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Spoiler alert: At the end of the movie, Jack freezes to death in the icy water. It is the ultimate sacrifice as he clings to a raft carrying Rose, his love, because the plank cannot h0ld the both of them.
According to Cameron, amateur physicists on the Internet had done the math - plugging in the weights of two actors to calculate the force of buoyancy - and found the answer to be inconclusive.
Maybe, just maybe, Jack and Rose could have shared the plank and gone on to live happily ever after….
So Sunday, Cameron turned to Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman of the popular show "Mythbusters," on which they test common myths.
"These thousands of fans think I got it wrong," Cameron told Savage and Hyneman. "That the board could have supported them both. So this is what I want you to test."
First, Savage and Hyneman tried the theory out in a bathtub with small Jack and Rose dolls. (The dolls sank.) Then, they tried it out in the open water.
They are the lowly sentinels of the suburban backyard, creatures so maligned that they tend to be stolen on a regular basis.
But these days, garden gnomes are big business.
A French group called "The Garden Gnome Liberation Front" popularized the practice of "returning garden gnomes to the wild," stealing them from unsuspecting owners and photographing their adventures around the world. The idea was so kooky, Travelocity eventually built a viral video ad campaign around the now famous Roaming Gnome.
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"Nightline" traveled to the workshop of Shawn Thorsson, a U.S. Navy reservist from Petaluma, Calif. He was on his way to Afghanistan when inspiration struck sometime around 3 a.m.
"I'm on the bridge standing watch where there's nothing out there except for me and the horizon," he said. "And I just started writing down notes for different kinds of goofy concepts that I could come up with for garden gnomes."
The alleged perpetrator was a cleaning lady apparently helping herself to a late-night snack as she snatched an apple off his desk.
In the video, the janitor is on her cellphone as she wheels her cart down the hallway. She steps into the office and snatches the apple without hesitation before making a quick exit. Before wheeling her cart away, she takes a bite of the apple.
Instead of confronting or reporting her, the angry worker posted the janitor in action as his screensaver, accusing her of snatching the fruit. He then kept the webcam rolling to catch people's reaction to his screensaver. One co-worker found it amusing while the alleged culprit was left standing with her mouth wide open in shock. The video ends with the text, "I haven't had any fruit stolen since."
The YouTube video has been received with mixed reactions. "Awesome video," wrote phonelosersofamerica. "Kudos to you for freaking her out instead of reporting her."
Buslateagain was far less sympathetic, writing, "I hope she sues the pants off you."