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Many British victims of the Titanic disaster in 1912 may have sunk with the ship because of their gentlemanly behaviour, according to Swiss and Australian researchers.
Originally posted by pstrron
There seem to be a disease running rampant through society as a whole. One of lack of proper manners.
But they also found that Americans had a higher survival rate than all the others when the Titanic sank in icy Atlantic waters.
"We were interested in how people behave when it's a matter of life and death," Frey said.
Originally posted by CX
I am all for manners, theres is such a lack of them nowadys, it's disgusting.
However, in a life or death situation, i don't think there are many of us who could say they would be the shining example of good manners when the time came.
It might not have been a selfish, bad mannered thing, how about a guy pushing past because he wanted to look after his wife and kids in the life threatening situation?
Originally posted by ahnggk
You're right! Nowadays people will usually resort to looting and raping. If you happen to a woman and something terribly wrong goes in your neighborhood. It will be in your best interest to disguise yourself as a man. These are the times when beauty becomes a curse.