The Titanic II? Here's why nearly every attempt to build it utterly failed
Titanic, also known as the Royal Mail Ship (RMS) Titanic, is probably the most iconic and famous ocean liner to ever exist. Almost everyone knows about its tragic story -- The British luxury passenger liner infamously sank on its maiden voyage in April 1912, en route to New York City from Southampton, England, killing around 1,500 passengers and ship staff.
Since then, it has been popularized many times in pop culture over the last century by inspiring several stories and films, as well as considerable scholarship and scientific inquiry. Numerous people have been inspired to create their own modern creations as well; for example, a 10-year-old boy from Reykjavik, Iceland has built the world's largest Titanic replica with LEGOs in 11 months and with 56,000 bricks.
To take that a step further, you can watch this video by the YouTube channel Bright Sun Films, which explores some of the better-known attempts at building replicas of the doomed liner. Almost all of them were eventually canceled, and if you want to learn why, make sure you watch the video embedded above.
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