The Titanic obsession continues

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Inspired by this lady of Charlotte's Web, I decided it would be only fitting to post about the actual events of the Titanic, not just the film. Here are my favorites my siblings and I have found in our obsessive research.

1. The first lifeboat could hold 65 people, but it left with only 28.
2. The Titanic actually stayed afloat for three hours, more than the predicted 1-2 hours.
3. The ship's main anchor had to be transported by 20 horses.
4. It was 11 stories tall and as long as four city blocks.
5. A first class parlor suite ticket cost the equivalent of $50,000.
6. The Titanic struck the iceberg 37 seconds after spotting it.
7. The voyage only lasted four days and 17 hours. It took two hours and 40 minutes to sink.
8. The ship burned 825 tons of coal per day.



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