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Did you see this? A company called Magellan used remote-controlled submersibles to take 700,000 high resolution photos of the Titanic to stitch together a complete 3D model.

They don’t say what they intend to do with it. I suppose it’s too much to ask that they put it up on Sketchfab like archaeological digs sometimes do, so I can play with it. They’re making a making of documentary, anyway.

Watch the video at the top of the BBC article, at least. Though, as usual, the Daily Mail article is more fun, including trivia about the inventory:

There were also 800 elderdown quilts, 12,000 knives and 12,000 forks, 19,000 spoons, 400 sugar basins, 500 cream jugs, 1,000 finger bowls, 12,000 cups and saucers and 1,200 teapots.

As well as the champagne, the drinks on board included 1,000 bottles of wine, 850 bottles of spirits and 150,000 bottles of beer.

Food included 75,000lbs of red meat, 25,000lbs of poultry, 11,000lbs of fresh fish, 40,000 eggs, 250 barrels of flour, 40 tons of potatoes, 800 bundles of asparagus and 36,000 apples.

Also, I was once made fun of for my spelling of whoa. Or maybe woah. I can’t remember which one I used. Anyway, I asked the internet and it told me:

Whoa is the original spelling. The spelling woah emerged more recently. The earliest evidence of woah in writing is thought to come from online message boards in the early 1980s. Indeed, the increase in the use of the spelling woah is often associated with digital communications.


Comment from Skandia Recluse
Time: May 18, 2023, 7:32 pm

Thank you for spelling ‘Woah.’ I’ve been having a devil of a time trying to get the spelling of ‘woah’ correct for the way that, oh dear, I’ve got a mental block on the guy’s name. He is very famous and I can’t remember his name. I only know him by ‘John Wick.’ Anyway, that is the way John Wick says it ‘Woah.’

(Keanu Reeves – I knew the search online AI would know. )

Comment from Uncle Al
Time: May 18, 2023, 7:33 pm

850 bottles of spirits? Wow. If retrieved gently, some of those might be drinkable today. I’ll keep an eye out on EBay!

I’m old, so for me it’s “whoa.” When I see “woah”, in my head I automatically pronounce it WOE-AH.

Comment from ExpressoBold Pureblood
Time: May 18, 2023, 8:20 pm

The correct spelling of interjections like “Whoa!” or “Woah!” cannot reach the level of hearing and spelling errors introduced by “Voilà!”

Everything from “WahLah” to “Walla” and all the spaces in between. I will let a professional explain the problems:

Comment from QuasiModo
Time: May 18, 2023, 8:48 pm

It’s no wonder it sank with all that stuff on it.

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: May 18, 2023, 10:02 pm

You guys crack me up.

Comment from Durnedyankee
Time: May 18, 2023, 10:12 pm

Woah – common misspelling of the word whoa.

“Whoa” dates back to the 15th century.

Made most famous in “Tales of Whoa”, stories of the Cowboy way.

Comment from Uncle Al
Time: May 18, 2023, 10:21 pm

@QuasiModo — And here I was convinced that it sank because the insufferable Leonardo DeCaprio was on board.

OK, OK, in all honesty I have to admit that although I still don’t like the guy, as he’s aged he’s turned into a fairly decent actor. Of course, he was SO BAD, especially in Titanic, that there was nowhere for him to go but up.

Comment from MrKnowitall
Time: May 19, 2023, 12:05 am

Ahem, they need to make a VR game so you can dive on the wreck! (and collect your own bottles of spirits, and possibly bundles of asparagus)

Comment from OldFert
Time: May 19, 2023, 5:57 pm

@ExpressoBold Pureblood
Or, as I used to tell people at work, Viola!

Comment from ExpressoBold Pureblood
Time: May 19, 2023, 6:01 pm


YES! That’s another variation…

Comment from Durnedyankee
Time: May 19, 2023, 7:16 pm

We don’t re watch movies like Titanic because the characters never seem to learn anything from the previous time.

Capt Smith hits the iceberg every time and Lenny drowns himself before Horatio Hornblower can come by in his lifeboat to rescue what’s her name.

Comment from Pupster
Time: May 19, 2023, 9:47 pm

“When I say whoa, I mean WHOA! – Yosemite Sam

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