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All About Pirates
Kids have always been enthralled with pirates. Their scruffy, rough exterior and their love for treasure makes for a great time of make believe and fun adventure. In fact, pirates are so popular, Disney has even dedicated a whole playland just for them. Pirate’s of the Caribbean ride is one of their most visited attractions ever.
The most famous pirate used to be Black Beard, but now if you ask a child, depending on the age, you will probably get Disney’s Captain Hook, or the one pirate that is super cool for kids and got many a moms to the movie theater. His name is Captain Jack Sparrow. Johnny Depp’s take on this rum slugging, sun-drunkin’ pirate has put the popularity of pirates back on the map and Captain Jack’s personality and savvy attitude into many a day-dream.
Even before Jack Sparrow came into being, pirates were famous in many books and movies. The actual act of piracy can be traced back as far as 1690 and remained popular throughout the years until 1790. However, pirates on the high seas today, are not uncommon. Though their treasure seeking is different, the tactic is still the same – rush onto a tanker, container or cruise ship and pillage what you can. This has been known to happen in Somalia and in the Straits of Malacca.
Pirates have a reputation of being mean and heartless, but even these wayward sea fellows have a code to follow. Some of the rules include;
•No fighting or women on board the ship
•All pirates get an equal amount of food and drink. Plus, the loot is separated evenly among the crew – exce
•All rules laid down by the Captain and Quartermaster must be followed
•Every pirate gets a vote as to where the ship goes next
I guess there really is honor among thieves.
Although pirates themselves were disheveled and dirty, their ships were a piece of workmanship that should be admired. With their tall billowing sails and their old-world architecture, the pirate ship is truly a thing of beauty. However, this ocean vessel wasn’t only nice to look at, it came equipped with cannons, places for the crew to eat and sleep and a place to store all their ill-gotten gains. Some of these massive vessels could carry a load weighing 360 tons, plus 190 men!
Often times pirates would also take over a wealthy ship and make it part of their fleet. Once the crew and passengers were disposed of (or taken hostage) the ship would bear the flag of the Captain’s fleet and begin its transformation into a pirate ship.
Real-life pirates are a nasty lot, but at least we still have the fun and make believe of their Hollywood counterparts. These fun characters are designed to make us laugh and dream of a life on the high seas.
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