You really could not make this up…
"Is it bad that I didn't know the titanic was real? Always thought it was just a film."
Ignorance is bliss I've heard. Some of these people must be deliriously happy.
I don't recall if the Titanic event was every addressed at school (back in the days of antiquity), but general knowledge at least usually covers things like this.
Other than the publicity around it to enable people to cash in, why is it idiocy not to know about an event which happened one night one hundred years ago?
I had my iPhone plugged into my laptop the other day and was using it as a USB modem to download the Titanic movie to my hard drive. The problem was it kept synching.
Odd — I'd have expected it to crash.
Everyone should know about the titanic. Its because of this event the maritime safety changed to what it is today.
I'm not at all surprised. Saddened, yes, but surprised, no. The Titanic sank 100 years ago. Is it given more than a passing glance in history courses? This is assuming that the person in question took a history course. It wasn't caused by an act of terror or by another country and didn't lead to any earth-shaking international events.
There are many other events that many young people aren't aware of. And because they're in film, instead of saying "I never heard of that" they say, oh yes, "I saw that movie".
@NeilIt's not the fact that they didn't know. It's that they didn't know or hadn't learned anywhere that the movie was based on a real event. And I agree it may not be idiocy, but it is very sad.
@GrahamDo you really want to start that here :-)
because of this event the maritime safety changed to what it is today.
Which is great, for sure, but not relevant to many, many people? Is it important to know the origin of health and safety law?
Wait 'til they find out world war 2 actually happened, and Captain America didn't win it single handed...