The fate of five people on board a submersible that vanished near the
Titanic wreck site is uncertain as the search operation enters a
critical phase amid dwindling oxygen levels.
Titan, a 21-foot vessel operated by OceanGate Expeditions, was on a
mission to explore the remains of the Titanic, the legendary ship that
sank in 1912 in the North Atlantic Ocean.
The submersible lost
contact with its mother ship on Sunday and has not been seen or heard
from since. The crew has an estimated 96-hour supply of oxygen, which
means it could run out by Thursday morning.
The search area is
vast and challenging, covering a surface area twice the size of
Connecticut and a depth of 2.5 miles. Canadian aircraft have detected
“underwater noises” in the area on Tuesday and Wednesday, but it is
unclear if they are from the Titan or something else.
U.S. Coast Guard, the Canadian Coast Guard, the U.S. Navy and other
agencies are involved in the search effort, using sonar, remotely
operated vehicles and other advanced equipment. The U.S. Navy is also
sending a lift system that can retrieve heavy objects from up to 20,000
The passengers on board the Titan are Stockton Rush,
the CEO of OceanGate Expeditions; Hamish Harding, a British billionaire
and owner of Action Aviation; Paul Henry Nargeolet, a French dive
expert; and Shahzada Dawood and Suleman Dawood, a prominent Pakistani
Some social media users have noticed a bizarre
coincidence between the Titan’s disappearance and an episode of The
Simpsons cartoon from 2006. In the episode, titled “Simpsons Tids”,
Homer Simpson goes on an underwater adventure with a man who claims to
be his biological father.
They use submersibles to look for a
sunken treasure of a ship called “Piso Mojado”. Homer’s submersible gets
trapped in a coral cave and he loses consciousness as his oxygen runs
low. He is later rescued and wakes up in a hospital three days later.
The Simpsons really predicted the titanic submarine situation .. and that they would completely run out of oxygen (watch till the end) this is actually scary. pic.twitter.com/xOWtE6DTQq
— Qura (@Qurandale) June 22, 2023
airing in 2006, Season 17’s 10th episode, titled “Homer’s Paternity
Coot,” features Homer Simpson’s long-lost father, Mason Fairbanks,
giving a rather chilling speech before going under the sea with his son.
I am filled with joy. Searching for treasure with my long-lost son. My
dream for each of you is that you find the happiness I feel today,”
After exploring for a bit, the duo comes across the remains of a massive ship filled to the brim with treasure.
after radioing his friends to tell them of the find, manages to
accidentally get the submersible stuck within a portion of the barrier
Starting to panic, Simpson attempts to wrench himself free
only for the sub’s “low oxygen” light to begin flashing before he
descends into a coma.
Thankfully, it’s a happy ending for the character as he awakens three days later surrounded by his family.
episode is not an exact match for the Titan’s situation, but some fans
find it eerily similar. “The Simpsons had already warned us,” one user
tweeted. “Crazy how the Simpsons already predicted about the missing
submarine,” another user wrote.
Simpsons is known for its uncanny ability to foresee real-life events
years before they happen, such as Donald Trump’s presidency, the Ebola
outbreak and the discovery of the Higgs boson particle.
CNN Anchor Claims Dangerous Filthy Slums in America Are ‘Vibrant Expressions of Democracy’
CNN host Fareed Zakaria aired an astonishing rant this past
weekend arguing that major US cities are filthy and dangerous because of
“democracy,” and that makes them more “vibrant.”
Zakaria was attempting to provide a counter argument to Tucker
Carlson’s recent report that Russia’s subways are nicer than America’s.
Modernity.news reports: “American cities are expressions of democracy,” Zakaria asserted, claiming they are “places where people have to negotiate differences and find ways to live together, that makes them messier and dirtier and sometimes chaotic.”
He then argued “perhaps that is what has made these cities so vibrant and innovative, and why they have been at the forefront in making America the country that leads the world in economics, technology, culture and power.”
Is rampant crime, homelessness, and drug use part of said vibrancy?
Fact check. American cities were not shit holes when the country emerged as the envy of the world.
Zakaria continued, “Carlson speaks enviously of cities like Tokyo, Singapore, Abu Dhabi and Dubai, and they are indeed wonderful in their own distinctive ways. But what’s striking about all of them is that they are somewhat tame and subdued. The product of authoritarian governments or conformist culture, or both. American cities are different.”
He appears to be seriously claiming that you cannot have a clean and safe city without some kind of evil dictatorship overseeing it.
Zakaria continued “Carlson put forward a bizarre hodgepodge of assertions he thought the architecture, food and service in Moscow was better than in any American city. Really? Moscow?”
“Outside of a small historic center, it is filled with drab Soviet era concrete buildings. And while the food in Moscow can be quite good…Better than New York or San Francisco? You need to get out more” Zakaria concluded.
Has he been to San Francisco lately?
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