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Unknown Pirates facts.

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If you commit crime at sea, you are considered as a pirate.


The black flag ,when used by pirates, came to mean that those who surrendered without a fight

would be allowed to live.

Alternatively red flag means "no quarter given", or no mercy would be shown and no life would

be spared.

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Pirates wore eye patches to have one eye adjusted for the top deck and the other already adjusted for the darkness when going below deck


The pirate's drink of choice was grog, a mixture of rum, water, lemon juice, and sugar.


Julius Caesar was kidnapped by pirates when he was 25 - He told them he would kill them when he was free, and

he kept his promise.


Before he was hanged, pirate Olivier Levasseur tossed a cryptogram into a crowd and told them if they could figure out the message, his treasure (reputed to be over 90000000 gold French francs and a hoard of other valuables) would be theirs, a treasure that to this day has never been found & people are still trying to solve his code.


When pirate Jean Lafitte saw the governor advertising a $500 reward for his capture, Lafitte offered $5,000 for the capture of the governor.



There's a pirate museum in St. Augustine FL that displays not only one of two authentic Jolly Roger flags known to exist, but also the only known treasure chest that actually belonged to a pirate.



@lets.explore_ _


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