Today many know the story of the sinking of the Titanic thanks to the film version which starred Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio in 1998. However, there is more than a romantic story of the tragedy of April 14, 1912. Did you know that the Titanic was so big that it had its own newspaper? This story was real, interesting and above all incredible, and here we present 12 facts that had never been counted Titanic. These little known facts about the Titanic that might surprise you!
1. There was a Japanese survivor
Masabumi Hossono was the only Japanese who survived because they escaped on a raft, but repented and was embarrassed to live that way, because in his country condemned to shame for having been on a boat that was only intended to save the lives of women and children.
2. The band Titanic
That night there was a band that played until the last moment on the boat. After the Titanic iceberg crashed against the musicians played for hours just to appease a crowd that knew was going to die. They played their will until the end.
3. The tragedy could have been avoided
Yes, seeing the block of ice for 30 seconds before it could have veered to avoid the impact, but at the time did not bring binoculars.
4. The creator of Hershey’s going to get on the Titanic
Milton Hershey, the creator of the most famous chocolates in the world that day would travel aboard the flagship boat. But his schedule made him change his plans and now enjoy many of their creations in our palate.
5. “The ship of dreams” was only 3 fireplaces
Of the 4 fire that fueled the power of this great ship only 3 were real, the latter was mere decoration.
6. They could have survived more people
Of the 20 rescue boats that took only 2 were filled to capacity. 65 passengers fit only 28 spaces were used in 18 lifeboats. That day a thousand 500 people died. They could have saved more lives.
7. It is the only ocean liner was sunk by hitting an iceberg
8. One day before sailing a drill was planned
One day before sailing was scheduled a drill and had summoned the passengers, however this was canceled at the last minute after deciding between his crew and entrepreneurs who had invested in modern and luxurious ship at the time that this alone would bring bad luck and bad publicity for your future trips.
9. The iceberg has been there since 1000 BC
The crew knew of the iceberg, as it has been floating in the vast sea from 1000 BC Still, did not foresee the disaster.
10. The budget of the film was higher than the cost of the Titanic
The budget that was intended by the producer James Cameron for the film was greater than the total cost of construction of the original liner.
11. The transatlantic chef was among the few that fell into the water and stayed there for hours until rescued
The chef of the great ship was one of the survivors to the icy waters of the Atlantic that night. That night he had drunk so much liquor that his blood was quite hot, so that helped him survive until he was found in conditions of severe hypothermia.
12. The Californian could not assist them in time
Due to poor signal for transmission of messages to the closest, in this case “The Californian” boat could not save a greater number of passengers. The message of the Titanic arrived three hours later.
In today’s society, most of our historical facts about the events of and surrounding the tragedy of the Titanic’s sinking have been drawn from the 1997 James Cameron film, ‘Titanic’, staring Kate Winslet and Leonardo DeCaprio. We would do well to remember that this it is a motion picture that is based on a historical event, but still a Hollywood depiction of a historical event.
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