Buzzkill Alert: These Are the 5 Biggest Contemporary Fabrications Regarding Pirates

Bloodthirsty, ravagers of the sea – they killed, maimed, and pillaged. With grog in their bellies they made prisoners walk the plank, buried their treasure, and reigned with chaos. But how much of this was really true? How much of Treasure Island or Pirates of the Caribbean was authentic? Surprisingly, less than you think. Throw up the Jolly Roger, pour the rum and read on, mateys! We’re about to crush your reality!
Buzzkill Alert: These Are the 5 Biggest Contemporary Fabrications Regarding Pirates
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Bloodthirsty, ravagers of the sea – they killed, maimed, and pillaged. With grog in their bellies they made prisoners walk the plank, buried their treasure, and reigned with chaos. But how much of this was really true? How much of Treasure Island or Pirates of the Caribbean was authentic? Surprisingly, less than you think. Throw up the Jolly Roger, pour the rum and read on, mateys! We’re about to crush your reality!
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So next time you pop in that copy of Pirates of the Caribbean, or bust out the rum on Talk Like a Pirate Day, remember this: history is often muddled with myth. Great stories are always embellished, but it’s important that we don’t lose track of the truth along the way.