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Self-Fulfilling Prophecy

Mark Wilkinson of Birmingham, England, took his new boat into West Bay harbor in Dorset for its maiden voyage. It sank, and the 40-something-year-old captain had to be rescued by the harbor master. “It’s all a bit embarrassing,” Wilkinson said afterward, “and I got pretty fed up with people asking me if I had hit an iceberg.” Er, what? Yes, well: the registered name of the boat was Titanic II. (RC/London Telegraph) ...Time for Wilkinson to move on to his next hobby: launching the Hindenburg II.
Original Publication Date: 19 June 2011
This story is in True’s book collections, in Volume 17.

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