We have all seen champagne bottles being smashed across the bow of a ship.  I assumed it was for luck and I am not entirely wrong.  However, I was recently sent this super fun info graphic that gives the history and all the details, right down to how to make sure the bottle actually smashes!  Thank you Elizabeth for sending this link from Celebrity Cruises my way.   I hope you find this as interesting as I did.

What Makes a Ship?
Three Methods of Launching a Ship
A Brief History of Inaugurations
I Get No Kick From Champagne

Now, don’t you feel more educated?