Monday, September 23, 2019

DYK: 10 facts based around Cruise Ships

From: Barry F.
Sent: September 22, 2019
To: undisclosed recipients
Subject: Fw: DYK: 10 facts based around Cruise Ships


1. Did you know that cruise ships emissions can equal the equivalent of one million cars per day and air quality on deck can be worse than in the world's most polluted cities.
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2. Did you know that 'The World' is a cruise ship where residents can permanently live as it travels around the globe. The World is the largest privately owned residential yacht. The residents, from about 45 countries, live on board as the ship travels, staying in most ports several days. Some residents choose to live on board full-time while others visit periodically throughout the year. Learn more.

3. Did you know that cruise ships have morgues in them. On average, roughly 200 people die on cruise ships each year so most ships have the capacity to store up to 10 bodies at a time. Learn more.

4. Did you know that that dumping golf balls into the sea is outlawed because the plastic does not break down. A professor at the University of Maine used ground-up lobster shells and other materials to develop biodegradable golf balls. These balls are intended for use on cruise ships or driving ranges by the ocean. Learn more.

5. Did you know that during the sinking of the cruise ship MTS Oceanos the Captain and crew where among the first to leave and left all passengers on board to their destiny. Entertainment staff took control and successfully evacuated and saved everyone on board. Learn more.

6. Did you know that a man attempted to board a cruise ship by bungee jumping off a bridge as it sailed below. He miscalculated the speed and suffered minor head injuries when he bounced off the ship’s tennis court, volleyball net and a deck railing before being left dangling in mid-air as the ship sailed away. Learn more.

7. Did you know that there is an abandoned Russian cruise ship roaming international waters. The Russian cruise ship has been adrift in the North Atlantic after breaking free from a towing line as it was being delivered from Canada to a scrapyard in the Dominican Republic. Learn more.

8. Did you know that the theme song from the movie Titanic, Celine Dion’s “My Heart Will Go On,” was playing in the dining room of the Costa Concordia cruise ship just as she hit an underwater reef, which would eventually lead to her sinking. Learn more.

9. Did you know that modern cruise ships have retractable active stabilizer fins that act much like airplane wings under the water to balance the ship in rough seas. Learn more.

10. Did you know that it can cost over $300,000 for a cruise ship to pass through the Panama Canal. Learn more.

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