Morgan Robertson's novella titled Futility is an engaging fictional account of the ill-fated voyage of the R.M.S. Titanic.
Futility, or The Wreck of the Titan recounts many of the elements that makes Titanic a truly epic story -- the iceberg, the lack of lifeboats, the number that perished. But the most spectacular detail of Robertson's retelling of the Titanic story is that it was written in 1898, a full fourteen years before the actual event!
Here are some of the strange similarities between the novella and the real event:
Fresh City Life is committed to the seriousness of frivolity. The word is frivolity.
Frivolity. F-r-i-v-o-l-i-t-y. Frivolity.
I still remember the word that ended my spelling bee hopes 30+ years ago: transistor. In a fit of nerves I stalled out at t-r-a-n-s-i, and then when I resumed spelling, I forgot the second 's'. It was a youthful mistake -- that I've never forgotten. I still remember my parents' faces in the audience, trying to puzzle out how I'd missed such a simple word. But hey, it's not like it's haunted me ever since.