13 Bizarre Pirate Traditions Most People Don't Know About

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Pirates have a reputation--admittedly earned--for being ruthless, bloodthirsty killers. Life on the high seas demanded so much of those willing to brave it that it became customary for new pirates to develop an honorable accord.

Pirates had a surprisingly complex culture, and what’s crazier to us is that movies have barely scratched the surface of their traditions.

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