One hundred years ago, the RMS Titanic sank in the North Atlantic Ocean. It was a modern day Tower of Babel—an ill-fated engineering and technological marvel of colossal proportions.
A century on, our fascination with the Titanic's maiden voyage hasn't faded at all. We've gathered up some of the best pieces of the Titanic's legend, past and present, and collected them for you here.
Happy anniversary, old girl.
Why the Titanic Sank
Obviously we know the iceberg was the cause, but what exactly did the iceberg damage that caused the ship to snap in half and fall to the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean? Turns out, where the ship was hit proved just as important as the fact that it suffered a blow at all. More »
Still Sunk: The Last Great Mystery Wrecks of the Ocean Floor
The Titanic sat undiscovered on the ocean floor for 73 years before Robert Ballard found it. The ocean keeps its secrets hidden tight. Here are four other great wrecks that await discovery on the ocean floor. More »
The 13 Deadliest Shipwrecks Ever
We are right up on the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic, the most famous shipwreck in the history of Hollywood. But few realize that the Titanic wasn't the worst shipwreck in history-only the highest grossing. More »
Smoking, Drinking, Gambling, and Long Repetitive Walks: Killing Time on an Old-Time Ocean Liner
There wasn't exactly high-speed Internet and streaming video aboard luxury ocean liners like the Titanic, yet these ships were stocked with amenities to keep passengers occupied during transatlantic voyages that typically lasted about 5-9 days. More »
The Titanic's First Explorer
After sinking, the RMS Titanic lay undisturbed beneath 12,000 feet of freezing North Atlantic water for years, but in 1985 its watery tomb was finally breached by another marquee vessel-the crown prince of HOVs.
Alvin is a manned deep-sea research vessel named after Allyn Vine, an... More »
These Imbeciles Thought the Titanic Disaster Was Just a Movie
Titanic. Once the largest ship ever built, it sunk after colliding with an iceberg, spiraling down into the Atlantic and killing around 1500 people on April 15, 1912. More »
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