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Sealand: The Island Nation Founded By A Guy Calling 'Dibs'

If you haven’t heard of Sealand before, it is the site of one of Britain’s Maunsell Naval Sea Forts that were utilised during WWII. This particular one was originally named HM Fort Roughs.


The Future Of The US Marines Begins With Fighting Pirates

With sequestration and whatnot, the US Navy is suffering for resources. So it’s getting creative. Creative like launching drones off aircraft carriers? Well, yes, actually — but it gets more exciting than that. The US Marines might soon start fighting pirates.


Five Ancient Cannons Rescued From Blackbeard's Sunken Ship

Looking like something straight off Davy Jones’s ship in the Pirates of the Caribbean, five cannons saw air for the very first time in almost 300 years yesterday as they were lifted from what’s believed to be legendary pirate Blackbeard’s sunken ship.


These Are The Ten TV Shows That Pirates Like The Most

With the spring TV season drawing to a close (MAD MEN SEASON FINALE YOU GUYS!!), TorrentFreak has done the wonderful service of rounding up a top 10 list of the most torrented shows out there this time around. Can you guess number one? (You can definitely guess number one.)


Augmented Reality Eyepatches Will Probably Lead To Super Pirates

The excitement for Google’s Project Glass has been lukewarm at best, but apparently there are at least a few technophiles out there excited for the technology. Like Gregory McRoberts, who apparently couldn’t wait for Google to finish its augmented reality specs, so he designed his own that’s worn like an eyepatch.


High-Power Hose Security System Will Soak Pirates Into Submission

In a continued effort to prevent ocean-bound ships from being attacked and overtaken by pirates, a pair of Japanese companies have developed what they’re calling the Anti-Piracy Curtain. It uses high-powered water jets and flailing hoses to intimidate would-be attackers.



When Fighting Pirates, It's Best To Store Your Guns In Floating Armouries

So how do private security firms do it without getting hamstrung by weapons import restrictions and international treaties? They keep their weapons aboard armoured barges in international waters of course.


8 Gadgets To Transform Yourself Into A Pirate

YAAAAAAAR, YESTERDAY BE TALK LIKE A PIRATE DAY, YE OLDE, FESTERING WENCH! AS SUCH, I WILL SHOUT ALL ME RANTINGS AND YOU’LL LIKE IT. IF THOU EVER HOPES TO GET SOME SEA LEGS, YOU’D BEST HEED THIS LIST.


Archaeologists Believe They've Found Captain Morgan's Shipwreck

Yes, THAT Captain Morgan. He was real, and he was a real, ruthless pirate. Archaeologists now believe that they’ve discovered his 440-year-old ship sunk off the coast of Panama. The liquor company even went along for the ride.


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