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Stephen Colbert uncovers 'proof' that an iceberg sank the Titanic after all

"I never thought I would say this, but have you heard the latest news about the Titanic?" Stephen Colbert asked on Wednesday's Late Show. A new study suggests that it was actually a coal fire raging in the mighty ocean liner's hull for three weeks, not just an iceberg, that sank the ship. "So, did fire bring down the Titanic?" Colbert asked. "I personally do not buy it, because we here at The Late Show have combed though our archives and we have found a compelling documentary cartoon that proves it was an iceberg targeting the Titanic all along." Some 1,500 people died when the Titanic sank in 1912, but on the bright side, according to the cartoon, the iceberg saved the Hindenburg — at least for 25 years. Watch below. Peter Weber