On April 14, 1912, the Titanic sank into the north Atlantic Ocean. Just four days into the ship’s journey, this massive ocean liner collided with an iceberg, which lead to the loss of most patrons and crew members on board. Poor lifeboat management, combined with the lack of a nearby ship, led to one of the biggest disasters of all time, and the wreckage of the ship still exists on the bottom of the ocean floor today.
Most people’s knowledge of the Titanic comes from the Leonardo DiCaprio/Kate Winslet film, but there’s actually plenty of information that the movie missed – or got wrong entirely. For instance, did you know that the Titanic was the first ship to have a heated swimming pool on board?
This list has some lesser-known fun facts about the Titanic, some of which will totally blow your mind. A fortune teller had predicted the wreck weeks earlier, for example. Newspapers originally reported that no one had died. There was a movie star on board who filmed a movie about the tragedy only 10 days after surviving it, while she was still wearing the same dress she wore when she was rescued. The list could go on and on, so check out the fun fats about the Titanic below.