For years, we've all suspected that there was enough room for Jack on that door had Rose simply scooted over and helped him up. In fact, we were so sure of it that the Mythbusters tested the theory out themselves to see if Jack could have truly shared weight on that floating door.
But you didn't have to have your own TV show to show that with minimal effort on Rose's part, Jack could've made it, or she could have at least put in some effort to TRY to give him a chance to live.
And now, Abigail Wicks, Christy Zhang, and Julia Damato from Westminster, England have proven mathematically that Jack could've been spared from his impromptu burial at sea. Get your pitchforks ready.
In an interview with The Advertiser, the 10th graders explained that they could've both made it had they climbed onto the door together and stuck their life jackets underneath to give it more buoyancy.. 15-year-old Abigail explained:
"We looked at how buoyant the door would have been, and how that would have changed if there were people on top of that. There was a lot of exploring and testing, and we had to fiddle with different buoyancies and look at what materials were realistic for that time."
The group won the National Maths Talent Quest with their airtight submission. It's no surprise considering that the movie came out two decades ago and people are still arguing that there was a chance Jack could've been saved. It's some awesome mathematical work.
In Rose's defense, you're probably not going to be all that analytical when you're soaked and half-dead to begin with.
What do you think? Was Rose unnecessarily vilified over the years or was Jack robbed of his Happily Ever After?
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