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Titanic: The Reality

dwheeler Wrote: Apr 10, 2012 2:01 PM
When the guy said "Not even God Himself could sink it..." I bet God was thinking "Wanna bet?"
ReddestNeck Wrote: Apr 10, 2012 4:01 PM
Stupidity sufficed. Even the Titanic's designers didn't intend it to run at breakneck speeds through fields of icebergs. Some say that the captain was hot dogging, others say that a smoldering fire had ignited in an onboard coal tank and the captain wanted to get the ship across the ocean before that fire, which was otherwise harmless, ate up the coal.
Reginald10 Wrote: Apr 11, 2012 6:01 PM
Idiotic. Coal fires are easy enough to put out. And coal is stored in bins, not "tanks".

BELFAST, Northern Ireland -- Here, where Titanic, the massive White Star Line luxury liner, was built -- the joke for years has been, "It was fine when it left here." This year marks the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the ship "Not even God himself could sink...." and the centenary is being observed in diverse ways.

There are solemn remembrances. A "Requiem for the Lost Souls of the Titanic" is scheduled for St. Anne's Cathedral and there's a Titanic Commemoration Service and Unveiling of the Titanic Memorial Gardens at City Hall.

Elsewhere, the government and entrepreneurs are...