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Titanic 100th Anniversary

Today is the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic. Here is a website that tells you everything you would ever want to know about the historic ship and how it sank.

A wreath floats after being thrown into the sea during a service of remembrance aboard the Titanic Memorial Cruise, over the Titanic disaster site 100 years after it sank in the western Atlantic Ocean April 15, 2012.

“Richard Davenport-Hines – author of a book titled Voyagers of the Titanic about the people aboard the ill-fated ship – says the disaster still fascinates people because it evokes contemporary concerns about the dangers of seemingly failure-proof technology.”

Not much that is new can be said about this tragedy, however Leonard Pitts has an interesting viewpoint in which he states, “Then comes the ship’s collision with that iceberg seen too late. The bow is slipping beneath the water and the ship is shooting off distress flares. Cameron stations his camera back, way back, placing the stricken ship amid a vastness of black water and an infinity of inky sky, the futile flare breaking pitifully above it. The Titanic is a tiny outpost of human anguish stranded in the ocean and you marvel that you ever thought it big.”