Monday, January 16, 2012

Titanic facts

Titanic is considered on of the worst disasters in human history, sinking on its maiden voyage taking with it 1.595 lives. Here are various facts surrounding the Titanic. 


- There were no cats on the Titanic, although people usual brought them on ships in order to bring good luck and to disperse of any mouses. 
-Titanic was the same length as the hight of the Empire State Building. 
- There were also two dogs which were saved. 
-The prices for a cruise on the Titanic in 1912 were: First class: $4.350, Second class: $1.750, Third class: $30.
-There were 13 couples celebrating their honeymoon on the ship. 
-Titanic was loaded with 900 tones of luggage and goods. 
-The time between the moment they saw the iceberg and the moment the ship crashed in to it was a bit over 30 seconds. 
-Titanic sank 2 hours and 40 minutes after it hit the iceberg. 
- The sinking of the Titanic was predicted in 1898 by Morgan Robertson, as analysed here.

2 comments:

  1. Another interesting fact is that on Titanic there was 4 Greek passengers. They all died.

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  2. Apparently a cat and her litter of kittens were seen getting off the ship before it set sail..this is seen as bad luck. I think this is just rumour though.

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