As family and close friends will attest, I went through what one might call a “Titanic phase.” It struck just before James Cameron’s film came out, which was rather conveniently timed, given that the popularity of the movie sparked all sorts of documentaries and books about the ill-fated maiden voyage of the ship. I could spout off all sorts of random facts about the Titanic, from its construction to its sinking. And I could tell you just about anything you wanted to know about the passengers and crew who were on board.
Eventually the phase passed, and many of the random facts were emptied from my brain to make room for stuff I had to learn in college so I could earn my degree (though I will point out that I managed to make the Titanic the subject of three term papers).
But now that the 100th anniversary of the sinking is fast approaching, I have a reason to dust off the books and put some of those random facts back in my brain. So get ready people, because we’re going back to Titanic!