Never Before Known 10 Heartbreaking Facts About The Titanic
There was a man by the name Masabumi Hosono, who was a Japanese Civil Servant and the only Japanese on board the Titanic on her maiden voyage. He survived the ship. But when he returned to Japan, he was shamed, and told he should have gone down with the ship.
#9 The Band Of Musicians
One of the most emotional moments of the Titanic film is when the band members continue playing to calm down the passengers. And this ACTUALLY happened. They played for hours after the ship hit the iceberg.
#8 A matter of timing
If the iceberg had been seen only 30 seconds before it was, and the Captain was notified, the accident could have been avoided.
#7 The Hershey Connection
Milton Hershey, a.k.a. the man who's behind one of the greatest chocolate bars of all time, had tickets to be on the Titanic, but changed his plans.
#6 Just For Show
The four smokestacks that have become so famous, and associated with the ship? The fourth one didn't even work! It was totally just for decoration.
#5 Waste of space
More than half of the lifeboats on the ship were not filled to capacity.
If they had been, many more lives could have been saved.
#4 Titanic holds one more record...
Only one ocean liner in history has been sunk by an iceberg: Titanic.
#3 Centuries old ice-berg
The infamous iceberg that brought the Titanic to her knees has been floating around since around 1,000 B.C.
#2 Drinking saved his life
The chef was one of the survivors from the ship, and his survival is credited to the amount of liquor he drank right before going underwater, which kept his body temperature up.
The budget for the James Cameron film Titanic was actually higher than the budget spent on building the ship in real life.
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