Time to get nauti with some seafaring trivia.
The HMS Titanic sank 110 years ago this month in the frigid waters of the North Atlantic, taking 1,517 passengers down with her. To commemorate the disaster, a lightning round about ships. Sail yeah!
- Though the actual sinking was much less dramatic than the one in the movie, which White Star Line ship was, perhaps ironically, retroactively touted as unsinkable?
- Before setting ground on the shore of this uncharted desert isle, which ship was skippered by Jonas Grumby?
- A portent of doom if it appears, which ghost ship, piloted by Davy Jones in a Pirates movie, is the naming inspiration for the seafood restaurant in The Simpsons?
- On his first transatlantic voyage in 1492, which explorer and generally bad person had a fleet of three ships: the Nina, the Pinta, and the Santa Maria?
- Named after the love of Forrest’s life, what was the name of the first shrimping boat of the Bubba Gump Shrimp Company?
- Piloted by Cap’n Horatio Magellan Crunch, which ship is often seen in commercials hording precious cereal as cargo?
- Playing CT Granville, which child actor got his start on the kids science show, Voyage of the Mimi?
- Also the name of an unrelated Chicago pizza chain, what’s the name of the ship commanded by Captain Ahab in his quest to find Moby Dick?
- Commanded by Captain Nemo, which submarine is featured in a couple Jules Verne novels, including Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea?
- Based on a song off the album Revolver, which movie is about a paradise under the sea that gets attacked by the music-hating Blue Meanies?
Find the answers in the back of this month’s Local newspaper — just flip to Missed Connections and there’s a little box in the lower right-hand corner. Click over to the answers here!
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