A full moon may have caused the fatal iceberg to cross paths with the ship
Scientists arrived at a theory that the full moon months before could be to blame for the collision, which killed about 1,500 people. Quoting astronomer Donald Olson of Texas State University-San Marcos, National Geographic’s Richard A. Lovett wrote, “That full moon, on January 4, 1912, may have created unusually strong tides that sent a flotilla of icebergs southward—just in time for Titanic‘s maiden voyage.”This wasn’t a normal full moon, though: “It was the closest lunar approach, in fact, since A.D. 796, and Earth won’t see its like again until 2257,” wrote Lovett. Iceberg theories aside, here are the 8 ghost ship mysteries that can’t be explained.
Nearly eleven Titanics could be built with the money James Cameron’s Titanic movie has made worldwide
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According to the California ScienCenter, the Titanic would cost about $195 million to build today. James Cameron’s Academy Award-winning film Titanic has earned over $2.2 billion worldwide since its release in 1997—enough to construct about 11.2 complete replicas of the ship. That’s also including money earned from the 3D re-release of the film in the spring of 2012.