Wiki Wormhole: Margaret Brown led a remarkable life even apart from surviving the Titanic

With more than 5.4 million articles, Wikipedia is an invaluable resource, whether you’re throwing a term paper together at the last minute, or you’re just relieved that someone can explain to you what the kids are talking about. We explore some of Wikipedia’s oddities in our 5,427,453-week series, Wiki Wormhole.

This week’s entry: Margaret Brown

What it’s about: The second-most famous person to come out of Hannibal, Missouri. Born in a two-room log cabin, Margaret Brown ended up a wealthy philanthropist who fought for numerous good causes, but was remembered then and now for one singular event in her life: surviving the sinking of the Titanic, which earned her the nickname the Unsinkable Molly Brown (although it’s unclear where Molly came from, as she went by Maggie throughout her life).

Strangest fact: Brown has been portrayed on stage and screen at …

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