Iceberg? What iceberg?

Adventure, dead ahead: An Australian billionaire has unveiled his plans to build a replica of the Titanic, which struck an iceberg and sank in 1912, killing more than 1,500. Aside from safety equipment and modern amenities, the Titanic II will be essentially recreated and even passengers will wear period costumes.

And if the Titanic II proves successful the billionaire said he would expand his fleet to include a recreation of Carnival Cruise Line’s Triumph, towed by tugs and complete with no air-conditioning, no toilets and spoiling food.

When you say buzz: Citing testimony from former employees, a $5 million class-action lawsuit has been filed against Anheuser-Busch, claiming the brewer is watering down Budweiser, Michelob and other beers below their stated alcohol level.

Considering what Europeans are finding in their hamburgers, at least beer drinkers aren’t having to test for Clydesdale DNA in their cans of Bud.

Giving up the red shoes: Pope Benedict, upon his retirement, will be known as “emeritus pope” and will continue to wear a white cassock, the Vatican announced Tuesday as it prepares to welcome the College of Cardinals that will elect his successor.

Benedict also has asked for a duplicate set of keys to the popemobile.

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