Friday, April 13, 2012

Obligatory “Unsinkable Titanic” Video

One hundred years ago this weekend, the "unsinkable" sank.

Since then, the RMS Titanic has been the subject of any number of books, two motion pictures (one of them remade in 3-D), two TV miniseries, and (get this!) one musical. For most of history, we thought it was simply because of crashing into an iceberg, but new studies have shown that inferior rivets used during construction may have been a contributing factor.

Today, a generation of young people are learning that this was not simply conjured up for an epic piece of cinema, but actually happened. The greatness of man's achievements ultimately being subject to the throes of Mother Nature, is what haunts us to this day.

And so it goes.

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