Monday, June 9, 2008

Ironic Titanic.

In 1898 Morgan Robertson wrote a short novel called the Wreck of the Titan. He described the journey of an unsinkable luxurious ship known as the Titan. He described it as the following- ‘the titan was 800 feet long, weighed 75,000 tons, had three propellers and 24 lifeboats and was packed with rich passengers. Cruising at 25 knots the Titan's hull was ripped apart when it hit and iceberg in April. Most of the passengers were lost because there weren't enough lifeboats.’

Now for what happened to the Titanic fourteen years later (1912):

The Titanic was considered the safest ship afloat. It was 882.5 feet long, weighed 66,000 tons and had three propellers. Along with 22 lifeboats and carried many rich passengers. Late on the night of April 14, the ship hit an iceberg sailing at 23 knots. The iceberg tore a hole in its hull and upended the ship. Over 1,500 people died because there weren’t enough lifeboats.

Taken from 'the biggest ever bathroom reader'.

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