Surprising facts about the Titanic

Time it took to sink -
The Titanic took about 2 hours and 40 minutes to sink completely after the collision.

Delay - The Titanic could have potentially been saved. A 30-second delay on the ship's communication lines resulted in it being too late for the captain to change route.

Honeymoon - It is estimated that about a dozen couples were celebrating their honeymoon aboard the Titanic.

Saved by alcohol - The Titanic's head baker, Charles Joughin, drank enough alcohol to survive the freezing water temperatures before the ship sank.

Budget - The budget for the movie 'Titanic' was greater than the money spent to build the Titanic itself.

Non-stop - As depicted in the movie, it is a proven fact that the ship's musicians continued to play for hours until the ship completely sank.

Fake - The Titanic's fourth smokestack served no purpose at all. It was added to create more visual symmetry.

First class - The ship's first-class suites cost about £870, which is equivalent to £75,156 (about $97,939) nowadays.

Ancient iceberg - Scientists believe that the iceberg that sank the Titanic began to be formed sometime around the year 1000 BCE.

Locating the Titanic - It took 73 years to find the wreck of the Titanic.

Early movie - Before the 1997 hit movie 'Titanic,' there was another production about the disaster.

Strange payments - After the incident, the families of the band members were asked to pay for the cost of the uniforms the men wore.

Priest - A priest named Thomas Byles refused to board the lifeboats on more than one occasion.

Bacteria - Bacteria are literally consuming the wreck of the Titanic. If nothing is done, the wreckage will disappear in the next 20 years.

Prediction - In 1898, 14 years before the Titanic sank, an author named Morgan Robertson wrote a book called 'The Wreck of the Titan,' 

Binoculars - The crew of the Titanic did not have binoculars. The instruments were all stored in a locker for which they had no key.

Cause of death - Almost all of those who went into the water during the disaster died of cardiac arrest in 15 to 30 minutes, due to the extremely cold

Builder -
Thomas Andrew, one of the builders and architects of the Titanic, was aboard the ship and was one of those who did not survive.

Surprising facts you didn't know about the Titanic - The ocean liner RMS Titanic collided with an iceberg on April 14, 1912. 

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