A cracker (biscuit) salvaged from a survival kit aboard one of the Titanic's lifeboats is going up for auction later this month and expected to fetch up to $15,000. Apparently because there are people out there who can predict what a cracker from a 100 year old shipwreck is actually worth.
The Spillers and Bakers "Pilot" biscuit was recovered from a survival kit stored within one of the ill-fated ocean liner's lifeboats. James Fenwick, a voyager onboard the SS Carpathia - which went to the aid of survivors from the ship - preserved the edible. He put the sweet snack in a Kodak photographic envelope complete with the original note, which stated "Pilot biscuit from Titanic lifeboat April 1912″.
I mean, I understand the historical significance of anything Titanic related, but a cracker from a lifeboat? I'll tell you what -- I will pay zero dollars but TRADE YOU a whole box of perfectly good Ritz. Expiration date isn't even for another year. *waving auction paddle* Excuse me, sir? You're talking too fast, I couldn't tell if that was a yes or a no. Fine, you drive a hard bargain, but I'll throw in a can of spray cheese.
Thanks to vishal, who agrees that cracker isn't worth a cent over $14,000.