There is much about the worst maritime disaster in United States history that is counter-intuitive. For one thing, the story is largely forgotten. It has been overshadowed by events that were smaller […]
How Thousands of Rubber Bath Toys Helped Unlock the Ocean’s Secrets
The container ship Ever Laurel was en route from Hong Kong to Tacoma, Washington. On January 10, 1992, it was only halfway to its destination when it encountered a violent storm. The […]
What Do You Call the Piece of Paper That Sticks Out of a Hershey’s Kiss?
We are always looking for quirky, interesting facts that can be expressed in just a few words. These are handy to throw into the publication rotation to help compensate for those articles […]
The Secret Mission Behind the Discovery of Titanic
The discovery of Titanic’s wreckage in 1985 was a major media event. As the world looked upon a ship that had not been seen in over 70 years, it was generally assumed it was […]
Did a Missing Key Cause the Titanic Disaster?
After the sinking of the RMS Titanic on its maiden voyage, many people asked how such a tragedy could have been avoided. Over the more than 100 years since that fateful night […]
Perhaps She Should Consider Taking the Train Next Time
At what point does a person stop being considered lucky and is instead considered bad luck for others? Consider the case of Violet Constance Jessop, whose primary claim to fame was her […]
At first glance, Futility by Morgan Robertson seems weak on imagination. Robertson’s novel features a ship, the Titan, described as “the largest craft afloat and the greatest of the works of men.” […]