Titanic Door Death Gets MythBusted of the Day

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Titanic Door Death Gets MythBusted of the Day
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After a series of fan-made images reignited the old "Jack could have lived" debate, the MythBusters decided to settle the score.

The result? James Cameron was wrong! It's completely plausible that Jack and Rose could have co-existed peacefully on that giant floating door. Watch as Adam and Jamie tell Cameron himself just how much he screwed up.

Obama Was Distracted of the Day

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Obama Was Distracted of the Day
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"Barack, I want you to draw me like one of your French girls."

For the rest of the 15 Funniest Presidential Election Graphics From The Daily Show, click here.

Letter To The Editor of the Day

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Letter To The Editor of the Day
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Tweeted by the Washington Post's Ron Charles: "Our favorite correction letter ever, from 5th graders @ Burning Tree E.S. in Bethesda MD."

[brooklynmutt]

Titanic 2 of the Day

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Titanic 2 of the Day
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Because the maiden voyage of the R.M.S. Titanic didn't exactly go as planned, an Australian billionaire has commissioned a replica of the ship for a series of journeys that will hopefully have a happier ending.

Clive Palmer, a Queensland-based mining billionaire, is partnering with China's CSC Jinling Shipyard to build the ship, which will be ready for passengers by 2016.

"It will be every bit as luxurious as the original Titanic but of course it will have state-of-the-art 21st century technology and the latest navigation and safety systems," he said in a statement.

The ship's first trip will be from London to New York -- rather than from Southampton to New York like the "unsinkable" original -- and Palmer admits that some potential passengers will stay away because of superstitions.

"It is going to be designed so it won't sink. But, of course, if you are superstitious like you are, you never know what could happen," he said, encouragingly.

No word on what kind of deck chairs the new ship will have, or how they'll be arranged.

[cnn.]

Titanic Canines of the Day

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As we near the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic on April 15, enough about the fates of the human passengers! A baby Pomeranian named Lady was one of three dogs to survive the sinking of the Titanic, out of 12 canines on board. Owned by Margaret Hays, Lady survived the sinking because crew members allowed Hays to get in a lifeboat with the blanket-wrapped puppy. "Because they assumed it was a baby, it survived," said J. Joseph Edgette, who produced and curated a new exhibit on the tragedy at Widener University.

[itineraries]

Lights Out

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Super director, James Cameron, rendered this video of what EXACTLY happened to the Titanic for a National Geographic special. Sadly, this does not include Jack and Rose and their final, tear-jerking kiss. That's for the 3D version of the flick.

[mashable]

Titanic Fix of the Day

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Besides the 3D conversion, James Cameron made just one edit to Titanic prior to its re-release commemorating the 100th anniversary on April 15 of the ship's sinking.

Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson "sent me quite a snarky email saying that, at that time of year, in that position in the Atlantic in 1912, when Rose is lying on the piece of driftwood and staring up at the stars, that is not the star field she would have seen," Cameron said. "So I said 'All right, send me the right stars for that exact time and I'll put it in the movie.'"

[discoverynews]