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  • What Time Did the RMS Titanic Really Hit the Iceberg?

    04/11/2012 9:58:58 PM PDT · by beaversmom · 19 replies
    Awesome Talks ^ | April 3, 2012 | Barry Cauchon
    As the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic approaches, I thought I’d republish an article I wrote back on April 18, 2009. I’ve updated the introduction and clarified some points, but the rest remains intact and is still relevant today. Enjoy. Barry ———————————— April 14 & 15 marks the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the RMS Titanic. If you are like me, I enjoy thinking about events like this in ‘real time’. For instance, Abraham Lincoln was shot by John Wilkes Booth at 10:15 pm EST (Eastern Standard Time) on April 14, 1865. I currently live in...
  • Five Titanic myths spread by films

    04/04/2012 9:29:37 PM PDT · by the scotsman · 19 replies
    BBC News ^ | 5th April 2012 | Rosie Styles
    'It is the tragic story that everybody knows the end to - the doomed Titanic sinks. Its final hours have become the stuff of myth - but how much have the various film versions of the story helped to create and reinforce these legends?'
  • Titanic disaster blamed on Moon

    03/06/2012 8:07:52 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 28 replies
    telegraphuk ^ | :41PM GMT 06 Mar 2012 | By Nick Collins, Science Correspondent
    Although a collision with a vast tower of ice ultimately brought the passenger liner to its sticky end, it was a freak lunar event three months earlier that put the obstacle in its path, a new study claims. An incredibly rare combination of astronomical factors including the closest approach of the moon to Earth in 1,400 years caused an unusually high tide in January 1912, researchers found. This once-in-a-lifetime swell would have swept a vast field of icebergs from their normal resting place off the coast of Canada and caused them to drift further south. It would have taken them...