Originally Posted by Cavanboy
could some people please inform me of some uncommon knowledge of the titanic and myths? also, did anyone survive that fell into the water?
There were around 700 total survivors, and yes, some were pulled from the water.
I'm not a Titanic expert by any means, but to me the most common myth is that the Titanic was somehow traveling at an unsafe speed in order to make headlines, and this is what caused the collision with the iceberg. Titanic was going at an average or even below average speed for a ship of that size in that era. So there was nothing inherently unsafe in the speed of the ship. Also, going fast might have actually helped to avoid the collision because it would help the ship to turn faster. So the speed of the ship was not the reason Titanic sank.
I've also heard some experts suggest that trying to turn and avoid the iceberg was a mistake. They say that they should have rammed it head on, which would have severely damaged the hull, but would have probably caused damage that could have been contained and at least kept the ship from sinking.