He showed the words ‘chocolate cake’ to a group of Americans and recorded their word associations. “Guilt” was the top response. If that strikes you as unexceptional, consider the response of French eaters to the same prompt: ‘celebration.’
Michael Pollan, In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto (via dark-rye)
Before being a stewardess on the Titanic, she was a stewardess on the sister ship the Olympic, and happened to be working when it collided with the Hawke and was crippled.
She made it into a lifeboat after being ordered up onto the deck to set a good example for those who could not speak English, and the veracity of her claims of her saving a baby were never verified.
She also sailed on the other sister ship, the Britannic, as a nurse during WWI. It struck a mine and sank and she survived by leaping out of a lifeboat before it got sucked into the propellers. She was sucked beneath the water and struck her head on the heel but managed to surface again.
Interesting that a woman survived three wrecks/collisions on all three ships! I think she was the only person to do so…?