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18 Facts about The Titanic


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The Musicians of the Titanic kept playing music for hours as the ship sank.
The budget for the Movie "Titanic" was higher than the Titanic itself.
The Titanic's chief baker "fortified" himself with alcohol and thus survived the freezing water for 2 hours until he was rescued.
Most lifeboats launched off the Titanic were not filled to capacity.
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.
After hitting the iceberg, it took the Titanic 2 hours and 40 minutes to sink.
Chocolate magnate Milton Hershey canceled his reservations for the Titanic due to last minute business matters.
The Titanic
is the only
ocean liner
to ever be
sunk by
an iceberg.
Four forward compartments could flood without risk of the Titanic sinking. Six did.
The Japanese who survived the Titanic crash was called a coward in his country for not dying with the other passengers.
The most expensive First Class suites in the Titanic were to have cost up to £870 (£75,156 today).
Nearly a dozen couples were celebrating their honeymoon on the Titanic.
53% of the people on the Titanic could have survived using the lifeboats. Only 31% did.
The iceberg that sank the Titanic began its journey somewhere around 1000 BCE.
Ships today are more likely to encounter an iceberg than the Titanic was.
Kate Winslet, who played in the movie "Titanic," hated the song "My Heart Will Go On", and said it makes her feel "like throwing up."
It took 73 years to find the wreck of the Titanic.
Kim II-Sung, founder of North Korea, was born on the day the Titanic sank.
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