Monday, October 15, 2007

A fun little fact

The force that the Titanic hit the iceberg on the night of April 14th, 1912, was equal to the broadside of a battleship!
Now that may seem outrages, but just think of 50,000+ tons of steel slamming into rock hard ice, going about 26mph!

5 comments:

A Note From Theresa said...

That's cool.

Daniel said...

Yes I thought it was pretty neat, and it really causes you to think about the awesome force that the Titanic hit the iceberg!

Doni M said...

Hmmm.... something tells me that seatbelts and airbags probably wouldn't have helped much. :-)

Think, too, that even though heavily damaged, the iceberg survived more or less intact and kept right on floating along, completely oblivious to what had just happened. Just a reminder, I suppose, that man does not always win.

Daniel said...

Hmmm..... that thought never even crossed my mind!
I guess the Iceberg was 'better' constructed than the Titanic. It was slightly larger than the Titanic as well, about six times her size!
The worst thing that the Iceberg suffered was some red paint smeared along the side.

CONNIE'S THOUGHTS FROM THE HEART said...

wow!! No wonder the Titanic sank. That was some "hit." Grandma