12 Interesting Facts about The Titanic that You Might Haven’t Heard Before

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The world is a strange place indeed, the more we try to understand its ways the more we get carried away. You would think that a luxurious Royal Mail Ship like the Titanic to be the safest and most extravagant way to travel but history tells us another story.

The Titanic on its maiden voyage was traveling from Southampton, England to New York when it collided with an iceberg on 15 April 1912 and sank to the bed of the Atlantic Ocean killing more than 1500 people.

Being the most famous tragedy in modern history it is sure to expect to have some amazing facts. And that is where we come in to provide those small insights to you. Few of them would definitely surprised you.

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1. During its course, every Sunday was a lifeboat drill day. April 14 was Sunday, and that day the captain canceled the drill. It was the last Sunday prior to the sinking of the ship.

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2. There were men who dressed up as women in order to get seats on the lifeboats because crew members preferred the seats be given to women and children first then men.

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3. The binoculars were accidentally locked inside a locker. The second captain who had the key was removed from the team last minute and he forgot to turn in the key. So the crew had to rely only on their eyesight alone the whole journey.

4. John Jacob Aster IV was among the passengers. He was the richest person on the ship, also at the time he was the world’s richest man.

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5. The official band of the ship played music to calm the passengers until its last moment.

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6. There were 700+ third-class passengers on the ship and they had to share two bathtubs to take turns from.

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7. In order to be the first news portal to report the tragic news; Daily Mail, Belfast Telegraph, and The World mistakenly reported that everyone survived. But it was The New York Times that gave a more accurate report.

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8. More than 13 couples were on board to celebrate their honeymoon.

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9. A novella The Wreck of the Titan: Or, Futility was published by Morgan Robertson in 1898. In it, he tells a similar tragic story of a mighty sinking ship. People believe he predicted the incident.

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10. Titanic the movie starring Leonardo and Kate co-produced by James Cameron estimated a whopping budget of $200 million.

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11. The last dinner on board had 10 different courses.

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12. The most famous passenger, The Unsinkable Molly Brown known for her philanthropic work for the survivors. In her words, “After being brined, salted, and pickled in mid ocean I am now high and dry… I have had flowers, letters, telegrams, people until I am befuddled. They are petitioning Congress to give me a medal… If I must call a specialist to examine my head it is due to the title of Heroine of the Titanic.”

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To this day, many people rewind the famous quote “Not even God himself could sink this ship”.

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