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posted by adrianna2000
The Titanic sank April 12,1912. It hit an iceberg in the Atlantic ocean and scraped the edge. Eventually, the ship broke in two and sank into the icy sea. The majority of people died along with the ship or from being in the lifeboats and literaly freezing to death. There were around 500 survivors. Over 2000 people boarded on originally. The ship was deemed unsinkable. That was the reason there were so few lifeboats. Women and children were pretty much the only ones allowed on the boats. The Carpathia rescued the remainding people in the lifeboats in the dark of the night. The Titanic was rediscovered in the 1980s by a submarine called Alvin. They took pictures and found artifacts from the ship. There were benches, dolls, money, etc. The Titanic will forever be remembered.
posted by HumphreyAlpha
One of the most controversial and complex theories was put forward by Robin Gardiner in his book, Titanic: The Ship That Never Sank? In it, Gardiner draws on several events and coincidences that occurred in the months, days, and hours leading up to the sinking of the Titanic, and concludes that the ship that sank was in fact Titanic's sister ship Olympic, disguised as Titanic, as an insurance scam.
Olympic was the older sister of Titanic, built alongside the more famous vessel but launched in October 1910. Her exterior profile was nearly identical to Titanic, save for small detailing such as...
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