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Titanic Sinking Theory Challenged

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New scientific discovery refutes the theory that the Titanic was plagued by bad luck as it set sail in a particularly bad year for icebergs.

New scientific discovery refutes the theory that the Titanic was plagued by bad luck as it set sail in a particularly bad year for icebergs.

Shortly after the ship sank in 1912, newspapers reported that the waters of the North Atlantic were host to more ice than usual.

The excess combined with other environmental factors had caused chunks to break off and float to places that were unusually far south.

Experts at the time theorized a number of causes.

Some said an unusually warm winter was to blame, while others targeted solar and lunar activity as the culprit.

When those potential factors combined with the winds and the currents, they created the conditions for the wreck that claimed over 1500 lives.

Using recorded data going back to 1900, the researchers discovered that the waters in 1912 were filled with ice, but not significantly more than usual.

In fact, they believe they are actually more dangerous now.

Said one of the scientists, “The year 1909 recorded a slightly higher number of icebergs and more recently the risk has been much greater – between 1991 and 2000 eight of the ten years recorded more than 700 icebergs and five exceeded the 1912 total.”