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!