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  • CrookedTale
    +5

    My wife looks at her phone in the dark all the time. Good article. But I will have to spank the writer and NPR, who should know better, about pirates wearing eye patches to help them see bellow deck. Believe it or not there is NO HISTORICAL EVIDENCE that this is true. None whatsoever. We do have Ship logs and Naval manuals from the time periods that show no reference to this. Pirates wore eye patches, heck people still wear eye patches because they have damaged or missing eyes! It keeps the dirt out and helps the wound heal! OH MY GOOD MY BLOOD PRESSURE IS THROUGH THE ROOF! I hate Mythbusters!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am off to yell at the NPR.

    • gladsdotter
      +4

      Thank you so much for the correction. I was dubious when I read this, and I was sure you would know more than the article about whether that little addendum was historically accurate or not.

      • CrookedTale
        +4

        Not yelling at you! It's the NPR's fault and Mythbusters (those bastards). I refuse to watch Mythbusters because of it. I will write up a why this myth is totally incorrect after I give the NPR a tongue lashing!

        • gladsdotter
          +5

          It was an odd footnote to an otherwise interesting article. I hope you don't mind that I put this in /t/pirates. I was assuming that you would want to bust myths about pirates, and that tribe seemed a good place to do it.

          • CrookedTale
            +6

            Don't mind at all. It is my chance to squash this Urban Legend!!!!!!!!!

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