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The Strange Life of a Young Pirate

Camera fallingSometimes entire ships end up as flotsam, especially ones from the old days of wooden sailing ships. In a bad storm, the crew might go down and stay under the sea for hundreds of years. Here's a story appropriate for Pirate Day... or, Week: "For almost 290 years, the remains of a young pirate—a fibula, a silk stocking and a shoe—remained unidentified. Anthropologists have now determined that the remains belong to John King, a 10 or 11-year-old boy believed to have been a pirate. The remains were found on the wreck of the Whydah, a pirate ship which came to a watery end off the coast of Cape Cod in the 18th century." Listen to the whole story on National Public Radio's website


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