Blackbeard: Most Terrifying Pirate

Blackbeard

You can’t mention pirates without bringing up one perhaps the most notorious and feared pirate of all time – Blackbeard. Little is known about his early life, or if Edward Teach was even his real name, but we know that he was born in 1680, likely in Bristol, England.

Blackbeard started his journey on ships when he served on a British privateer. Throughout the Queen Anne’s War, or the second series of the French and Indian Wars, privateers protected England by attacking mostly French vessels and stealing their goods. The honest civilian life wasn’t enough for Blackbeard and he decided to take his superb looting skills elsewhere. Continue reading “Blackbeard: Most Terrifying Pirate”

Best Pirate Movies

What happens when you mix Halloween and boats? Pirates. To celebrate the upcoming Halloween holiday, we’ve put together a list of some of the best pirate movies out there. Whether you’re into sword fights, peg legs, buried treasure, or parrots, they’re all here.

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Avast! September 19 is International Talk Like a Pirate Day

Cap'n Slappy and 'Ol ChumbucketWhat started as a round of insults in pirate jargon between two friends in 1995 has since become a worldwide phenomenon. Ever since the popular columnist Dave Barry wrote about Talk Like a Pirate Day in 2002, fans have continually popped up in places as far as Australia and South America.

Mark Summers and John Baur, otherwise known as Cap’n Slappy and Ol’ Chumbucket, are the creators of International Talk Like a Pirate Day, or ITLAPD, which is celebrated on September 19. According to the Talk Like a Pirate website, the point of the holiday is to have fun. Continue reading “Avast! September 19 is International Talk Like a Pirate Day”