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Last Known Photo of the Titanic, 1912

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Last Known Photo of the Titanic, 1912

If you observe, the last known photo of the Titanic bears a clue to why the ship sank.

Don’t look for that pesky iceberg sneaking behind the ship while waiting for the perfect moment to ambush.

Instead, the photographer, an Irish priest failed to say a Hail Mary as he watched the liner vanish in the distance. Three days later, his clumsiness would cost the lives of more than 1,500 passengers, including beloved actor Leonardo DiCaprio.

As we all know, the Titanic was thought to be unsinkable. More than a century later, it still sits at the bottom of the ocean, a testimony that the sea is a cruel mistress for whom bigger is not always better.

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