18 March 2008

Unfastened Coins - The Truth About The Sinking Of The Titanic

Not from the guys who made Loose Change... just sayin'




Posted by: Stashiu3 at 03:32:27 | Comments (5) | Add Comment
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1 Well, first off, the coincidence between the book and the actual sinking was first noticed on approximately April 14, 1912.  Not exactly earthshaking.    And the Norse sailed during a period of warmer climate, when ice floes were probably less of  a problem.   The Titanic was apparently sailing north of the usual shipping lanes--possibly to get a better time and claim the Blue Riband, though of course no one would admit to that after the fact.

Second,  the Titanic was one of three sister ships, the others being the Olympic and the Britannic.  The Britannic also sunk, while serving as a hospital ship, when it hit a mine.  A woman who was a stewardess on the Titanic, and survived that, was serving as a nurse on the Britannic when it sank--and also survived that one.  Molly Brown had nothing on that girl.

And for all the publicity it still gets, the losses on the Titanic were only about one quarter of the lives lost on the Wilhelm Gustloff, which has the title of worst maritime disaster--and which was due to Soviet bombing.  They didn't care if it was a ship full of refugees.
The best book on the Titanic is still, after all these years,  Lord's Night to Remember.

Posted by: kishnevi at 18 March 2008@20:01:58 (0gB9X)

2 I've always been fascinated with the Titanic story and this parody of Loose Change was amusing.  I hated that movie from the beginning and it didn't surprise me that one of the guys who made it was a deserter. 

I didn't know that about the Britannic however.  Thanks.

Posted by: Stashiu3 at 18 March 2008@23:18:42 (Q5ggV)

3 Have you not heard Algore tell us that man's industrial activity is the only cause of GLOBAL WARMING. It could not possibly have been warmer during the age of the Vikings. Minor factors like the sun have no effect on GLOBAL WARMING. Those not conforming to the GLOBAL WARMING gospel should be banned from the internet.

Funny video, Sir. Thank you.

Posted by: Machinist at 19 March 2008@01:30:28 (yFIK0)

4 You're quite welcome sir, glad you enjoyed it too.  When does my ban begin anyway? 

Posted by: Stashiu3 at 19 March 2008@11:59:25 (Q5ggV)

5 Not until steel melts, so you have some time. Just watch those spoons.

Posted by: Machinist at 19 March 2008@13:34:41 (yFIK0)

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