New research suggests there might be more to the Titanic sinking

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New Research Suggests There Might be More to the Titanic Sinking

It was proven long ago that the Titanic sank because it hit a giant iceberg. New research shows there could be a bit more to one of the most famous stories in history.

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On April 10, 1912 the mighty ship set off on its maiden voyage. Five days later it would sink into the cold waters of the North Atlantic Ocean after colliding with an iceberg -- a monumental disaster that resulted in the deaths of more than 1,500 people.

Let's fast forward 100 years to the research published in the magazine "Significance", which proposes that the sinking was the result of a lot more than human, design and construction errors. In fact, they're saying It could also have been a case of bad meteorological luck.

Researchers in the paper point to the possibility of a greater number of icebergs that appeared unusually early that year, as a result of southern weather conditions. This meant the crew was likely unprepared for such an unimaginably large iceberg appearing in their path.
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