Good reads for the anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic

Mike Schuler
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April 15, 2010

Today, April 15th 2010, marks the 98th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic.  Here is a rundown of some great posts throughout the blogosphere on todays anniversary.  

The Amver blog has “Remembering Titanic”: 

The Amver program evolved from the tragedy and enrolls ships to assist in search and rescue cases where there are no other resources. The voluntary nature of Amver has spurred over 20,000 ships to commit to ensuring no call for help goes unanswered.

CGblog has “In 1912 the Titanic sank paving the way for an International Ice Patrol… you did know that right?

The Coast Guard Compass has “How the sinking of the Titanic changed the world“:

Much like everyone remembers where they were on 9/11, the sinking of the Titanic captured the attention of the planet.  It was possibly the first truly global disaster for mankind. With victims from North and South America, Europe, Asia, Australia and even Africa, not even the plague in the Middle Ages reached so many corners of the world.

Telegraph.co.uk has “Titanic ‘did not send distress signal for 45 minutes’, book claims“:

”They (the ship’s authorities) may have been considering the public relations aspect of it and was it going to sink or not because then they would have rather kept it quiet, there may have been a slight bit of delay.”

Popwatch has “‘Titanic in 3D is spectacular’.  Will you see it?“:

We’ve known James Cameron was working on converting Titanic to 3D — for an anticipated 2012 release to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the ship’s sailing — but hearing someone say they saw a test makes it real. So now, we have to ask ourselves that question: Are we prepared to face (possible) ridicule again for seeing Titanic in theaters?

Sings of the times has “Titanic: Near-Miss at Southampon Docks that Could have saved Liner“:

As the Titanic left the Southampton docks, it came within two feet of crashing into another liner. 

Had the two actually collided, it would have cut short the Titanic’s maiden voyage and averted the catastrophe that was to claim 1,517 lives. 

Elite Choice has “The Last Supper On The Titanic Gets Recreated“:

The banquet, which was last served on April 14, 1912, consisted of foie gras pate, asparagus and watercress salad which was served with Champagne, rose water and mint sorbet. Chef Connor got all his supplies form the local markets, in fact, he was quite lucky to find an original wine list too. Apparently, in those days a different wine was served with each course. Though the menu has be changed a wee bit to suit the modern palate, but it sure is as authentic as it can get!

Blue Star has “Jones in Talks To Raise Titanic“:

According to reports, [Jerry] Jones is in talks to have a piece of the RMS Titanic’s hull removed from its watery grave off Newfoundland and put on display in Cowboys Stadium. The piece will be accompanied by a litany of artifacts taken from the site since its rediscovery in 1985, and may only be the first step in adding a full-fledged museum to the palatial venue.

Political Daily has “Titanic Survivors Study: A Closer Look at Self-Preservation“:

You’re on a sinking ship and you have just 10 minutes to make a decision: Do you save yourself, or do you help the other passengers to safety? 
Now, imagine the same scenario, except you have two hours longer to make your decision. Do you make the same choice? Maybe not, according to a study published in the journalProceedings of the Natural Academy of Sciences

Do you know any other good reads on today’s anniversary?  Let us know in the comments section below.

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