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4 facts tagged with Pirate Facts
Ching Shih, once a prostitute, became one of the most powerful pirates to have ever sailed. She commanded one of the most formidable pirate fleets in all of China during the early 1800s, with hundreds of ships under her command.
When pirate Jean Lafitte saw the governor advertising a $500 reward for his capture, Lafitte offered $5,000 for the capture of the governor.
There's no evidence that pirates made people walk the plank.
Pirates believed that piercing the ears with such precious metals as silver and gold improved one's eyesight.