5. Couples Traveling in the Ill-fated Ship
An interesting and unfortunate fact rarely known about Titanic is that the ship contained a dozen of couples, who were celebrating their honeymoon. So, if you ever wondered why there was a strong element of love involved in James Cameron’s Titanic, you now know what he was trying to portray. In fact, one of the rarely known facts also include the couple on whom the characters of Rose and Jack were roughly dramatized. There is little known about them, but it is believed that their story was quite similar to what was shown in the epic blockbuster. This amazing fact aptly makes it to our list of ten interesting facts about Titanic.
4. Band Playing Music on the Ship
Shakespeare says that if the music be the food of love, play on!!! The band playing music on the board did listen to Shakespeare, it seems. They might have guessed from the chaos on the ship that there was no way out for them, so they kept playing the music, until the music was lost in the waves of the oceans and they were drowned beneath forever. This also makes one of the most emotional moments of the movie where the band continues to play even after hours of the ship hitting the iceberg. They wanted to calm down the passengers by giving them an implicit message that everything was normal. What strong nerves these men had!!! Isn’t it strange and rightly lined up on our list of ten interesting facts about Titanic?
3. The Titanic Daily
Next on our list of top ten interesting facts about Titanic, we have The Atlantic Daily. The magnanimity of the ship can be determined from the fact that it ran its own daily newspaper on the ship. Of course, to keep up with that, the ship had a small publishing facility onboard. The newspaper featured news, commercials, stock price views, results of horse racing, society gossips and menu for the day. The newspaper was enjoyed as a treat by the rich class on board.
2. Time it Took to Sink
How many of you knew that after the Titanic hit the iceberg, it took almost 2 hours and 40 minutes, to be precise, to sink down? Of course, you don’t expect such a huge ship to sink in just seconds. We thought this interesting fact deserves to be on our list of ten interesting facts about Titanic. If you noticed, the later-half of the James Cameron mega hit covers the scenes after the iceberg hit the ship. The ship was so huge that while it sank deep into the ocean, a lot happened with the people on board.
1. Prediction in Futility or Wreck of the Titan in 1898
One of the most interesting facts about Titanic is that the story of the fatal voyage was already written in a form of a novella, fourteen years before it actually took place. Morgan Robertson’s novella, ‘Futility’, which is also known as ‘The Wreck of the Titan’ was published in 1898. The story has striking resemblance with the actual incident. Firstly, their names are quite the same – Titanic and Titan. Both had a shortage of lifeboats, which resulted in increased number of deaths. There are various other similarities, which is quite freakishly interesting. Both struck an iceberg on the starboard side on the night of April in the North Atlantic, 400 nautical miles from Newfoundland. Even these minute details are true about the two of them. Doesn’t this interesting bit deserve to be on our list of ten interesting facts about Titanic?
We made frequent references to the movie ‘Titanic’ in our write-up, because it was a great depiction of the biggest shipwreck ever. Moreover, it was quite recently produced; therefore, it is still afresh in our minds. Hope you enjoyed this article encapsulating 10 interesting facts about Titanic.