Titanic http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/22095/all en Study: "Every man for himself" on sinking ships http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/chatter/study-every-man-himself-sinking-ships <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> It's not "save our souls," but "save yourself." If the boat's going down, make sure you get a life vest. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Sarah Childress </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> Turns out that chivalry isn&#39;t dead &mdash; it just never existed, at least on sinking ships.</p> <p> According to new research from Sweden &mdash; a place where <a href="http://www3.weforum.org/docs/GGGR11/GGGR11_Rankings-Scores.pdf" target="_blank">gender equality is more of a reality</a> than most other places &mdash; throughout history, men have tended to get themselves on lifeboats far more often than women and children.</p> <p> The researchers, economists Mikael Elinder and Oscar Erixson at Uppsala University, <a href="http://www.nek.uu.se/Pdf/wp20128.pdf">looked</a> at 18 disasters over the past 300 years.</p> <p> It&#39;s a pretty representative sample of wrecks, dealing with more than 15,000 people from more than 30 countries.</p> <p> What did they find?&nbsp;</p> <blockquote><p> Women have a&nbsp;distinct survival disadvantage compared to men. Captains and crew survive at a significantly higher rate than passengers. &nbsp;</p> </blockquote> <p> In other words, it&#39;s mostly survival of the fittest &mdash; especially, it seems, in British wrecks.</p> <p> Overall, Elinder and Erixson found that 17.8 percent of women survived, compared to 34.5 percent of men. &nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/chatter/study-every-man-himself-sinking-ships" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Titanic Chatter Culture & Lifestyle Thu, 12 Apr 2012 18:47:00 +0000 Sarah Childress 5700199 at http://www.globalpost.com Replica of Titanic to be built http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/130226/replica-titanic-be-built Make way for Titanic II <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/130226/replica-titanic-be-built" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Titanic Want to Know China United States Tue, 26 Feb 2013 21:36:00 +0000 Ellen Connolly 5767757 at http://www.globalpost.com Titanic violin sells for more than $1.4 million http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/culture-lifestyle/131019/titanic-violin-sells-more-14-million-auction-wallace-hartley <!--paging_filter--><p>A violin that was apparently played for passengers as the Titanic sunk sold for $1.45 million at an auction on Saturday in Wiltshire, England after just ten minutes of bidding.</p> <p><a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-wiltshire-24582739">According to the BBC</a>, Titanic band leader Wallace Hartley&#39;s name is engraved on the instrument. He died along with some 1,517 others who were on the ship April 15, 1912. The violin is believed to have been recovered with his body more than a week after the ship sunk into the north Atlantic.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/culture-lifestyle/131019/titanic-violin-sells-more-14-million-auction-wallace-hartley" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Titanic Want to Know Europe Culture & Lifestyle United States Sat, 19 Oct 2013 19:56:16 +0000 Jennifer Mattson 5965413 at http://www.globalpost.com