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23 September
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10 Pirate Myths and Surprises

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Found via mental_floss:

Pirate flags weren’t always just white skull and crossbones on a field of black. There were many different versions and the symbols on them represented different things. A plain black flag represented the death of a crew member, an hourglass represented the swift passage of time, and a wounded heart indicated danger. The flag to the left is attributed to Blackbeard.

Read the other 9 Myths at mental_floss.

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