How many times have you laid awake at night and asked yourself, Could Jack have fit on that floating plank in the middle of the Atlantic as the Titanic slowly sank in the background? Did the zaftig Rose have to hog the whole thing to herself? Could that melodrama conceivably have dragged on for another hour or so, such that we all would have happily drowned ourselves to make it stop?
Well, sleep soundly at last. The intrepid experimenters at the Discovery Channel’s Mythbusters have proved —proved! — that both Jack and Rose could have used that plank to survive the disaster, and gone on to live happily ever after, until they boarded the Andrea Doria, having just celebrated their 40th or so anniversary with a lovely trip to Rome.
You can watch the Myth Busters here, because WordPress sucks and will not permit me to embed an iframe video.