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20 Facts About The Ship ""Titanic""

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PostQueen on Thu 24 Nov 2016, 10:34 pm

20 Facts About the Ship ""Titanic""

1.There's a conspiracy theory saying the Titanic never sunk. Instead, it was her sister ship, the Olympic, and it was an insurance scam.

2.In 1898, 14 years before the Titanic sank, author Morgan Robertson wrote a book about an "unsinkable" ship called the "Titan" that crashed into an iceberg and sank.

3.A priest on the Titanic refused to board a lifeboat twice. Instead, he stayed behind to hear confessions and give absolution to the people left on the ship.

4.A man who survived the sinking of a ship in 1871 was finally able to overcome his fears and decided to sail again in 1912: he died in the sinking of the Titanic.

5.After the Titanic sank, the families of the band members were billed By White Star Line for the cost of the uniforms worn as the band members died.

6.Kim II-Sung, founder of North Korea, was born on the day the Titanic sank.

7.It took 73 years to find the wreck of the Titanic.

8.Ships today are more likely to encounter an iceberg than the Titanic was.

9.The iceberg that sank the Titanic began its journey somewhere around 1000 BCE.

10.Not a single engineer, out of the 30, made it off the Titanic: they stayed and kept the power on so others could escape.

11.53 % of the people on the Titanic could have survived using the lifeboats. Only 31 % did.

12.Nearly a dozen couples were celebrating their honeymoon on the Titanic.

13.The most expensive First Class suites in the Titanic were to have cost up to ?870 (?75,156 today).

14.The Japanese who survived the Titanic crash was called a coward in his country for not dying with the other passengers.

15.The Titanic's fourth funnel was fake. It was added to make the ship look more powerful and symmetrical.

16.Titanic is the only ocean liner to ever be sunk by an iceberg.

17.Chocolate magnate Milton Hershey canceled his reservations for the Titanic due to last minute business matters.

18.After hitting the iceberg, it took the Titanic 2 hours and 40 minutes to sink.

19.The Titanic could have been saved if it wasn't for a 30-second delay in giving the order to change course after spotting the iceberg.

20.The Titanic's chief baker "fortified" himself with alcohol and thus survived the freezing water for 2 hours until he was rescued.

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