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BY KATE FUEYO | Tampa Preparatory
Whether you’re paired up or single, odds are you might curl up with a romantic movie tonight, and what could be better than Titanic? Although Avatar stole its top-grossing spot on the box office charts, Titanic is still an iconic film. Love the movie or hate it, quote “I’m king of the world!” and everyone visualizes Leonardo DiCaprio.
But perhaps the most memorable part of Titanic is its ending, when Jack dies of hypothermia after helping his beloved Rose to survive, balanced atop a floating wardrobe door from the doomed ship. When this scene pops up, cynics snort and romantics wipe their eyes, but both wonder the same thing: Couldn’t they have just shared the dang driftwood and lived happily ever after?
To answer this question of the ages, enter the Discovery Channel show Mythbusters. In case you missed the broadcast last fall, testing hosts Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage summoned to-scale Jack and Rose dolls and a bathtub, and then Savage and Hyneman took to open water themselves.
Could both Jack and Rose have survived? Well, yes and no, the busters said. The wardrobe door by itself didn’t have the buoyancy to support both lovebirds. But if the two had been ingenious enough to take off Rose’s life jacket and tie it to the bottom of the board, the duo could have lived until the Carpathia’s rescue.
So grab a tissue, and study your physics. It could save your life.