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…?
SO THIS GUY IN MY ENGLISH IS DOING A PROJECT FOR BIO WHERE HE GETS A DUCKLING TO IMPRINT ON HIM SO HE JUST CARRIES IT AROUND WITH HIM TO ALL OF HIS CLASSES AND I SWEAR THIS DUCK IS THE MOST WELL BEHAVED FUCKING POULTRY IVE EVER SEEN IT JUST SITS ON HIS DESK QUIETLY AND SOMETIMES HE PUTS IT IN HIS POCKET AND IT JUST SLEEPS LIKE WOW YOU GO DUCKY