Everyone has something that fascinates them. If you’ve watched Pirates of the Caribbean, you’re probably wondering how much of the movie is true to historical pirates. We’ve gathered pirate facts and pirate myths for the buccaneer in you!Experience what it's like to be a pirate on a real pirate ship with Sunshine Scenic Tours' Royal Conquest! Contact us at (727)-423-7824 or visit https://boattoursjohnspass.com/ for inquiries. https://boattoursjohnspass.com/7-fun-pirate-facts-and-myths/
7 Fun Pirate Facts and Myths
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Not everyone knows whether what we
see in pirate movies and what we read
in novels are true. Of course, they had
pirate ships, but did they genuinely
spend all their time at sea? It’s not
undeniable that movies and novels
have painted the images of how people
imagine pirates to be. One thing’s for
sure; there’s more to pirates than gold
coins, eye patches, and wooden
Here are some myths and fun facts
Myth: Pirates didn’t fight as hard as
Pirate movies weren’t able to justify
how hard pirates fought in real life.
their goal to steal the
treasure without fighting other pirates
is true. But, when they can’t stop the
fighting, pirates fought aggressively. It
is the key to becoming a pirate
captain. Jack Sparrow wouldn’t even
come close to how ruthless real pirates
Fact: There were female pirates, but
they were considered weak.
Did you know; female pirates had to
disguise themselves as men to protect
themselves? Although there were
female pirates who made a name for
women weren’t capable of conquering
other ships. When you read pirate
history, almost every pirate was male.
Myth: Walking the plank is their form
Pirate movies from Peter Pan to
Pirates of the Caribbean showed that
pirates punished anyone who gets in
their way by walking the plank
blindfolded and taunting them with
sharp swords if they try to refuse.
However, there’s little to no truth to
that at all. What real pirates did in
history was way worse.
Their punishment was either killing
them immediately or keelhauling.
What happens with keelhauling is that
the pirates tie their victims with a rope
while dragging them under the ship.
The hulls of the vessels are often full
of debris. Dragging the victim back
and forth can result in fatal wounds.
Others died due to a lack of oxygen.
Fact: Real pirates didn’t say “Ahoy!” or