breached by another marquee vessel—the crown prince of HOVs. Read More >>

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Why the Titanic Sank

100 years ago tomorrow, the Titanic sank. Obviously we know the iceberg was the cause, but what exactly did the iceberg damage that caused the ship to snap in half and fall to the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean? Turns out, where the ship was hit proved just as important as the fact that it suffered a blow at all. Read More >>

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This Sinking Titanic Plug Is Just a Tad Distasteful

Relatives of survivors and those killed on the Titanic are up in arms over a simple bathtub plug. The plug bit, of course, is fine; it’s just the rest of it which is just a bit in poor taste. The plug’s chain attaches to a floating rubber Titanic model at an angle, which ends up pulling the nose of the ship down depicting the Titanic as it’s sinking. A “hilarious bathroom accessory” apparently. Read More >>

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10 Ways the Titanic Influenced the World Around Us

The earth has swung round the sun 100 times since the Titanic became a deep sea graveyard, but it continues to influence the world in ways you'd never expect. Here are ten examples of how the world has since changed, for better and worse: Read More >>

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Curse of the Titanic Sees Memorial Cruise Forced to Turn Back After 130 Miles

It seems anything ship-related with a hint of Titanic about it is cursed, even in this modern age. A memorial cruise that set off from Southampton to recount the Titanic’s fateful journey was delayed by high winds, rough seas and now a passenger has been hit by a suspected heart attack and has had to be airlifted off the MS Balmoral. Watch out for icebergs folks. Read More >>

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These Imbeciles Thought the Titanic Disaster Was Just a Movie

Titanic. Once the largest object ever built, it sunk after colliding with an iceberg, spiralling down into the Atlantic and killing around 1500 people on April 15, 1912. Everyone knows this. Oh wait—no, these idiots thought it was just a movie: Read More >>

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Mad Magazine, The Masters, and More

This week's best iPad apps bring beautiful things to you. Though you might not be able to travel to great distances or through time, you can still check out the catalog from the London Design Museum, see how the Titanic was built, and stay up-to-date with the Masters, all from your tablet. Read More >>

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New Detailed Reconstruction of Titanic's Sinking Narrated By James Cameron

This video is great: witness a new detailed reconstruction of Titanic sinking narrated by none other than James Cameron, filmmaker, adventurer and overall cool dude. It's really detailed and fascinating. Read More >>

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Building Titanic: Learn How the (Not) Unsinkable Ship Was Born

Jack and Rose aren't the only ones taking a ride on the Titanic again. National Geographic has hopped aboard the unsinkable ship with the release of its iPad app, Building Titanic. Read More >>

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