Who says the Internet isn't educational? Judging by some of the brilliant Tweets generated by the recent coverage of the 100th anniversary of the Titanic, it's more educational than, say, American History class.
Outlets like Daily Mail, The Telegraph, and MSN collected such Twitter-gems as, "I thought the Titanic was just a movie. I didn't know it was real tho" and "The Titanic was real holy s*** I'm never going on a cruise."
One user even hoped her newfound media coverage was a good chance to meet the Biebs: "@justinbieber would you think im retarded if i told you i didnt know the titanic was real? Would you feel bad for me so you'd come meet me?" (We don't think it worked.)
Check out this screenshot of similar reactions for even more awesomeness -- if by awesome, you mean fearing for the future of the world.
Seriously, guys. It's more than a movie about a big diamond necklace and a sexy life drawing class with Leonardo DiCaprio. It's a thing! A real thing. We wouldn't put anything past James Cameron and his incredible movie-making skills, but we're darn sure that his movie wasn't actually a documentary!
In fact, we'd like to direct the "#omg #wtf #Titanic?" Tweeters to the morbid account that was live-tweeting the ship's destruction. (Yet another thing we have a hard time wrapping our noggins around, although for entirely different reasons.)
Fortunately, Twitter wasn't around for us to bear witness to people reacting to the assassination of Hitler by a rogue team of tough Jews in "Inglourious Basterds" or that we weren't actually saved from aliens by Jeff Goldblum and Will Smith in the '90s.
In any case, we all know that a new 3D version of "Titanic" the movie is in theaters and making serious bank, even with people who saw it the first time oh, so long ago. Because our love for Leo and Kate will last a lifetime, even if the Celine Dion song makes Kate wanna hurl.