Once, there was an older man, who was broke, living in a tiny house and owned a beat up car. He was living off of R1 386.00 social security checks. At 65 years of age, he decide things had to change. So he thought about what he had to offer. His friends raved about his chicken recipe. He decided that this his best shot at making a change.
He left Kentucky and traveled to different states to try to sell his recipe. He told restaurant owners that he had a mouthwatering chicken recipe. He offered the recipe to them for free, just asking for a small percentage on the items sold. Sounds like a good deal, right?
With that one success Colonel Hartland Sanders changed the way Americans eat chicken. Kentucky Fried Chicken, popularly known as KFC, was born. Remember, never give up and always believe in yourself in spite of rejection.
When the investigations and research began in the aftermath of Titanic’s drowning, it was found that there was indeed a ship named Samson, but it was not around the Titanic on April 14, 2012. As per records, the Norwegian sailing ship was docked at a port in Iceland for repair work. Considering that the distance between Samson and Titanic was too vast the Samson theory was debunked.
Nonetheless, the very same Samson theory allowed SS Californian to escape conviction. Captain Stanley Lord testified that since Titanic and Samson were communicating and everything was fine between them.
The debate over the mystery ship on that disastrous night when Titanic sunk will never end as many unanswered questions on what happened on April 14, 1912 aboard the Titanic still remain.The RMS Titanic sank in the North Atlantic Ocean in the early morning of 15 April 1912, after colliding with an iceberg during her maiden voyage from Southampton to New York City. Of the estimated 2,224 passengers and crew aboard, more than 1,500 died, making it one of the deadliest commercial peacetime maritime disasters in modern history. It’s been more than 100 years ago, yeah it still haunts us today.
Many photos were taken to document what happened to the Titanic, though many were never shown to the public or forgotten about with time. Check out these amazing pictures and read some incredible facts about the Titanic below each one!
Just Before Sailing
These early photos of the Titanic took on new significance after the ship sank. This photo shows work still being done on the ship.
Did you Know: The RMS Titanic was the world’s largest passenger ship when it entered service, measuring 269 metres (882 feet) in length, and the largest man-made moving object on Earth. The largest passenger vessel is now Harmony of the Seas, at 362.12 metres.
Did you Know: The ship burned around 600 tonnes of coal a day – hand shoveled into its furnaces by a team of 176 men. Almost 100 tonnes of ash were ejected into the sea every 24 hours.
There was a lot of blame placed by some people on Captain Smith. Depsite that, he went down with his ship after doing what he could to stop the disaster. He’s a hero to some people.
Did you Know: The wreck of the Titanic was discovered in 1985 and lies 370 miles off the coast of Newfoundland, around 12,500 feet below the surface. The marine dive specialists Deep Ocean Expeditions previously offered trips to the wreck using a Mir submersible chartered from the Russian Academy of Sciences – with berths costing $59,000 – but stopped offering them in 2012.
Did you Know: Dozens of films and documentaries have been made about the disaster, the most controversial of which was commissioned by Joseph Goebbels in 1943. Its plot discredited British and American businessmen and features brave German passengers. The epilogue states: “The deaths of 1,500 people remain un-atoned, forever a testament of Britain’s endless quest for profit.”
The joyous occasion of watching this ship set sail was soon overshadowed by the sinking. It’s hard to look at the photo without thinking about the tragedy was soon to come.
Did you Know: The ship’s interiors were loosely inspired by those at the Ritz hotel in London. Facilities on board included a gym, pool, Turkish bath, a kennel for first class dogs, and a squash court. It even had its own on board newspaper – the Atlantic Daily Bulletin.
Did you Know: There were 20,000 bottles of beer on board, 1,500 bottles of wine and 8,000 cigars – all for the use of first-class passengers.
Waiting for Survivors.
This rare photo shows friends and family members waiting to hear news of the survivors of the Titanic. When they arrived, many of these people learned the worst.
Did you Know: James Cameron’s 1997 effort is undoubtedly the most successful – it has grossed more than $2bn and won 11 Oscars.
Did you Know: The film’s main theme song – My Heart Will Go On by Celine Dion – was the biggest selling single of 1998 and has been covered by Neil Diamond, Sarah Bright man, Kenny G (instrumental) – and Miss Piggy from the Muppet’s.
The Dreaded Iceberg.
This is a photo of the iceberg that was believed to be the one that the Titanic hit. It doesn’t look very large, but as the saying goes, “is just the tip of the iceberg.” The damaging piece was below the water.
Did you Know: The Grand Staircase on board descended down seven of the ship’s 10 decks and featured oak panelling, bronze cherubs and paintings. Replicas can be found at the Titanic Museum in Branson, Missouri.
Did you Know: The staircase at the White Swan Hotel in Alnwick, contains banisters from the Grand Staircase of the Titanic’s sister ship, the Olympic. They are presumed to have been identical.
Was There Another Ship Out Sailing The Night The Titanic Sunk?
