Sailors Survived A Sinking Ship With Strategies From Titanic
In 2004, the captain of the Bow Mariner ordered his crew to clean out some tanks that had once contained gas. Well, it turned out the tanks weren't empty after all, and everyone soon found themselves aboard a floating bomb. It also turned out that the captain was of the "Let's not and say we did" school of thought regarding safety drills. To make the scene a little more chaotic, he and his chief mate didn't speak the same language as the rest of the crew.
The ship began to tilt, knocking the lifeboats on the left side out of reach. Which was inconvenient, because the ones on the right side were on fire. All they had left was a small inflatable raft, and the front of the ship was sinking rapidly. Decisions had to be made, and most of the crew landed on "dignified fleeing." Why delay the inevitable, right? Well, three of the sailors, apparently big fans of historical romance, thought back to the film Titanic and remembered Jack, Rose, and other passengers holding onto the rails of a sinking ship's stern until the last possible second.
Paramount Pictures"For the first time ever, I don't want those three hours of my life back!"
So that's what they did. They clung to the railings for as long as possible. and then jumped into the water and onto the life raft. They ended up being three of only six survivors. Many of the sailors who had jumped straight into the water with their life jackets on quickly died of either shock or hypothermia. In some twisted karmic balancing act, Titanic saved lives.
A Man Escaped A Killer By Imitating Jamie Lee Curtis
There's a scene in Halloween wherein Michael Myers chases Laurie Strode to a neighbor's house, but she turns the tables and stabs him with a knitting needle. You probably know it:
Oh right, spoiler warning for a 40-year-old movie you've all seen nine times.
Joseph Scott knew the scene, too. It certainly came to mind the evening he found himself trapped in his home with the phone lines cut and a man with a knife trying to break in. "I was scared out of my mind, and out of nowhere this thought came inside of me, 'What would Jamie Lee Curtis do?'" he recalled.