Was Titanic for real?

While reading Kottke’s blog about some old Titanic pictures, I came across something really surprising.  Apparently, there are a lot of people who didn’t know or didn’t believe that the Titanic was real.  I guess most of them thought it was just a fictional ship from the movie.


Titanic II

Slashdot reports:

Just in time to miss the 100-year anniversary of the fatal voyage of the Titanic, Australian mining billionaire Clive Palmer announced he has plans to recreate the Titanic, calling it Titanic II. ‘It will be every bit as luxurious as the original Titanic but of course it will have state-of-the-art 21st Century technology and the latest navigation and safety systems,’ says Palmer. He stated it was to be as close to the original as possible, with some modern adjustments. Its maiden voyage is set for 2016.

Some people never learn …