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Monday, February 15, 2010

Blackbeard often fired incendiary cannonballs filled with beeswax, fat and gunpowder. They exploded upon impact, burning with the ferocity of napalm.

See also:
- North Carolina Maritime Museum

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  • Neat fact! Thanks Factropolis. I found this sight by accident. I am researching pirate's for my class project. I am in third grade. I live in California. I am bookmarking this sight and I will tell my friends to read all the funny and interesting things and they can learn them on this sight. My mom let's me visit this sight because their are no bad words or bad language or sexy things and she says maybe I can learn something here instead of playing so much pokeman. Thanks again! Got to go to bed now. Bye.

    By Anonymous Stefan Rountree, at September 08, 2007 10:02 PM  

  • what a coincidence! the researchers here are also third graders.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at February 15, 2010 6:44 PM  

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