News Did An Optical Illusion Doom the Titanic?


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The Titanic may have struck an iceberg and sank helplessly because of a strange atmospherecaused optical illusion a new book argues British historian Tim Maltin says super refraction an extraordinary bending of light that causes mirages prevented the Titanics crew from seeing the fateful iceberg It also may have prevented nearby ships from seeing the doomed Titanic Maltin argues His theory is the subject of a new book and a documentary airing next month in time for the 100th annivers | Popular Science

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Hello all,
I hae to say I really enjoyed the documentary about this theory when I saw it on nat geo channel ("Titanic Case Closed"?). I've always had difficulty with the "Californian question" & no,I have no more desire to get into that one than I wish to poke out my eyes with a soup spoon!. But at least this theory shows how it is possible both "sides" be "correct"
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Karen
 

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