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Shiver Me Timbers, A Booty Of Olde World Pirate Facts For Ye

Ahoy, Me Hearties! We've gathered up 20 old world pirate facts, you may have not known. Ye savvy?

And while we brush up on our pirate talk on this end, you have these fascinating olde world facts to stifle through.

Fun fact! If you want to insult someone, a pirate phrase from the late 1600s, the equivalent to "son of a *" is "son of a biscuit eater" 

Sounds menacing, aye?


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    Text - Text - Pag 157 Mary Read, Anne Bonny, Grace OMalley, and Ching Sbib were among the most successful female pirates ever. Btole alp
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    Text - Text - Before the skull and crossbones design was standardized, pirates flew a plethora offlags of their own design, most of which involved symbols of death and various colors. X
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    Text - Text - Before boarding a ship, Blackbeard would weave bemp through bis bearð and light it on fire to intimidate his enemies.
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    Text - Text - Many pirate communities operated as limited democracies, instituting a system of checks and balances similar to the one used in many countries today.
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    Text - Action-adventure game - Until the 18th century, the words pyrate' ano 'pirrot' were used to describe what we now call "Pirates'
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    Text - Text - The first documented instance of Piracy happened in 14th century BC, when the Sea Peoples, a group of ocean raiders, attacked the ships of the Aegean and Mediterranean civilizations.
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    Text - Sky - Ancient Greeks regarded piracy as an bonourable profession.
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    Text - Water transportation - Pirates would often prowl parrow sea channels that funneled shipping into predictable routes.
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    Text - Text - While the Caribbean pirates are often spoken of, Mediterranean pirates equaled or outnumbered them at any given point in bistory.
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    Text - Tall ship - The British built ships that were powered both by sails and rowers on the bottom deck specifically to bunt pirates.
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    Sky - Chinese pirates Ching Shib and ber busband Zheng yi commanded tens of thousands of men.
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    Galleon - In 1996, Blackbeard's ship, the Queen Anne's Revenge, was found off the coast of North Carolina. The wreck featureð 31 cannons and 250,000 artifacts.
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    Black - Bartholomew Roberts, another famed pirate, was killed by being shot in the face by a cannon. OUCH. lD
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    Gun - The pirate's orink of choice was grog, a mixture of rum, water, lemon juice, and sugar.
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    Text - Pirates actually dið have eye patches. One of the reasons given was that pirates wore patches to keep one eye adjusted to night vision for seeing below deck.
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    Text - Contrary to what we see on TV, pirates never made anyone walk the plank. For the most part, enemies given swift and painless deaths. Traitors and people they tortured, however, weren't so lucky.
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    Text - During the 8th and 12th centuries, Vikings raided the coasts, rivers, and inland cities of all Western Europe as far as Seville, and also the coasts of North Africa, 1taly, and all the coasts of the Baltic Sea. ww
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    Text - Blackbeard flew a flag of his own design, which featured a skeleton with borns against a black background. The skeleton belo an bourglass in one banð and carried a spear pointing to a beart dripping with blood.
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    Text - 1n 1241, an English pirate named William Maurice was the first person known to have been hanged, drawn, and Quartered. This was a reflection of just bow much King Henry 111 0espised pirates.
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    Font - The English word "pirate" is derived from the Latin term "pirata" which means 'sailor' or 'sea robber' and from the Greek word "peirates" which means "one who attacks ships."
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