August 02, 2013

Pirate Island Gold Facts

  • Blackbeard the Pirate was most active in the waters off Virginia and the Carolinas, and in the Caribbean Sea.

  • Blackbeard took a French merchant vessel and turned it into a 40-gun warship.

  • Archaeologists have found bronze thimbles at the ruins of Pompeii and Herculaneum, which dates them before 79 AD.

  • In 2011, a cache of gold doubloons worth half a million dollars was allegedly uncovered in California.

  • The Chinese sheng – a gourd and reed instrument – was invented as long as 5,000 years ago. It evolved into the harmonica.

  • The deeper an artifact is buried, the older it tends to be.

  • Thomas Jefferson's dentist patented the first coffee grinder in the U.S.

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