14 Interesting Facts About The Titanic That You Probably Didn’t Know – Nutshell School


14 Interesting Facts About The Titanic That You Probably Didn’t Know A lifeboat drill was scheduled to take place on board the ship the very day the Titanic hit the iceberg, but was canceled by the captain Remember that scene in the movie where the musicians continued to play while the ship was sinking? That was true, they actually continued to play for hours. Unfortunately, none of them survived Milton Hershey of Hershey’s chocolate had tickets to be on the Titanic but he canceled his reservation A Japanese survivor was regarded as a coward when he returned to Japan for not dying with the rest of the passengers The British newspaper London Daily Mail reported “Titanic Sunk No Lives Lost” in their initial April 16, 1912 story. The New York Times devoted 75 pages to coverage of the Titanic in the first week after the disaster A ship named Californian was close by when the Titanic sent out distress signals, but the ship’s wireless operator had already gone to bed The chief baker of the Titanic survived the freezing cold water temperatures because he drank so much alcohol it kept his organs fortified for 2 hours until he was rescued Most of the ship’s life boats weren’t filled to capacity. There were enough life boats for everyone to survive if they had been filled properly The Titanic crash could have been avoided if they had gotten word about the iceberg 30 seconds before the captain did Only 336 bodies of the Titanic were recovered. 1514 people died The iceberg that sank the Titanic began its journey somewhere around 1000 BC The cost of the most expensive First Class Parlor ticket to New York was $4,350. That’s about $69,600 today There were only two bathtubs available for more than 700 third-class passengers

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