Friday, September 14, 2012

“Mythbusters” may help solve “Titanic” controversy

The Discovery Channel’s “Mythbusters” is teaming up with “Titanic” director James Cameron in a bid to prove the film's hero, played by Leonardo DiCaprio, did not die in vain in the frozen waters of the North Atlantic. In the blockbuster movie, DiCaprio's character Jack Dawson and Kate Winslet's Rose are left clinging to a plank of floating debris after the cruise ship sinks following a collision with an iceberg en route to America.

Experts insist the lovers would have been able to stay afloat on the plank of wood until help arrived, but the moviemaker is keen to prove them wrong -- and he has joined forces with a team of experts to make his case. The director says it’s clear that there’s only enough buoyancy available for one person so he makes a decision to let her be that person instead of taking them both down.

Do you think Jack could also have survived this epic disaster by climbing aboard plank?

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