Ever wonder why pirates flew the Jolly Roger (aka Skull & Bones) flag? CGP Grey digs into the often flamboyant approach of infamous pirates like Blackbeard, along with some of the clever tricks they used to lure their victims and steal their riches. Learn about the business of piracy here. Inspired by the book The Invisible Hook.
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Inspired by a fan-submitted design, this LEGO set lets you build your own pirate ship, shipwrecked on an island. The 2545-piece kit features lots of awesome details like a captain’s cabin, kitchen, tavern, bedroom and jail cell, while the island splits in half to reveal treasure. Measures over 23″ H x 25″ W x 12″ D when complete.
Yarrrrrr! Avast, ye mateys! Shiver me timbers! That’s how we generally think that pirates spoke. But it turns out that it’s a complete fabrication. Cheddar explains where that familiar pirate speak came from, and theorizes on what they might have actually sounded like.
Sea of Thieves is a lighthearted first-person multiplayer pirate adventure game. Form a crew with up to three other players and take on quests, meet or battle other crews, or just drink grog and play the hurdy gurdy while you sail the seas. Drops 2018 for Xbox One and Windows.
(PG-13: Language) Movies have glorified the swashbuckling pirate lifestyle, but the reality is that they had it pretty bad, especially when it came to food, diseases, and overcrowded ships. Sam O’Nella explains why you should stop singing “Yo ho, yo ho, a pirate’s life for me.”
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