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Ever wanted to visit the Titanic?

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Tourists Will Soon Be Able to Visit the Titanic Wreck for $125,000

Stockton Rush, the president of OceanGate Expeditions, worked with Boeing and NASA to design and build his carbon-fiber submarine called Titan featuring a 21-inch circular window allowing two occupants to peer outside the craft which can descent to depths of 2.5 miles—or just slightly deeper than the depth of the Titanic wreck. The submarine can hold a crew of just five people; a pilot, a scientist, and what the company will be calling three “mission specialists” who’ve each paid $125,000 for the eight-day adventure.
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bloody hell

the wreck has suffered serious damage from all the subs that have visited it, now we think it's cool to send tourists down there?

and who the hell would want to spend time at a mass grave?
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Awesome!
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TOS wrote: bloody hell

the wreck has suffered serious damage from all the subs that have visited it, now we think it's cool to send tourists down there?

and who the hell would want to spend time at a mass grave?


You've never visited a cemetery or something? Said a little prayer at Arlington or the Canadian equivalent?
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TOS wrote: bloody hell

the wreck has suffered serious damage from all the subs that have visited it, now we think it's cool to send tourists down there?

and who the hell would want to spend time at a mass grave?


I hate to break it to you, but it's going to be a giant rust pile soon anyway. Why not send people down to see it before it collapses?
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maurvir wrote:
TOS wrote: bloody hell

the wreck has suffered serious damage from all the subs that have visited it, now we think it's cool to send tourists down there?

and who the hell would want to spend time at a mass grave?


I hate to break it to you, but it's going to be a giant rust pile soon anyway. Why not send people down to see it before it collapses?


I'd rather James Cameron go there and make a documentary. Why him?, he's gone before and probably can do something good with cameras.
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TOS wrote: bloody hell

the wreck has suffered serious damage from all the subs that have visited it, now we think it's cool to send tourists down there?

and who the hell would want to spend time at a mass grave?
Depends on who's in the mass grave...
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Been there, done that.

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I remember for years after reading "A Night To Remember" thinking that the Titanic was not only the largest passenger ship of the time--but of all time.
I even remember seeing some of the enormous cruise ships in NY harbor and thinking the Titanic was even bigger than they are.


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dv wrote:
TOS wrote: bloody hell

the wreck has suffered serious damage from all the subs that have visited it, now we think it's cool to send tourists down there?

and who the hell would want to spend time at a mass grave?


You've never visited a cemetery or something? Said a little prayer at Arlington or the Canadian equivalent?


right, that's why people would go down to the wreck -- to pay their respects, not to gawk
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TOS wrote:
dv wrote:
TOS wrote: bloody hell

the wreck has suffered serious damage from all the subs that have visited it, now we think it's cool to send tourists down there?

and who the hell would want to spend time at a mass grave?


You've never visited a cemetery or something? Said a little prayer at Arlington or the Canadian equivalent?


right, that's why people would go down to the wreck -- to pay their respects, not to gawk


some people would go respectfully, for history and science, and yes, some people would take smiling selfies like they've done at concentration camps

I wish no one would go. Watch the movie and watch documentaries. Or read books about it.
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I would go, the Heart of the Ocean is still down there somewhere.
The visuals don't hold up.
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I am sure glad we don't treat land disasters the same way.
Imagining highway sides littered with crashed vehicles with rotting corpses inside.
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Wasn't some company supposed to be building a replica of it, with modern, state of the art equipment on it?
That aside, I can think of better things to do with 125k.
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TOS wrote:
dv wrote:
TOS wrote: bloody hell

the wreck has suffered serious damage from all the subs that have visited it, now we think it's cool to send tourists down there?

and who the hell would want to spend time at a mass grave?


You've never visited a cemetery or something? Said a little prayer at Arlington or the Canadian equivalent?


right, that's why people would go down to the wreck -- to pay their respects, not to gawk

So you don't agree with the push to get more people to visit cemeteries to connect with history and make them more public places? Not the article I first read about it, which discussed the use of scavenger hunts and other games to get people exploring within cemeteries.

(Link removed. Forbes sucks.)
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Your link is no good. But yeah, cemetery use trends come and go.
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Pariah wrote: I am sure glad we don't treat land disasters the same way.
Imagining highway sides littered with crashed vehicles with rotting corpses inside.



There is--or at least was a phenomenon of "death cars".
Cards that celebrities met their end in would your tyhe country (I am guessing county fairs and things like that)
Of course the bodies and blood wouldn't be in it, but people would pay to see that car that James Dean --and others--died in.

Weird stuff.

I frequently check out old cemeteries. We have numerous colonial era ones around here, and family graveyards. You can get a real feel for the local history, realize that people you work with, etc have roots in the town for 200+ years.
One cool thing around here is in the Eastern part of the county the really old gravestones are all very much like ones you see in New England, but the ones closer to the Hudson River are Dutch.
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Malkin wrote: Your link is no good. But yeah, cemetery use trends come and go.



Kind of funny, Lenny Bruce had an album cover with him having a picnic in the cemetery to underline his "sick" humor.
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Séamas wrote:
Pariah wrote: I am sure glad we don't treat land disasters the same way.
Imagining highway sides littered with crashed vehicles with rotting corpses inside.



There is--or at least was a phenomenon of "death cars".
Cards that celebrities met their end in would your tyhe country (I am guessing county fairs and things like that)
Of course the bodies and blood wouldn't be in it, but people would pay to see that car that James Dean --and others--died in.

Weird stuff.

I frequently check out old cemeteries. We have numerous colonial era ones around here, and family graveyards. You can get a real feel for the local history, realize that people you work with, etc have roots in the town for 200+ years.
One cool thing around here is in the Eastern part of the county the really old gravestones are all very much like ones you see in New England, but the ones closer to the Hudson River are Dutch.

Are you near New York? It was originally New Amsterdam.
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It's a tale as old as time. Think of all the hangmans rope that was sold.
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macaddict4life wrote:
Séamas wrote:
Pariah wrote: I am sure glad we don't treat land disasters the same way.
Imagining highway sides littered with crashed vehicles with rotting corpses inside.



There is--or at least was a phenomenon of "death cars".
Cards that celebrities met their end in would your tyhe country (I am guessing county fairs and things like that)
Of course the bodies and blood wouldn't be in it, but people would pay to see that car that James Dean --and others--died in.

Weird stuff.

I frequently check out old cemeteries. We have numerous colonial era ones around here, and family graveyards. You can get a real feel for the local history, realize that people you work with, etc have roots in the town for 200+ years.
One cool thing around here is in the Eastern part of the county the really old gravestones are all very much like ones you see in New England, but the ones closer to the Hudson River are Dutch.

Are you near New York? It was originally New Amsterdam.


Yes.

I think it was Manhattan originally, then New Amsterdam, then New York. ;)
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