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In 1898, fourteen years before the Titanic sank, author Morgan Robertson wrote a book called "The Wreck of the Titan".

Its story? Well you know, it's just about a fictional ocean liner called Titan that sinks in the North Atlantic after striking an iceberg.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Wrec

@fribbledom Life imitates art. This is a well-known example of a synchronicity. Finnegan's Wake has sections that seem to predict Hiroshima. Writing is a funny thing.

@colophonscrawl

It's nothing to do with "life imitating art". For once Wikipedia is quite clear on this:

“[…] the similarities were explained by [the author's] extensive knowledge of shipbuilding and maritime trends.”

@fribbledom

@61

I'm sure it's just a glitch in the matrix, but it does sound crazy:

"The Titan, moving at 25 knots, struck an iceberg on the starboard side on a night of April, in the North Atlantic, 400 nautical miles (740 km; 460 mi) from Newfoundland (Terranova).

The Titanic, moving at 22½ knots,[6] struck an iceberg on the starboard side on the night of April 14, 1912, in the North Atlantic, 400 nautical miles (740 km; 460 mi) from Newfoundland (Terranova)."

@colophonscrawl

@fribbledom

It doesn't surprise me. The author was well aware of the state of naval technology at the time hence his description of an impressive but realistic ship for the era.
If your boat is going to have a harrowing accident you have two options: hit another ship or hit something else. Hitting another ship seriously changes the nature of the plot so if you discard that you do not have many other options - 1/2

@fribbledom @colophonscrawl You're not going to hit a coral reef in the North Atlantic so an iceberg it's going to be.
And if it's going to be an iceberg, it'll have to be during the "iceberg season", not e.g. at the end of summer when they have moved further north compared to the shipping routes.
In other words: the #Titanic was quite literally a textbook accident. 🙂

@colophonscrawl - 2/2

@colophonscrawl

And you must be the imbecile who can't hold a meaningful conversation.👍

@fribbledom

@fribbledom
>"The Wreck of the Titan" was supposed to be a warning, not an instruction manual!

@fribbledom This fact was used as flavor to explain a core plot mechanic in the game "9 hours, 9 persons, 9 doors".

@fribbledom
Time traveler: *writes a book to warn about an unsinkable ship called titan that hits an iceberg, lot of people die*

Humans: lol, those writers *build the frigging boat and learn nothing*

Time traveler : :pika:

@fribbledom I did actually know this because I am a Titanic Superfan! And not a superfan of the movie. A superfan of the sinking of the ship. Because yeah, I am one of those weirdos.

@fribbledom

"The Titan, moving at 25 knots, struck an iceberg on the starboard side on a night of April, in the North Atlantic, 400 nautical miles (740 km; 460 mi) from Newfoundland (Terranova).

The Titanic, moving at 22½ knots,[6] struck an iceberg on the starboard side on the night of April 14, 1912, in the North Atlantic, 400 nautical miles (740 km; 460 mi) from Newfoundland (Terranova)."

WAT

@fribbledom I guess some day the Fallout games will have a similarly prophetic air 😅😐

@fribbledom haha ... that is so funny and creepy at the same time. Thanks for sharing 🙂

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