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  1. Holy cow, I just listened to the Titanic episodes on the Stuff You Should Know podcast! Iceberg’s actually not wrong here, it was a perfect storm for a disaster. This is just the stuff I can remember …

    • New staff were not properly trained for evacuation when brought on board.
    • No one tested lifeboat deployment beforehand to make sure they all lowered into the water.
    • No one had access to the locked case containing the binoculars!
    • There was a raging fire in the coal compartment at the exact spot where the iceberg made contact.
    • Someone on another ship tried to warn the guy sending Marconi messages and he told them to leave him alone, he was busy.
    • Even the metallurgical composition of the rivets was wrong, making them too brittle in cold temperatures.

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