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Date: 11/07/13 12:06 PM

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    kitteh9lives Female 70 & Over
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    November 7, 2013 at 12:08 pm
    Link: Someone Was A Time Traveler - That or had visions. Cue Inception sound now.
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    5Cats Male 50-59
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    November 7, 2013 at 12:25 pm
    Yes, the "Titan" and "Titanic" connection...

    Spooky, eh?
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    Cain523 Male 18-29
    50 posts
    November 7, 2013 at 1:01 pm
    Actually his original book was different, it was then altered and reissued to match the events of the Titanic 14 years later.
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    broizfam Male 60-69
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    November 7, 2013 at 1:01 pm
    Can`t help but wonder if the the actual ship was named after the ship in the book.
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    soundman655 Male 50-59
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    November 7, 2013 at 1:06 pm
    Not a big stretch
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    maggierose78 Female 18-29
    688 posts
    November 7, 2013 at 1:26 pm
    The Wreck of the Titan, I am currently reading that. If you have Kindle, you should be able to get it for free at Amazon (no I don`t work for Amazon).
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    k-two Male 40-49
    122 posts
    November 7, 2013 at 2:15 pm
    Not so spooky if you know that a freight steamer named Titania sunk on its way from New York to England in 1882, and that in 1879 steamship Arizona hit an iceberg on the same route. There was plenty of inspiration like this in Robertson`s era.
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    drawman61 Male 50-59
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    November 7, 2013 at 3:12 pm
    Actually his original book was different, it was then altered and reissued to match the events of the Titanic 14 years later.
    @Cain523- proof please.
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    spanerbulb Male 30-39
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    November 7, 2013 at 3:13 pm
    I don`t believe the Titanic was ever described as unsinkable, that is until a few years after it did go down.
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    pazerlenis Male 40-49
    1380 posts
    November 7, 2013 at 3:28 pm
    Never underestimate mankind`s power to make connections out of coincidences.
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    5Cats Male 50-59
    31783 posts
    November 7, 2013 at 3:35 pm
    @spannerbulb: Snopes Says: Yes! Mostly. Many people (before it sank, obviously) called it "unsinkable"...
    BUT! They`d often `qualify it` (as was the speaking manner in those days) as "nearly" or "as possible" and like that. :-)
    It was "expert opinion" that Titanic was "as unsinkable as possible" which is close enough for me!

    The Great Eastern a HUGE passenger ship built in 1858! Almost as big as Titanic was, it suffered an explosion on it`s maiden voyage... didn`t sink though.
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    5Cats Male 50-59
    31783 posts
    November 7, 2013 at 3:42 pm
    @Cain523: Nope, it`s real:

    Morgan Robertson - wiki

    He really wrote a short novel, published in 1898, about a ship named "Titan" which was deemed "unsinkable" (like the Great Eastern!) and was trying to set the speed record on her maiden voyage, but hit an iceberg, in April.

    Later editions included some TRIVIAL changes: like her tonnage changed from 45,000 to 75,000. All the key factors were unchanged.

    The ONLY thing people get wrong is the title:
    Futility: or, The Wreck Of The Titan
    Not just "The Titan" :-)
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    5Cats Male 50-59
    31783 posts
    November 7, 2013 at 3:49 pm
    Futility by Morgan Robertson FREE!

    Of course you need an Amazon Account already. Other countries get it at their local Amazon sites.

    Bingo! I just downloaded it :-)

    @panzerlenis: How many books written before 1912 featured HUGE unsinkable passenger liners (with half the needed lifeboats) hitting an iceberg in April & SINKING on their maiden voyage?

    That number would be... ONE!

    You need a new Dictionary, dude.
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    thelonious Male 40-49
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    November 7, 2013 at 7:40 pm
    So he got the name wrong too. lol. That`s now two things different. Graphic is deceptive.
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    747Pilot Male 18-29
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    November 7, 2013 at 8:11 pm
    free, just click
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    erikthevikin Male 30-39
    757 posts
    November 7, 2013 at 8:56 pm
    old news is old.
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    robthelurker Male 18-29
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    November 8, 2013 at 11:32 am
    makes me wonder about other authors like h.p. lovecraft.
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    An-egg Male 30-39
    885 posts
    November 8, 2013 at 3:55 pm
    I C.
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    Cain523 Male 18-29
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    November 9, 2013 at 4:10 am
    @drawman61 - One of my old university professors has both the original text and the reissue for this exact reason, and from what I heard he was thoroughly disappointed when he saw the differences. As k-two mentioned, the original text is more closely linked to past events than to the Titanic.

    @5Cats - Don`t use wiki as fact, it only makes you look like an idiot. And don`t used upper case to try and reiterate your point (especially when it is wrong), as it just comes off as condescending.
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    5Cats Male 50-59
    31783 posts
    November 9, 2013 at 12:27 pm
    @Cain523: You make baseless, undocumented claims without a single source, but LECTURE ME on MY source AND punctuation TO BOOT :-P

    Next you`ll complain about my use of smileys... ;-)

    Comparison of 1898 to 1912 Versions

    Read It Here Online! No download required. It`s a "Titanic" website to boot! It`s the 1912 version.

    They Discuss The Different Editions Here! They find 3 (three!) differences between the 1898 and 1912 edition. Trivial ones.

    Case closed, unless you wish to apologise? Up to you, you were bloody r
  21. Profile photo of Cain523
    Cain523 Male 18-29
    50 posts
    November 10, 2013 at 3:23 pm
    @5Cats - did I hit a nerve? I`ve listed my source which in my opinion is more creditable than the top 5 Google links which you are blandly spitting out as if they are fact. To be honest I not going to argue with you. I don`t post very often and only did so this time because I happen to have a bit of secondary knowledge that might be of interest to other readers. You on the other hand clearly live on this site (based on your post count) which leads me to believe that you don`t have much else going on - which is fine, everyone has their thing. Respond to this post if you want, but I won`t be reading it. Use it as an opportunity to vent or just to boost your post count if you wish, it doesn`t matter to me and if anything, I pity you for it.

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