Students: useless in a Titanic disaster situation, says research
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Would you overthrow pirates, let women and children board lifeboats first or pretend to be king of the world at the helm of an ill-fated cruise ship? Err, no – probably not, according to research. When Virgin Cruises asked 18-24 year olds how they’d react in certain situations, they found that those in this age group aren’t willing to help out fellow passengers/sailing companions – at all. For example, how many would be willing to “help overturn a mutinous pirate with a peg-leg and parrot to defend those in possession of an old map, outlining the whereabouts of former pirate Billy Bones’ treasure?” Only (a fairly paltry) 19%. 81% would let the pirate seize the treasure, which just isn’t that loyal, in all honesty. 66% would be unwilling to recreate the (debatably) iconic “king of the world” moment from Titanic, whilst 70% would refuse to “help infamous sea legend Davy Jones summon a Kraken (mythical beast), so as to better defend him from other ships.” 77% wouldn’t help a crew member load cannons to fire at aggressor ships, and a massively selfish 87% WOULDN’T let women and children board the lifeboats first.
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