It was April 14, 1912, the moment RMS Titanic collided with an iceberg in the North Atlantic Ocean. The ship of dreams became a nightmare for those 2,224 passengers who were traveling to New York City from Southampton. Edward Smith, the captain of the largest ship of its time, consulted with Thomas Andrews, the designer of Titanic, and Bruce Ismay, the Managing Director of White Star Line (the company that owned the Titanic) and activated a standard distress procedure. Children and women were priority to be rescued and were put into the lifeboats. Even as the rescue mission was underway, there was a spark of hope when the crew noticed a light at some distance. This raised the question of whether or not there was another mystery ship sailing around on that fateful night.
According to the crew members of the Titanic, while their distress signals and white rockets were being ignored by SS Californian, there was another ship just a few miles away. On the contrary, the survivors claimed that there was no other ship apart from Californian during the deadly night.
Speculations led to many theories over the mystery ship – the most significant one being that it was ship named Samson. As per the emerging theories, the crew of Samson was near the Titanic but illegally hunting seals that lived on the icebergs. When Titanic gave out distress signals, the crew of Samson realized their proximity to the ship. However, the fear of being caught had them turning away instead of aiding the Titanic. Even the captain of Californian, Stanley Lord claimed that there was another ship out on the deadly night.
The term democracy is used today to denote everything that is wholesome in the social world. Yet there is such a thing as too much democracy. By this I do not mean that democracy needs to be tempered by some autocratic or elitist political ideal. Rather, I mean that we must reserve space in our shared social lives for that which is not political at all. Even in a democracy, politics must be kept in its place.
Keeping democracy in its place is not easy. The very idea of collective self-government tempts us into thinking that citizens must be perpetually fixated on the task of ruling themselves. Accordingly, a central message of most democratic theory has been that our social lives as such should be driven by democratic aims and projects. And this theoretical message has clearly worked its way into practice. Democratic politics has thoroughly infiltrated our social lives. Our daily interactions, from coffee shops and street corners to comment threads and blog posts, are increasingly structured by our political allegiances, and those allegiances ever more frequently supply the content of our casual conversations.
It is no exaggeration to say that in the United States today, your choices about mundane matters – where to buy groceries, what television shows to watch, the sports teams you follow, how to get to work, where you go on vacation, how you spend Sunday mornings – are all deeply tied to your political profile. And this in turn means that your day-to-day interactions with others are limited to those who happen to also shop at those stores, watch that programme, follow that team, take that bus, and walk in that park. Our entire social worlds are shaped by the travails of contemporary politics. To put it dramatically, our social lives are tyrannised by democracy.
The saturation of civic life by democratic politics crowds out the fundamental bases for community and social cooperation that the democratic ethos needs in order to flourish. If we are to work together as a self-governing polity, we must cultivate a kind of civic friendship that enables us to regard each other as fellow citizens and sharers in a common fate. When we interact only on the battlefield of politics, our divisions erode civic friendship. Democracy is thus dismantled.
The tyranny of democracy undermines democracy. This is in no way an anti-democratic thought. It simply applies to democracy a general insight about value, namely that sometimes, in order to realise something of value, one must strive for something else. Certain values are undercut by our single-minded pursuit of them. In such cases, the pursuit of the value in question produces its opposite.
To see how this works, consider a value such as fun. Surely it’s good to have fun? But fun can be had only as a byproduct of participating in activities that have some other objective. We have fun when engaging in pursuits whose point is something other than fun: winning the game, dancing to the song, experiencing the plunge of the rollercoaster, completing the crossword. Accordingly, the persistent boredom of teenagers is the product of their not having anything to pursue but entertainment. When fun itself is the name of the game, everything’s a drag.
Friendship, too, has this general structure. We need friends. Consequently, we ought to form deep friendships. But one of the surest ways to fail at making friends is to try to make them. Friendships emerge from activities other than friend-seeking. One gains friends by sharing experiences, undertaking common projects, and caring about other persons. No matter how good it is to have friends, friendship itself cannot be our pursuit. When we take friendship itself as our goal, we wind up friendless.
The phenomenon has the flavour of paradox. In order to cultivate certain values, one must aim for something other than their cultivation. Yet to regard something as valuable is to be disposed to seek to produce it. Certain values, it seems, require us to develop an odd form of schizophrenia. We must to some degree turn our backs on the value in order to make it manifest.
As democracy rests on civic friendship, it is perhaps no surprise that in order to practice better democracy, we need to engage with each other on matters that are not political. Our civic lives must be structured around shared activities and common experiences that do not have politics at their core, arenas of social engagement that are not already structured and plagued by political categories. We must seek out activities that will involve us in cooperative endeavors with others who, for all we know, have opposing political views from our own. We must talk with strangers about matters of substance that are not at all political. We must create sites of social involvement in which party affiliation and platform allegiance are simply beside the point. We must ‘tune out’, not from society as such but from society as it is constructed by democratic politics. In short, if we want to do democracy right, we need sometimes to do something else entirely.
A 24 year old boy seeing out from the train’s window shouted…
“Dad, look the trees are going behind!”
Dad smiled and a young couple sitting nearby, looked at the 24 year old’s childish behavior with pity, suddenly he again exclaimed…
“Dad, look the clouds are running with us!”
The couple couldn’t resist and said to the old man…
“Why don’t you take your son to a good doctor?” The old man smiled and said…“I did and we are just coming from the hospital, my son was blind from birth, he just got his eyes today.”
Every single person on the planet has a story. Don’t judge people before you truly know them. The truth might surprise you.