‘Titanic II,’ An Exact Replica Of The Original ‘Titanic,’ Will Set Sail In 2018

Famous dorm room poster model Albert Einstein once said, “Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.” But what about when the same expensive, disastrous mistake happens twice? Then it’s not adventurousness; it’s insanity. To paraphrase another famous quotation, fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on ICEBERG DEAD AHEAD.

Construction is currently underway on Titanic II, a fully functioning replica of the doomed ocean liner that sank on April 15, 1912. You might have seen a movie about it. According to the Independent, 2tanic, which will set sail in 2018, “is the brainchild of Australian billionaire Clive Palmer.” Sequels always have to be bigger, and this boat’s no different: There are enough lifeboats for everyone onboard, and “it will be four meters wider, with its hull welded together rather than riveted due to modern maritime safety requirements.”

Tickets are available for first, second, and third class, so the Billy Zanes of the world can still feel superior to the street rats down below.

The maiden voyage will be from Jiangsu in Eastern China to Dubai and not like its namesake from Southampton to New York. (Via)

What could go wrong? Oh, right…

At this rate, 2tanic will hit the open seas before Avatar 2 is out.

(Via the Independent)