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Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Maritime Disaster Leads to Marital Bliss

A Wisconsin woman won an all-expenses-paid wedding ceremony and reception because her ancestor was better at swimming in cold water than Leonardo diCaprio.

The great-granddaughter of a young Armenian immigrant who survived the sinking of the Titanic is to be married in a Titanic exhibit in Milwaukee.

Melissa Vartanian won a contest by sending in David Vartanian's harrowing story, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports. The 22-year-old swam to a lifeboat and hung on to the side, resisting passengers who tried to shake him off, until he was rescued. [Link]

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