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.
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.
Oh 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?
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”?
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.”
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.