Myth Busting the Wild Lives of Pirates

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Between movies, books and Halloween costumes, we think we know what pirates looked like, how they acted, how they dressed and how they talked. It’s too bad many of those ideas stem entirely from fiction and contain very few shreds of truth. If you’re trusting Disney movies or Robert Louis Stevenson's Treasure Island to educate you on pirates, you’re in for a big surprise.

Real-life pirates were much different than the charming swashbucklers you think you know. Let’s take a look at some of the common legends and myths surrounding notorious pirates and separate fact from fiction.