Wednesday, March 4, 2009
Sunday, March 1, 2009
Good old wiki, I was wiki-ing and came across the quote Women and Children First.
So we all know the quote, and it was a brief entry, but honestly, how can you NOT laugh at this after you read this part:
"The practice arose from the chivalrous actions of soldiers during sinking of HMS Birkenhead in 1852, though the phrase itself was not coined until 1860. Although never part of international maritime law, the phrase was popularized in its usage on the RMS Titanic, where, as a consequence of this practice, 74% of women on board were saved, 52% of children - but only 20% of men.
Unfortunately, some officers on the Titanic misinterpreted this order from Captain Smith to actually prevent men from boarding lifeboats. It was intended that women and children would board first, and any remaining free spaces would then be allocated to men."
I'm sorry, to any body who may be related to the survivors and non-survivors of the Titanic but still, come, on.
That's my laugh for the day XD
Mean while, have a hardly-shopped kitteh looking at you disapprovingly, 'cause cats can not like people 'cause they're cats XD no matter how much shaved ham you give them, though, technically, too much salt is bad for cats so yeah, ham should only be for ultra special treats.