Today’s Triviaaaaarrrgh




The English word ‘pirate’ is derived from the Latin ‘pirata’ which itself comes from the Greek for ‘I attempt’, or ‘experience’. (source)


The character of Jack Sparrow in the original ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ movie was initially written with Hugh Jackman in mind to play the role. (source)


The pirate ‘Blackbeard’ was in fact a man named Edward Teach. At the height of his power he commanded 4 ships with a pirate army of over 300 men. (source)


Piracy remains a reasonably large industry, with 176 incidents this year including 10 hijackings. (source)


Today is International Talk Like a Pirate Day. (source)

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