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Famous Pirates – Blackbeard

The days until Skullduggery Island becomes available to everyone are quickly ticking down. To help celebrate, I’ve been posting a little bit about famous real pirates in history. Today, we’ll look at one of the most fearsome pirates of all, the notorious Captain Blackbeard.

Born Edward Teach, Blackbeard originally came from Bristol, England. He was a successful and well-known pirate who operated throughout the West Indes and Americas in the early 1700s. He was only active as a pirate for just three years, but in that time he terrorized the waters of the Caribbean and became much-feared.

His first and most famous ship was named the Queen Anne’s Revenge, and this was a name he gave the ship after capturing it from a French crew. He equipped it with 40 guns, making it a dangerous and formidable ship. I bet he could have even taken on Captain Crawfish’s warship in Skullduggery Island. As it is, Blackbeard defeated many large merchant ships and racked up a lot of plunder in just a few short months while active on the high seas.

Blackbeard was of course well known for his ragged and scary appearance, most notably his long black beard. It is said that many sailors who saw him became so afraid that they refused to fight, making things very easy for Blackbeard and his pirate crew.

Blackbeard was finally killed in a huge battle in 1718 while commanding a new ship named the Adventure. While boarding a ship captained by the pirate hunter Lt. Maynard, Blackbeard and his men were surprised by several sailors who had hidden below decks. In the ensuing battle, Blackbeard was shot several times. His head was cut off and hung from the sails of the ship to serve as a warning to other pirates.

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94 comments

  1. FIRST 2 COMMENT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! IN UR FACES!!!!!!!!!!!JK πŸ™‚

  2. woow,thats cool i never knew blackbeard only was a pirate for 3 years.!_! !_!

  3. eww that’s disgusting about the head part

  4. i also learned he put his beard on fire in battles to scare people!:) 2nd comment!

  5. i cant wait for blackbeard boy to comment.

  6. He also had this nasty mixture of rum and gunpowder that he drank. Blah! That made him go crazy in battle, which acutally helped. And no, just because my name has the word “Blackbeard” in it does not make me a descendant of him.

  7. Why is everyone gloating about being the first to comment or the second to comment? It makes no sense.

  8. HAPPY BIRTHDAY “IM HAPPY”! How old are you?

  9. THats kinda scary at the end and cruel.
    And blackbeard boy is right.
    It doenst make any sense to be the first or second to comment

  10. Black beard was problebly drunk to.

  11. he also put candles in his beard to look even scarier! CREEPY!

  12. i’m not sure if this comment was already posted by me, but i hate it when people copy someone else’s comment, and make it their own? it’s stupid and annoying. do you think i want to see the same comment over and over? uhu, ya, no, i don’t.

  13. what is your name in any game anyone
    }:)

  14. im not givin’ names to you happy leopard (fu%k off!).

  15. I have let’s see um… 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 about 10 characters who know maybe more…

  16. im gust saying .
    πŸ˜€

  17. That’s really gross that they hung his head from the sails.

  18. I know this is COMPLETELY unrelated to this, but I just found a glitch with the new soccer player outfit! if you press the spacebar, your character will throw the soccer ball, so if you press the spacebar and then jump to the side, then the ball will go with your character!

  19. i cant wait until skull watever comes out

  20. 13th to write i think because styx wrote twice πŸ™‚

  21. oh yea who got the hypnotic outfit ? its free all you do is go on to early poptropica by the guy with the pigments jump on the green building then hop on to the window with the orange plant on it and click the window its a realy cool suit! πŸ™‚

  22. i said it first yea , well i think i havent read the comments…..

  23. oh thanks christopher ! πŸ™‚

  24. uhh black beard is like SO disgusting!

  25. 6 days left till skullduggery!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    i am so excited!

  26. I got it! The outfit is kinda werid though.

  27. I guess it’s cool to know that Blackbeard was a pirate for three years!!!! But it’s summer time and I should NOT be learning right now!!!

  28. The 1st to comment thing is fun to do. There really doesn’t have to be a purpose for it. Fun doesn’t have a purpose. Right?

  29. And to prove my point, this is the 32 comment for this topic!!! πŸ™‚ Haha!

  30. Well ths is the 33 comment! Last but not least, am I right? Slow and Steady wins the race, Right? HAHA! YES!

  31. it is the 17th and this game is not letting me play skull duggery while the poptropica moderators are checking this launch the island, baby!

  32. They let me play cool panda. hahahahahahahahahahahhahahahahahah!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Did you share your username and password with other poptropica players? Did’ja? Maybe that’s why you couldn’t play skullduggery! They also could have locked your poptropica acount, forever and ever! Do’not do it again with your new acouts and old acounts! The warship is mine, mine!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Ha ha ha ha ha!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  33. AHHHHHH!!!! I like Anne Bonny more.

    howtogetsaved.net

  34. does anyone know what the poptropica fireworks do?? after i get my 250 credits, i don’t know what to buy.

  35. coud some one tell me how to help the villagers!

  36. if you get 250 credits buy 3 or 2 costumes
    or a gold card

  37. sorry please pretend you put a period between the words: later and please at the top
    and remember what i said!!!!!!!! bye

  38. Blackbeard Shmackbeard! Blackie was a CHILD compared ta Flint!

  39. Blackbeard is a son of Ares, God of war.

  40. or so i heard.

  41. I hate K, SP, MD, CD, IF, STMD, A, P, and everyone.

  42. Yes! All alone at last.

  43. Nobody is gonna hassle me here. not those stupid “friends”, anyway. And I don’t care that I’m talking to myself, so long as I’m not ignored.

