4 Interesting Facts About the Titanic That Are Often Overlooked

The Titanic was a British passenger ship that sank on April 15th, 1912, on its voyage from Southampton to New York City. At the time, it was the largest ship to ever be created, and it ended up sinking due to its encounter with an iceberg out at sea. Here are four interesting facts about the ship that are often overlooked…

Titanic
4 Interesting Facts About the Titanic That Are Often Overlooked

Finding the Titanic was a Coverup for a Mission Related to the Cold War

Robert Ballard got the funding to look for the Titanic from the U.S. Navy in exchange for researching the sunken USS Thresher and USS Scorpion, which were coincidentally in the same area. The whole plot was created so that the Russians wouldn’t follow since the U.S. was interested in the nuclear weapons aboard the Scorpion.

The Site of the Titanic Can Still Hold Human Remains

The Site of the Titanic
4 Interesting Facts About the Titanic That Are Often Overlooked

People argue that the site of the Titanic should not be visited and should be left entirely alone because the ship is considered to be the final resting place and gravesite for those who were not able to make it off the ship. There were 1,500 people aboard the Titanic that died, and only 340 bodies were recovered.

The Earnings from James Cameron’s Movie Could Replicate 11 Titanics

James Cameron’s movie was released in 1997 and earned almost $2.2 billion worldwide. The Titanic cost roughly $7.5 million at the time in 1912. With inflation, the cost would be $197 million, which means that roughly 11.2 exact replicas can be constructed with the movie earnings.

The Final Lunch Menu Was Sold for $88,000

Titanic's Last Lunch Menu
4 Interesting Facts About the Titanic That Are Often Overlooked

Abraham Lincoln Salomon was a New York businessman who was among the first-class men who were able to secure a lifeboat from the Titanic. He saved a menu from the ship, signed it, and the final price was auctioned off at $88,000 — exceeding expectations of $18,000.