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Titanic Fact #8: Sticker Shock

Titanic Fact #8: Sticker Shock

The Titanic cost White Star Line and its investors $7.5 million to build. Calculating for inflation, today the cost would be over $167 million. Watch the video to learn how to make your own LEGO Titanic for a fraction of that price.

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April 2, 20121 comment
Titanic Fact #7: Last Meal

Titanic Fact #7: Last Meal

The last meal enjoyed by the first class passengers included oysters, salmon in mousseline sauce, filet mignon lili, sauté of chicken lyonnaise, lamb in mint sauce, roast squab, pate de foie gras, and several other courses. The upcoming 100th anniversary of the Titanic’s sinking has prompted quite a few restaurants to offer recreations of the ship’s last meal.

Reliving Titanic’s Last Meal

Cullen’s Houston Recreates Titanic’s Last Meal

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April 1, 20120 comments
Titanic Fact #6: Unsung Heroes

Titanic Fact #6: Unsung Heroes

Many of the men working in the boiler and engine rooms chose to stay on the ship even though they knew it was sinking. They made this choice because they knew that if they stopped working, the ship would lose electrical power. The passengers’ best chance of being saved rested on how long the Titanic could keep its lights on and be visible to other ships.

Workers in one of the Titanic's coal bunkers

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March 31, 20120 comments
Titanic Fact #5: Bathtubs and Asparagus

Titanic Fact #5: Bathtubs and Asparagus

Captain Edward Smith’s bathtub as it was found in the wreckage.
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Division among the classes on the Titanic was severely noticeable. For example, there were over 700 people in third class, but only 2 bathtubs for all of them. However, the wealth in first class was so excessive that not only did most first class passengers have their own bathtubs, the ship also carried 400 asparagus tongs.
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I’m sure there is a perfectly good reason for 400 of these and only 20 lifeboats; I just can’t think of it at the moment.

 

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March 30, 20120 comments
Titanic Fact #4: The Unsinkable _______ Brown

Titanic Fact #4: The Unsinkable _______ Brown

“The Unsinkable” Molly Brown was a real person on the Titanic, but she was never actually called “Molly.” “Molly” was a Hollywood invention. Her real name was Margaret Brown, and she preferred being called “Maggie.”

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March 29, 20120 comments