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Weird News 42 secrets you never knew about the Titanic and the people aboard it

05:45  14 december  2019
05:45  14 december  2019 Source:   msn.com

You’ll never guess what’s hiding in this giant sea blob

  You’ll never guess what’s hiding in this giant sea blob If you've ever wanted to explore an alien land full of bizarre creatures, diving into Earth's oceans is about as close as you're ever going to get. In a video that was recorded by researchers who were diving in the waters off the coast of Norway, a giant, alien-like blob appears. The strange object seems utterly otherworldly, but once the camera gets a bit closer, the blob begins to tell its secrets.

The Titanic is one of the most famous disasters in history. But the ship still has secrets that you 've probably never heard before. Actress Dorothy Gibson, who was aboard the Titanic and survived, starred in a film called "Saved From the Titanic ," which was released just one month after the ship

The Titanic is one of the most famous disasters in history. But the ship still has secrets that you 've probably never heard before. Actress Dorothy Gibson, who was aboard the Titanic and survived, starred in a film called "Saved From the Titanic ," which was released just one month after the ship

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In the Star Wars movies, we learn that Han Solo won the Millennium Falcon in a card game against Lando Calrissian. That sounds like a good deal—until you consider the cost of insuring one of the fastest starships in the galaxy. Ahead of the release of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker on December 20, 2019, InsuretheGap.com has estimated the annual insurance payments for the Millennium Falcon.

To calculate the interstellar vehicle's value, the insurance company considered a number of factors, including size, weight, modifications, and owner details. It concluded that Han would have had to pay $544,339 a year to fly his ship safely across the galaxy.

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The Titanic sank on April 15, 1912 – 107 years ago. The wreck was discovered 34 years ago on September 1, 1985. While there have been many Actress Dorothy Gibson, who was aboard the Titanic and survived, starred in a film called “Saved From the Titanic ,” which was released just one

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The occupational hazards that come with his work are the main reasons for the high number. InsuretheGap.com lists Han Solo as a smuggler and a Rebel, which means that he's more likely to use his vehicle to flee Imperial starships than take a leisurely cruise. The question remains whether Han is the type of owner who would worry about insurance in the first place, but if he were a responsible pilot, the fee he charges Luke and Obi-Wan for passage to Alderaan would only cover a fraction of the annual bill. You can check out the full breakdown in the graphic below.

a close up of a sign: Infographic showing insurance costs of Millennium Falcon. © Provided by Mental Floss Infographic showing insurance costs of Millennium Falcon.

The Star Wars universe is filled with spacecraft that would take an impressive amount of credits to maintain. The Death Star may be the most expensive piece of technology in the franchise. In 2016, a math professor at Dartmouth College determined that operating the structure would cost the Empire £6.2 octillion a day.

The first cookies baked in space are back on Earth! .
Following a ride home on a SpaceX Dragon capsule, the first food to be baked in space (a batch of cookies, of course) has landed back on Earth. The space cookies began their journey as chocolate chip cookie dough that launched alongside the Zero G oven, the first oven designed to work in the microgravity environment aboard the International Space Station (ISS). The cookie dough and oven launched to the station in November on a Northrop Grumman Cygnus spacecraft and returned Jan. 7 on the SpaceX Dragon.

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