The St. Petersburg Times' contribution to Titanic trivia is a misspelling of the ship's name (Titantic) on its front-page headline on Tuesday, April 16, 1912.
The giant ship with the enduring story is often just as fascinating in its tiny details. The following is a collection of some well-known, and some lesser-known, Titanic facts.
Cost to build the Titanic: $7.5-million
Cost to make Titanic, the movie (1997): $200-million-plus
Price of single first-class passage: $4,700
Price of single first-class passage in today's dollars: $50,000
Unsuccessful expeditions by Texas oilman Jack Grimm to find sunken Titanic: 3 (in 1980, 1981 and 1983)
Unsuccessful expeditions by Grimm to find Noah's Ark, the Loch Ness Monster and Big Foot: 3
Passenger Stuart Collet's damage claim for handwritten college-lecture notes: $50
Charlotte Cardeza's damage claim for lost luggage: $177,352
Number of Titanic's four smokestacks that were operational: 3 (fourth, nearest stern, was for looks)
Headline in New York Times on morning of April 15, 1912: New Liner Hits An Iceberg; Sinking By The Bow At Midnight; Women Put Off In Life Boats; Last Wireless At 12:27 A.M. Blurred
Headline in New York Evening Sun on afternoon of April 15, 1912: All Saved From Titanic After Collision
Last message sent from Titanic: "We are sinking fast. Passengers being put into boats."
First message written by passenger Arthur Peuchen to family after rescue by Carpathia: "Safe."
Question asked by Sen. W.A. Smith at Titanic inquiry: "What is an iceberg composed of?"
Response given by Fifth Officer Harold Lowe: "Ice, I suppose, sir."
Percentage above survivors' estimates of men in lifeboats: 70
Percentage below survivors' estimates of women in lifeboats: 45
Ice warnings received by Titanic on day of collision: 6
Speed of Carpathia as it entered ice field to reach survivors: 9 knots
Speed of Titanic through same ice field when it struck iceberg: 221/2 knots
Chief Officer Henry Wilde, in a letter to his sister, wrote: "I still don't like this ship. I have a queer feeling about it."
Number of lifeboat seats not used: 472
Number of passengers and crew who died: 1,503
Number of children from first-class who died: 1
Number of children from steerage who died: 49
New luxury for passengers of Titanic: Heated swimming pool
Temperature of Atlantic on night Titanic sank: 31 degrees
Number of dogs that survived: 2
Number of orchestra members who survived: 0
Number of lifeboat seats required by law: 962
Number of lifeboat seats carried aboard: 1,178
Number of lifeboat seats needed: 2,228
Servants accompanying approximately 190 first-class families: 40
Only man who disguised himself as woman to get on lifeboat: Daniel Buckley, who reportedly put a shawl on his head
Only person to survive in frigid Atlantic: chief baker Charles Joughin, who reportedly had been drinking heavily
Titanic officers who went on to their own commands: 0