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The episode in question that OP saw is available on YouTube. Story 1 : Newlyweds on Honeymoon Unless details of the story have been extremely modified, this story is false. Upon watching the story, several inconsistencies arrive. The couple are identified as an Eric and Mrs. Farley. According to this source there was no one who boarded the Titanic under ...


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Not directly, but there was an unusual tidal event in the preceding months that may have contributed to the unusual number of icebergs in the shipping lanes in Spring 1912. “Of course, the ultimate cause of the accident was that the ship struck an iceberg. The Titanic failed to slow down, even after having received several wireless messages warning of ...


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There is little doubt that the cold water was deadly to many of the victims in the Titanic desaster. The figure given in the Wikipedia article, that "most people who entered the −2°C (28°F) water died in 15–30 minutes" is certainly plausible. However, note the word "most": the quote doesn't state how many lived longer than 30 minutes, but there must have ...


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The general consensus was the Olympic class ships were "practically" unsinkable, or "virtually" unsinkable, or various other qualifiers that most members of the travelling public tended to ignore. In the worst case it was believed these ships would take days to sink, plenty of time for a safe evacuation. For example, according to Walter Lord's first ...


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It's quite plausible. The 'fog' which surrounded the iceberg may have been a mirage caused by super-refraction. The British Government's 1992 MAIB report posits the presence of super-refraction as a possible explanation for why CALIFORNIAN could see TITANIC even though the two ships appear to have been beyond each other's horizons (and TITANIC could not see ...


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People vary a lot and there is some evidence that the human ability to withstand cold varies with the behaviour of said people. A famous example is Wim Hof who discovered that a cycle of hyperventilation and holding your breath greatly improves the human resistance to hypothermia. he has held many records for cold resistance over the years. The current ...


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There are many stories about people more or less predicting the Titanic sinking or similar ocean liner disasters. In some cases there are actually publications written before the sinking of the Titanic. http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/titanic-sinking-foretold-in-fictional-accounts-years-before-disaster-1.12897231 One was written by a passenger who died on ...


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