- The real life "Sleeping Beauty" who snoozes for 2 weeks at a time.
- A week worth of information in New York Times is more than a person’s lifetime in 18th century.
- A murderer was caught because he tattooed the crime scene on his chest.
- A Chinese language airline airplane needed to be pushed half of 1 mile via its passengers after touchdown.
- An oyster can change its sex a number of times during its life.
In 1898, 14 years before the Titanic sank, Morgan Robertson wrote a book about a ship called the “Titan” that crashed into an iceberg and sank.
The book is Futility or The Wreck of the Titan. In addition to having the same outcome (crashing into an iceberg and sinking, the fictional “Titan” and the real-life “Titanic” had other bizarre similarities. They were both over 800 feet long. They both were known as “unsinkable”. They both sunk in the North Atlantic. They both didn’t have enough lifeboats. They both had 3000 passengers.
There’s some big differences too. Most importantly, more people survived from the real Titanic than from the Titan.