Titanic II: "It will be the most safe cruise ship in the world when it launches" - business quote of the day

Still convincing after all these years.

Australian billionaire Clive Palmer has revealed plans to build Titanic II,  a working "full-scale re-creation" of the Titanic, which sank in 1912.

The ship will be made in China and begin carrying passengers in the third quarter of 2016. Using - get this - exact blueprints of the original.

A Blue Line representative told Mashable, "It will be the most safe cruise ship in the world when it launches."

Unsinkable, eh? Sure we've heard that one somewhere before.

This will "definitely not" happen again. Photograph: Getty Images

Martha Gill writes the weekly Irrational Animals column. You can follow her on Twitter here: @Martha_Gill.

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Word of the week: Owened

Each week The Staggers will pick a new word to describe our uncharted political and socioeconomic territory. 

 

In a week where Jeremy Corbyn won the Labour leadership election for a second time, the word of the week is:

Owened (verb)

To be totally publicly humiliated.

Origin:

Jonn Elledge

Usage: 

"LOL, Owened."

"Corbyn totally Owened Smith when it came to the Isis question."

"You thought you'd win, but you were Owened."

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