Pirates: Fact and Fiction

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Pirates: Fact and Fiction
1: Pirates: Fact and Fiction

Why do we think pirates say “arrrr?” Where did the practice of “walking the plank” come from? Did Blackbeard really light his beard on fire? Looking at movies, books, television, Professor Sam Kean examines some of the most notorious pirates through popular culture and determine which of these legends were based in historical truth.

29 min