Ahoy mateys! It be International Talk Like A Pirate Day tomorrow, September 19! What better time than to sing some sea shanties, buckle our swashes, and head out to the high seas for some Pirate Trivia.
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Avast me hearties. It be International Talk Like A Pirate day tomorrow, September 19th and what better way to prepare than with thirty nautical and pirate trivia questions!
I be yer captain for this voyage, Brian Rollins and this be the Dorky Geeky Nerdy Trivia Podcast. Every week, we be scouring the seven seas for trivial booty to appease yer thirst for questions.
Weigh anchor ye mangy dogs and set a course for the open seas.
The Dorky Round
3. What character, played by Johnny Depp, was added to the Pirates of the Caribbean ride in Disneyland in 2006?
The Geeky Round
2. Speaking of privateers, which worked for Queen Elizabeth and completed the second circumnavigation of the globe.
The Nerdy Round
8. What US schooner, serving from 1799 to 1823, served in both the Mediterranean and Caribbean and captured the HMS Boxer in 1813?
9. What Englishman, fancying himself a pirate Robin Hood, went by the names Prince of Pirates and Black Sam?
And we’re back safe at port. Take some dramamine and relax. If you’re a pirate fan or just want to learn more about them, be sure to check out our book of the week: The Republic of Pirates by Colin Woodard.
In the early eighteenth century, the Pirate Republic was home to some of the great pirate captains, including Blackbeard, “Black Sam” Bellamy, and Charles Vane. Along with their fellow pirates—former sailors, indentured servants, and runaway slaves—this “Flying Gang” established a crude but distinctive democracy in the Bahamas, carving out their own zone of freedom in which servants were free, blacks could be equal citizens, and leaders were chosen or deposed by a vote. They cut off trade routes, sacked slave ships, and severed Europe from its New World empires, and for a brief, glorious period the Republic was a success.
You can grab this or any previous book of the week at dorkygeekynerdy.com/book.
We’ll set sail next week for another bit of plunder and adventure. Here’s your map to the treasure:
I hope to see you next week. I’m your host, Brian Rollins. Thanks for listening and smooth sailing my friends.