6 Insane Facts About Titanic That Are Guaranteed to Blow Your Mind
1. At the end of the movie when Jack and Rose meet by the clock, the clock reads 2:20am. In real life, the Titanic sank at 2:20 a.m.
2. In one of the earlier scenes, James Cameron recreated this actual photo (left) of a boy spinning a top on the deck of the Titanic.
3. During this heart-wrenching scene where a mother is trying to soothe her children as the ship sinks, she tells them ofTír na nÓg, which is paradise in Celtic mythology. Another name for it is "Tír fo Thuinn," which translates to "Land Under The Wave," as one of the methods for getting there is by going under water.
4. The man and woman that lie in bed together as their room floods are also based on real people:Isidor and Ida Straus, co-owners of Macy's Department Store.
5. Aninquiry made in 1912, shortly after the tragedy, found that there were 37 seconds between when the iceberg was spotted and when it made contact with the ship. In the film, Cameron made sure the scene between the spotting and the impact lasted precisely 37 seconds. (Seriously, check below!)
6. At one point Jack tells Rose he'll take her to the Santa Monica Pier where they'll "ride on the rollercoaster til [they] throw up, then [...] ride horses on the beach, right in the surf." At the end, when it's panning through Rose's old photos, there's one of her on horseback with the Santa Monica Pier in the background.
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