Bad rivets, high-priced time and a metallic balloon dog

Jun 01, 2008 | 12:13 PM |

AMM does its best to be your go-to place for metals news and market information, but we don't have a lock on coverage of every link in the metals supply chain. And that includes the defective, highly expensive or kitschy art links, as exemplified in these stories from the general media.

And you always thought it was an iceberg.

A new book argues that defective rivets were partly responsible for sinking the Titanic in 1912. The book, by metallurgists Jennifer Hooper McCarty and Timothy Foecke, received widespread attention in the media when it was published in April. While the theory isn't new, the authors presented extensive research into the engineering and shipmaking conditions of the time to back up the main thesis.....





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