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Obsessions: #10 Titanic

Year In Review Staff
Yahoo News
December 3, 2012

The 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic, on April 15, highlighted our collective obsession with the British passenger liner's fateful maiden journey. Devotees re-created the voyage, and images of bodies preserved beneath the sea went viral. The event also exposed an entire generation to some actual history: The Titanic disaster was real, not just a 1997 Hollywood blockbuster starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet.

"Wait!" Twitter user Sue D. wrote. "Titanic really happened? I thought it was just a movie."

"Guys, the Titanic was real!" @BabyDoe22 tweeted. "#mindblown."