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    I actually thought about that when I posted, but I’ve been helping my friend move for three days ...and I’m tiiiirred!! I’ll post some pirate entertainment now for your, and others, sake and stop my own belly-aching.

    Some pirates were definitely missing eyeballs; their ships were dangerous places, after all. But other pirates wore eye patches for different reasons. By wearing an eye patch, the sea buccaneers could always keep one eye adjusted to night vision. Pirates spent a lot of time going from the bright light above deck to the darkness below deck, especially when they were raiding ships or defending their own. If he lifted his patch before going below deck, a pirate could instantly see even if there was only a little light.
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    I used to read romances when I was younger. I really liked one that involved a pirate. Can not remember the name of the book but still remember some of the plot. I dont read romances anymore they are stupid. Sorry!

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    More pirate trivia:

    Pirates did actually maroon people on isolated land masses when they did something wrong. It was considered one of the worst ways to die, because it was slow. Typically those marooned were disgraced pirates who violated the rules of a ship. He would be placed on an isolated sandbar with just the clothes on his back, a small portion of water, and a weapon.
    Pirates who were marooned had the option to kill themselves with their weapon, but it was widely considered cowardly. Some men actually managed to survive being marooned if they were rescued by a different pirate crew, but that was very rare.
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    I must withdraw, I am sorry but I just donít have the time

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    Thanks for letting me know. I won't make you walk the plank...this time! You're always welcome back in if you change your mind.
    Live Long and Prosper! _\\//

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    Ahhhh! I would probably take the death by weapon!!

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    It would definitely be a tough call, micaela!
    Live Long and Prosper! _\\//

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    Not all pirates were indecent and hopeless men who resorted to stealing as a desperate move to fight poverty. Some of them, believe it or not, belonged to higher classes of society and some could even be considered rich before they began a life of piracy. William Kidd, for example, was a great sailor and a very wealthy man when he decided to become a pirate while Major Stede Bonnet was a rich plantation owner when he left his nagging wife in exchange for becoming a certified pirate.
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    Most pirates didn’t last very long. It was a tough line of work: many were killed or injured in battle or in fights amongst themselves, and medical facilities were usually non-existent. Even the most famous pirates, such as Blackbeard or Bartholomew Roberts, only were active in piracy for a couple of years. Roberts, who had a very long and successful career for a pirate, was only active for about three years from 1719 to 1722.
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    MORE pirate information:

    In 1805 Madame Cheng’s husband, Cheng Yih, formed what quickly became the largest pirate confederation in history. Upon his death two years later, Madame Cheng took over the business and expanded it even further, commanding an estimated 1,800 ships and 70,000 men at the height of her powers. With the help of Cheung Po Tsai—the adopted son of her husband and also her lover—she demanded protection money from coastal communities, attacked ships in the South China Sea and once even kidnapped seven British sailors. Madame Cheng then took a pardon in 1810 when Chinese authorities began cracking down on piracy. A prostitute in her youth, she lived out her golden years running a large opium smuggling operation.
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