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The Titanic

The Titanic was the so called unsinkable ship built by the White Star Line. It was built during 1908 and 1909. On the 10th April 1912, the passengers in Southampton arrived and boarded the ship. On the 12th and 13th of April, the Titanic sailed calmly. On the 14th April at 11:40 pm, the Iceberg struck the right hand side of the bow. On the 15th at 12:05 am, orders were given to uncover the lifeboats.  At 12:25am, lifeboats start loading with women and children first. Soon after, the first lifeboat is safely lowered carrying only 28 of the 65 people it could carry. When the last lifeboat left, there were over 1500 people still left on board.  At 8:50, the Carpathia left for New York carrying 705 survivors.



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The Antarctic

The Antarctic region is found in the Southern hemisphere and is the world’s 5th largest continent. It is covered in thick ice sheets that are 4.8 kilometres thick. It is the coldest, driest, highest and windiest continent on Earth. Temperatures can reach –89 degrees Celsius and there is no rain and wind speeds can reach 80 km per hour in some areas. There are no people permanently living in the Antarctic and only two native kinds of flowers but it has rich sea life including the Emperor Penguin, Humpback whale and leopard seal. Only about 0.4% of the surface of Antarctica is free of snow and ice. This is because it is freezing. Antarctica is the coldest, windiest and most remote continent on Earth. It is also known to be a continent of science. There can’t be a pole in the Antarctic as it would just float away.

The Arctic

The Arctic region is found in the northern hemisphere and includes some parts of Canada, Alaska, Russia, Finland, Sweden, Norway, Greenland and Iceland. Along with the Arctic Ocean,temperatures can reach -68 degrees Celsius in the winter months making it one of the coldest places on Earth. The Arctic region is home to small populations of people and an amazing variety of plants and animals. These include polar bears, arctic foxes and walruses. The Arctic is not as cold as the Antarctic because the sea doesn’t fall below -2 Celsius which means the whole of the Arctic polar region are kept relatively warm even though the sea is covered by ice. There is a pole in the arctic but it moves 10cm every year.

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