  44. I do not care if people call me nuts or anything. They’re not going to find me and lock me up, anyway.

  45. I just suffered the pain of being ignored. believe me, if you go through it your goona get as nutty as I am.

  46. GG?
    I AM SO SORRY!!!!!!!!

  47. GG?
    Ummm…
    the truth is…I’m feeling so dumb.
    A girl is telling me it’s my fault, just cuz I was being nice t Ke$ha.

    I’M A ROTTON PERSON!!!

  48. I don’t care, Icy Fire!

  49. Why do I care since you IGNORED me?

  50. If I were that girl, I would stay away from lunatics like you!

  51. GG!!!

    I am trying to make peace!!!
    How come you can’t accept that???

    And people are ignoring me now.
    NOBODY from the SFG has bothered to talk to me.

    You don’t know how everyone has hurt me!!!
    MD hasn’t talked to me in weeks!!!!!!!
    Cassie hates me!!!!
    I think Jade is on my bad side now too!!!!

  52. GG: No one ignored you! I never liked you! You were always crazy!

  53. You know what GG???
    If you want to think like that, then go ahead.
    I’m not about to stop you.
    YOU AREN’T A QUEEN, OR A GODDESS OR ANYTHING!!!
    If you think we ignored you, then fine!
    Just go ahead and do the wrong thing FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE!!!

    Sorry if I sound vain, but I’M MAKING A POINT!!!!

  54. I apologize.
    I’m being rude…again.
    It’s just hard to control myself right now!!!!!!

  55. WAIT!!!
    WHY AM I APOLOGIZING????
    TO GG??????

    SHE’S THE ONE WHO SHOULD APOLOGIZE!!!!!!

  56. I like you, Icy. Everyone hates me.

  57. I don’t hate you Psophia!!!!!!!!!!!!
    You are so nice!!!!!
    Don’t feel bad.

    πŸ˜€

  58. If your gonna say that to my friends,just say it to me!I’m the one who ignored you and not them!

  59. psophia:We don’t hate because you’re our friend,right?Maybe there are other people who hates you but that’s not us.

  60. GG:If you are you gonna call us stupid and dumb,fine!Then leave us alone!We should living peacefully right now!If “best friend” means bad to you,then you are really deserved to be ignored!
    Sometimes they ignore me for a long long time but I really don’t care since what I’m saying is meaningless and probably nothing.And that’s what you’re saying right now!Meaningless and nothing!You should be the one who’s apologizing for being so sensitive!If you still keep this problem going then you’re out of the club!And that’s my decision,Grape!

  61. Literally GG.
    Do not tell my friends that they are dumb idiots because look who’s talking.
    GG, you re just a drama queen, with no sympathy.
    Does the term ” friend” mean anything to you?
    I guess not. You just want attention.
    I can’t believe I thought you were my friend.
    MD and CD are right.Why don’t YOU apologize!
    Boom! Do the math girl.
    Oh sorry. My mistake.
    ” YOUR HIGHNESS!”

  62. Sandy, the Mad Dragon

    I’ve been your friend for a long time, GG. I remember you introducing me to Cute Daisy and Mighty Drummer. As much as I hate to admit, our friendship no longer exists. Goodbye to the GG I knew, and hello to this attention-craving stranger.

  63. seems like YOU only care about yourself, not others. FINE! I agree now with CD. Why do you hate them? Tell me! Why???? OK then, now I don’t like you. Who would want such a lousy friend?? Me?? NO!

  64. hi IF….new costume in the Cute Girl post.

  65. HMPH! DON’T EVER BOTHER TALK TO ME GG! I’VE HAD ENOUGH! WE DID NOT IGNORE YOU! JUST LIKE IF, YOU (YES, YOU) SHOULD APOLOGIZE FOR BEING SUCH A LOUSY FRIEND! AND THAT’S IT!

  66. GG:

    YOU got us in this problem.
    YOU are blaming us in what happened.
    YOU are the one who should apologize, not us.
    *sob* I don’t like you anymore…*sob*

  67. GG:

    What a traitor you are.

  68. Yes, yes she is.

  69. me too.

  70. Bye GG 4eva :twiste: πŸ˜› πŸ˜€

  71. 😳 😈 It’s my bday!

  72. HAPPY B-DAY SS!
    πŸ˜€

  73. ty!

  74. Happy b-day, SS! 😳 I am sorry I acccused you osaying you hated me. I read the comments wrong, and I just realized that you said I am kind. Please 4give me.

  75. HAPPY BIRTHDAY SS! ^3^~

    party!

  76. Who wants to join the Super Fashion Gals Club? Post there in the Cute Girl and Queen of the Underworld page! No boys allowed!

  77. *sob* why..? why did this happen to us…? life was so peaceful….until this problem came along…

  78. I totally agree.

  79. ….?

  80. GG:

    If you are reading this,
    then I DISQUALIFY you from the SFG’s club.
    Goodbye.
    Traitor.

  81. i know rite

  82. I miss GG.Whatever happens,she’s still my friend because once a friend,forever’s a friend.

  83. Yeah….That seems to be right. I wish things stayed like it was before……

  84. The SFG club. (Super Fashion Gals)

    And GG was once part of this.

  85. Hey guys, I’m new here and i just moved from mighty ol’ England. If someone could talk to me and be my friend i’d really apreaciate it!!

  86. Hi everyone, I am really new to commenting around here and I don’t understand anything and I am also looking for some friends and Tiny Penguin can you send me the link to your website the one in which you can earn fashion points

  87. Can I have some friends pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaasssssssssssssssssssssseeeeeeeeeeee
    I would like to have at least one friend because older sister is always shouting at me and telling me to get lost πŸ™ so please someone be my friend.

  88. what do you mean it’s gay and you lied you didn’t leave

  89. i don’t mean for that to sound mean