25 Little Known Facts About The Titanic That Might Surprise You

Did you know that the Titanic was so big that it had its own newspaper? These are 25 little known facts about the Titanic that might surprise you!

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The first Titanic movie was made less than a month after the disaster and featured an actress that survived the sinking

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24

Kim Il-Sung, the founder of North Korea, was born on the same day that the Titanic sank

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23

Out of 12 dogs that were on board, three survived

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22

It took 73 years to find the Titanic's wreckage

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21

Kate Winslet, the main actress in the movie Titanic (1997), has expressed her dislike of the theme song "My Heart Will Go On". She even said it would make her feel like throwing up to hear it.

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20

Modern ships are actually more likely to encounter an iceberg than the Titanic was

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19

The iceberg that the Titanic collided with started its journey nearly 2,000 years ago

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18

None of the 30 engineers on board survived. They stayed behind to keep the power on for as long as possible so that others could escape.

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17

More than half of the people on the Titanic would have fit into the lifeboats but only less than 1/3 of them actually made it

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16

13 couples were celebrating their honeymoon

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15

The most expensive rooms on the ship would cost over $100,000 today

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14

The only Japanese man to survive the Titanic was ostracised and labeled a coward for not dying with the other passengers

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13

Although four forward compartments could flood without the ship sinking, on that fateful night six compartments flooded

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12

No other ocean liner in history has ever been sunk by an iceberg

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11

Milton Hershey, founder of Hershey's Chocolate, canceled his reservation at the last minute due to prior business engagements

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10

It took the Titanic 2 hours and 40 minutes to sink

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9

After the iceberg was spotted there was a 30 second delay before the order to change course was given. If it were not for this delay, the collision could have been prevented

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8

As you may have deduced based on our earlier statistics, most of the lifeboats launched from the Titanic were well below capacity

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7

The chief baker on the Titanic allegedly drank so much alcohol that he survived the freezing ocean for 2 hours before being rescued

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6

The 1997 movie Titanic had a higher budget than the actual ship itself

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5

The musicians kept playing for several hours as the ship was sinking

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4

The fourth smoke stack on the ship was just for decoration

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3

A life boat drill that had been planned for the day before the sinking was canceled

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2

The Titanic was so big that 176 men were needed just to shovel coal into its furnaces

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The Titanic had its own newspaper, The Atlantic Daily Bulletin

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