September 26, 2012

Fact-Checking the 'Titanic' Death Scene

The Mathlete, Physics Central

AP Photo

Unless you have been living under a rock, you have probably seen "Titanic" either when it first came out or in its 3D rerelease. Spoiler alert.... the ship sinks and lots of people die, one of whom is the extremely attractive Jack. He dies to save the love of his life, Rose, by placing her on a "raft" made out of what looks like a door as he stays in the freezing water dying slowly of hypothermia. Through the tears, more than one audience member was wondering why his grand hotness couldn't have fit on the raft too.

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TAGGED: Buoyancy, Hypothermia, Titanic


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