Titanic II

A picture of the Titanic

State Library of Queensland / creative commons

No, it’s not the next James Cameron film. On the heels of the 100th anniversary of the Titanic’s ill-fated journey, billionaire Clive Palmer has announced plans to build a near replica of the famous ship.  It seems Mr. Palmer earned most of his money mining Australia’s Gold Coast for iron ore. He plans on having a Chinese company build the replica by 2016 and then recreate the journey from England. I’m sure we all hope it will actually make it to its destination in New York this time.

There was quite a bit of buzz about this today. My favorite report was on What a Rich Guy Can Do. While it’s nice to think about all the ways I could waste my billions (once I win the lottery), I also think I’d do a bit of good with it too – there are plenty of charities out there who need help.

But that aside, what crazy thing would you spend money on if you had insane amounts to blow?

While you contemplate and prepare for the journey in 2016, be sure to grab a book on the subject.

 

2 Responses to “Titanic II”

  1. May 1, 2012 at 3:23 am #

    he should look up the movie "Titanic II"

  2. May 1, 2012 at 8:23 am #

    he should look up the movie “Titanic II”