Sunday, April 15, 2012

Titanic : 100 years since as sank

I leave you guys with some info I found on wikipedia and one video that I   think it's funny, cuz is mocking with the remake in 3D, despite the tragedy that it was. 

The Titanic was an Olympic class ocean liner operated by White Star Line and built at the Harland and Wolff shipyards in Belfast, Northern Ireland. On the night of April 14, 1912, during the maiden voyage from Southampton, England, and New York, USA, collided with an iceberg in the Atlantic Ocean and sank two hours and forty minutes later, at dawn on 15 April. Until his release in 1912, was the largest passenger ship in the world.

With 2,240 people on board the sinking resulted in the deaths of 1,523 people, ranking it as one of the worst maritime disasters of all time. The Titanic came from some of the most advanced technologies available at the time and was popularly referred to as "unsinkable" - indeed, an advertising brochure from 1910, the White Star Line, on the Titanic, claimed that he was "designed to be unsinkable." It was a great shock to many the fact that, despite the advanced technology and experienced crew, the Titanic has sunk as not only caused great loss of human lives. The frenzy of the media about Titanic's famous victims, the legends about what happened aboard the ship, the resulting changes in maritime law, as well as the discovery of the wreck site in 1985 by a team led by Dr. Robert Ballard made the history of the famous Titanic persists since.

The fascination with the tragic story of the famous ocean liner was demonstrated when viewing the movie "Titanic" by James Cameron. Shown in late 1997 and throughout 1998, the film 194 minutes long, with a record budget of U.S. $ 200 million, won 11 Oscars and delighted audiences around the world, resulting in the biggest box office in the history of cinema, a total of $ 1.9 billion. With the film's success, interest in the Titanic intensified even more, rising hundreds of books, studies, debates and new theories about the cause of the wreck.

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