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Australian billionaire Plan To Build Titanic

 
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mark occomore



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PostPosted: Sat Aug 25, 2012 6:56 pm    Post subject: Australian billionaire Plan To Build Titanic Reply with quote

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The Australian billionaire who is in the process of building a replica of the Titanic has given an exclusive interview to the BBC.

Clive Palmer, who made his money in mining and property, is at an advanced stage of design with work on Titanic 2 due to start in China by the end of this year.

The new vessel will be 98% the same as the original, which sank 100 years ago. The only differences are safety related, and issues such as air conditioning in the cabins.

Mr Palmer gave BBC News a look at the plans and spoke about why he wants to build the giant ship


http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-19355950

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Seems a great idea! Do people want to go away on a cruise with no TV's or modern attractions? Good luck to him.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 25, 2012 7:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fascinating stuff... I'd love to see it happen and it would be great to see the "Titanic" finally steam into New York! Razz

problem is, I've heard it several times before and they never left the drawing board.. Sad
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 25, 2012 8:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Will there be flushing toilets or will you just tip your chamber pot over the side? Laughing
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 26, 2012 3:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sounds a lovely idea, but what happens if it meets an iceberg?
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 26, 2012 7:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Schizoidman wrote:
Sounds a lovely idea, but what happens if it meets an iceberg?


They can tweet for help on their mobiles. Laughing

Seriously though, not sure I really see the point of making another Titanic. Confused
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 26, 2012 8:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

to make money.... and the strong desire to do something for the hell of it if you have the money to do it. I hope he gets on with it! Razz
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 26, 2012 8:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

For money, that just about sums it up.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 26, 2012 10:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Something about "a fool and his money" comes to mind here.
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