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Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by uriah1, May 9, 2021.
Pretty awesome pic
The Titanic was the largest ship ever built at the time, and no one anticipated the suction her wake would cause to nearby vessels- two other liners snapped their mooring lines and collided as soon as the Titanic pulled out of the quay.
I can't even imagine what the wake of that floating mountain behind it is like.
don't smaller boats have to make way for larger ships...? - wow - look out.
My idea of hell would be a cruise ship.
You mean to say being stuck in a floating motel without any exits and 3000 + total strangers all stuffing their greedy little gullets with unlimited free cheap booze and food demanding to be entertained 24/7 doesn’t sound like fun? And I thought you’d be the guy hanging off the bow screaming something about being King of the World.
Massive Floating Petri Dish
... and since they spend a lot of time in international water as well as various national jurisdictions, there's a lot of gray areas as to regulations, food and safety standards.
I knew a very nice couple. He was retired military and she a teacher. Basically everything they owned was paid off and all they did all year long was go on cruises. Probably at least 6 per year, sometimes more. They could not get enough of them.
Still for the technology of the times, I’m still more impressed by the Titanic- and the fact that they idiotically managed to sink it a couple days later. Kind of the same with the Empire State Building and the Great Pyramids...both marvels that perfectly captured the essence of the technology of their times, but I can’t say one is more impressive than the other.
I personally have never been on a cruise. But I also don’t personally know anyone who’s been on one that didn’t love them. My parents and friends love them. I had a coworker who was addicted to going on cruises. So there must be SOMETHING about them that make millions of people love them. I’d like to go on one at some point just to see what the fuss is about.
I thought you were gonna say “living in Tucson”
It’s kind of easy for us to look back in time and think “that was dumb”, but let’s not forget, dumbness still abounds today all around us. That said, the Great Pyramid at Giza still has secrets and is impressive some 3 to 10 thousand years later (depending on who you ask). ESB is a modern-era NYC landmark, with arguably less staying power than those fine stonework constructions.
The only reason for me not to take a cruise ship is because I like to explore , go fishing and stay put.
Not everyone can live in Downey,Ca
nah, the Empire State Building will always be a marvel and a monumental feat. In the midst of the Depression, it took 410 days to complete. The new WTC Building, despite having almost of century worth of newer and better technology, took 8 years.
as far as the Titanic’s sinking...many many ships took that same route, including several that were relatively close by, and all managed not to sink. To take the largest and most expensive ship of the time through there and many to sink it was dumb on an almost unbelievable scale IMO.
Then shouldn’t bad luck be included in that equation? Like I said it’s easy for us to judge with things in hindsight. Foolish to think it “unsinkable”, and only having a handful of lifeboats. That’s not smart, but there was more than just being idiotic at play, and it’s tragic. All the more reason I’m not a fan of cruise ships. Nope. Like 12 hour airplane rides, only if I have to.
As for me, I would walk around it a couple of times and then want off due to boredom.
I would much rather Hunt, than be fed.
Never gonna happen for this kid.
It's pretty certain now that they entered an area of very cold air that affected visibility by causing a mirage type effect that bent and obscured the horizon. That's why they didn't see the iceberg until it was too late....they couldn't. It would have suddenly appeared.