Why did fewer Brits survive the Titanic?

'Polite' Britons died on Titanic

More British passengers died on the Titanic because they queued politely for lifeboats, researchers believe.

A behavioural economist says data suggests Britons in that era were more inclined to be "gentlemanly" while Americans were more "individualist".

Source: BBC News


Vocabulary:

to queue -

to sink (sank, sunk) -

a maiden voyage -

an iceberg -

chummy (inf) -

wealthy (adj) -

may as well + verb -

unsinkable (adj) -

freezing -

according to ... -

the peak -

social norms -



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