Titanic

My Woo Collection

December 23, 2019 // 0 Comments

Full disclosure Merck, a science and technology company, have been kind enough to sponsor this blog post and therefore are enabling my (some might say…) unhealthy obsession with quackery and the bizarre. Just to give you a bit of background, Merck have created a Curiosity Initiative to make us more curious and promote innovation and progress. As part of this Curiosity Initiative Merck have developed a Curious Elements’ program which explores different ways in which people interact with and [...]

Did the Titanic Really Sink? The Olympic Switch Theory Debunked

April 27, 2018 // 1 Comment

In the early hours of April 15th, the British passenger liner RMS Titanic, owned by the White Star Line, collided with an iceberg during her maiden voyage from Southampton to New York City. At the time, some believed the ship to be “practically unsinkable” because of her system of watertight compartments, of which four could be flooded and the ship would still remain afloat. However, the iceberg tore a series of holes along the side of the hull, flooding six compartments, which sealed the [...]

Did the Titanic Really Sink? The Olympic Switch Theory

April 23, 2018 // 10 Comments

In the early hours of April 15th, the British passenger liner RMS Titanic, owned by the White Star Line, collided with an iceberg during her maiden voyage from Southampton to New York City. At the time, some believed the ship to be “practically unsinkable” because of her system of watertight compartments, of which four could be flooded and the ship would still remain afloat. However, the iceberg tore a series of holes along the side of the hull, flooding six compartments, which sealed the [...]