I have always been fascinated with, and loved the Titanic...no, not the movie, the real luxury liner that sank on April 14-15th, 1912. It is my belief that if the Captain had heeded the iceberg warnings, the ship might not have sunk. Many errors occurred that fateful night of April 14th...they were going too fast, there were not enough lifeboats on board to save everyone, and too many people believe that the ship was "unsinkable." They put too much trust in an inanimate object, and that was bound to get them into trouble. Even the lifeboats that left the ship were underfilled due to people believing that another ship would come to their rescue before the ship sank, if it was going to sink at all. Sadly, there was a lot of competition back then to build faster, larger and more luxurious ships, and not enough focus was made on the safety of the passengers. Charles Melville Hays, one of the passengers who went down with the ship, made this comment not too long before the Titanic hit the iceberg and sank. He was referring to the competition among the ship companies for speed, etc. "The time will come soon when this trend will be checked by some appalling disaster." He couldn't have been more accurate! He is buried here in Montreal at Mount Royal Cemetery. For more information about him, here is a link. Charles Melville Hays Thanks so much for listening. :)
The videos I have selected for this post are:
A Just for Laughs Gag/Juste pour Rire
Dear Kitten: Regarding the Big Game
Caribbean Carrot Punch (Thirsty for)
The Ghost of Earth Day Present (I found this very touching and inspirational)
For the following, I am providing the link sources beneath each photo. You just need to click on the images to see a larger view.