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A Conspiracy of Titanic Proportions?

27 Oct

RMS Titanic was a passenger liner that struck an iceberg on her maiden voyage from Southampton to New York City, and sank on 15 April 1912, resulting in the deaths of 1,517 people in one of the deadliest peacetime maritime disasters in history. Several legends and myths surround the ship and the events of the sinking. The official explanation for the sinking (which is not to say that it is widely accepted) is that the ship struck an iceberg, buckling the hull and allowing water to enter the ship’s first five watertight compartments. Alternative theories which have been suggested as the cause of the disaster range from unsafe speed, an insurance scam, an ice-pack rather than an iceberg, and even a curse on the ship by a Mummy!

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