The debate has gone on for years... could Jack have climbed onto the door with Rose at the end of Titanic and lived? Film creator James Cameron has set out to settle the debate once and for all.
But first, some clarification needs to be made. While we have referred to the floating debris as a "door" all of these years, James Cameron steps in for the correction to say that it's actually a piece of wood paneling from a first class cabin and not a door. So now that we've cleared that up, we have to know- could Jack and Rose both fit on the piece of wood paneling from the first class cabin?
To mark the 25th anniversary of Titanic, Nat Geo has an upcoming special called "Titanic: 25 Years Later," and in the special, James Cameron goes to great lengths to set the record straight. The show will scientifically recreate everything that Rose and Jack endured while in the water. There are stunt doubles who have similar body types to Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio. The two stunt doubles are submerged in 56 degree water- the water surrounding the Titanic was 28 degrees- so the two stunt doubles are in for double the time. The experiment was overseen by a hypothermia expert.
"Titanic: 25 Years Later" premieres February 5th on National Geographic and will FINALLY answer the long-debated question of whether or not Jack could've survived.