Weak Rivets, Possible Key In Titanic Sinking

Welcome to the Modern Typewriter, a daily blog to discuss topics that can’t be answered easily, or are just some fun topics! Today is April 15th, 2008, I’m Cody, and I am here to share a recent discovery.

Today, in many newspapers and on many news websites, a story is taking lots of views: In Weak Rivets: A Possible Key To Titanic’s Doom.

96 years ago today, the RMS Titanic collided with an iceberg and sank to the bottom of the Atlantic. There have been many questions as to why, like “Why weren’t there enough lifeboats?” or “Why didn’t the workers working the crow’s nest have binoculars?” Many of these questions have been answered, but some still have not. A recent theory about weak rivets were a key in the sinking on April 15th, 1912.

“Yeah, I think its possible that the rivets had something to do with the sinking. ” says Royce, a writer at the Modern Typewriter. “It could be that the rivets were so weak that when the pressure of the water hit the weak riveted areas, it might have been the hull automatically gave it and the water was allowed into the ship.”

So what do you think? Do you think that the rivets were a major key in the sinking of Titanic? Or do you think this is just nonsense? Leave a comment to express your opinion!

Remember, I’m Cody and this is the Modern Typewriter, OUT!

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