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Titanic Survivor

Grab the cracker Rose

Grab the cracker Rose

Guess what survived the sinking of the Titanic and just sold for $23,000? A cracker… Yep, a little Spillers and Bakers Pilot cracker left in a survival kit on one of the lifeboats. I know what you are all thinking, someone should have gobbled that down. Silly Billies, probably too busy rowing. However, James Fenwick, a passenger on the rescue ship Carpathia saw the cracker and put it in an envelope and marked it “Pilot biscuit from Titanic lifeboat April 1912.” Fast forward 103 years and now that unpretentious little cracker is called the “world’s most valuable biscuit.”

PSST I bet it is stale.

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Titanic Theme Park

Rose, our hearts will go on....

Rose, our hearts will go on….

A Chinese theme park is going to spend $16 million on building a life size replica of the Titanic. The  replica is expected  to be completed by 2016 and will included a shipwreck simulator so people can feel what it was like being aboard the Titanic as it sank into the Atlantic .  Great . Still no cure for cancer.

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That ship is nothing but trouble

titanicOh dear, the irony. A Las Vegas exhibition displaying items from the ill fated ship the Titanic got slapped with some deja vu when it was forced to close due to water damage. Curses!!!

Want sauce with that?

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100th Anniversary of the Titanic’s Epic Fail

So loons, what would have you done had you been a passenger or crew of the ill fated Titanic when it hit the iceberg? I’m afraid I would have probably stayed on board believing I could make a makeshift raft out of the ping pong table and use the rackets as mini paddles! I’m that kinda loon. So hows about it, what would you do? I’m guessing half would opt for diving into the life rafts. Hands up who wouldn’t have believed the ship was sinking , despite it listing? I definitely wouldn’t be hanging around for Jack.

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Faster Than The Titanic

Seasoned tourists and people who had seen the movie Titanic knew exactly what was going on the moment  they felt the shudder on the Costa Concordia Cruise Ship. OK, there was no iceberg, but a reef can pretty much do the trick. Seems the luxury liner which was cruising near the island of Giglio hit a spur in a reef tearing a 100m gash in the hull.   Within minutes the cruise ship with over 4,000 passengers on board began to list, things began falling and the lights went out. During the ensuing panic the captain and first officer abandoned ship. They have both been arrested. Meanwhile 41 people are still unaccounted for.

Psst Is it me or are you all humming “My heart will go on”?

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What A Titanic Achievement

A big shout out to Gloria Stuart who turned 100 on the 4th of July. OK, hands up who doesn’t know who the hell she is? Come on people think. OK, here’s a clue “My heart will go on and on”. Bingo, she was the “old Rose” in the film Titanic. Anywho, she is going to be honored by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts today for her film career which spanned some 8 decades. Stuart was nominated for an academy award at the ripe old age of 87 for Titanic but was denied by Kim Bassinger. However, Ms Stuart has no regrets “If you’re full of love, admiration, appreciation of the beautiful things there are in this life, you have it made, really. And I have it made.”

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That Sinking Feeling

Who would have thought a bouncy castle fair in Ibach, Switzerland, would cause controversy? Well, if you are gonna have a Titanic bouncy castle where kids slide down the decks, you might just upset a few people, like say Switzerland’s Titanic Club. The 40ft slide, which depicts the Titanic in it’s most recognized pose, keel up about to sink into the sea, is designed for little snowflakes to slide down it’s decks. Hmm, not surprising some people have a problem with that, especially considering 1,527 passengers died when the unsinkable sank on its maiden voyage in 1912. A few of the visitors described it as sick, insensitive and a bouncy graveyard but it seems the kiddies were having a blast.

Psst Hmm, now sick and insensitive would be if they played Celine Dion’s song on loop!

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Gin and Titonic

Down the hatch!

Looking for something sick and distasteful for a Christmas present that isn’t a Snuggie blanket? Well, have I got the pressie for you. How’s about a Gin and Titonic ice tray maker? Hello people, recreate the sinking of the Titanic in your glass! It’s the ultimate bad taste present of the year. The tray not only makes a ice cube replica of the infamous ship it also makes four, that’s right four, friggin icebergs (three spare). OK, so some people are calling it “akin to making light of the September 11 terrorist attacks” but really, it could be any old sinking ship in your glass. And let’s face it, after a few gin and tonics will you really care? Right Cat God Frank?

Psst Sick and distasteful would be if it included little frozen people too!

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Last Titanic Survivor Passes Away

Millvina Dean the last survivor of the Titanic has passed away. Miss Dean was recently in the headlines after she was forced to sell her Titanic mementos  in order to pay her nursing home fees. David Guest was the first to assist, followed by author V.C. King  and later by the Millvina Fund which was launched in Belfast. Miss Dean was only 2 months old when the Titanic hit that damn iceberg. Her quick thinking mother wrapped her in a sack and she was lowered into lifeboat 13.Sadly, whilst Millvina, her mother and brother survived, her father was among the 1517 souls who didn’t.
Miss Dean died in her sleep at the age of 97.

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