National Geographic Channel (NGC) and National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence James Cameron have released new animation created by the company that executed the image capture in the 2009 movie Avatar , that demonstrates exactly how the Titanic sank.
Using a never-before-seen stress model and forensic evidence, Cameron and some of the world’s leading Titanic experts make a revealing discovery concerning whether the ship reached its breaking point before it was completely vertical (as the event was originally depicted in Cameron’s 1997 blockbuster Titanic ). Working backwards from the shipwreck on the ocean floor, new animation provides the most accurate picture of how the ship broke apart and why its remains are scattered.
An investigation of this magnitude has never been attempted before and some of the revelations may alter the fundamental interpretation of what exactly happened to the Titanic on April 14, 1912.
Cameron also uses a less technical approach to demonstrate these new findings: a banana! “A banana turns out to be a great way to model the breakup of the Titanic,” he comments in the documentary,
The dramatic new sequence will air on NGC when Titanic: Final Word with James Cameron premieres Sunday, April 8, at 8 p.m. ET/PT in the US, and around the world.
Banana Theory – Cameron On Camera Discussion