Sunday, November 21, 2010


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Unlike traditional Western societies of the time, many pirate crews operated as limited democracies. Pirate communities were some of the first to instate a system of checks and balances similar to the one used by the present-day United States and many other countries. The first record of such a government aboard a pirate sloop dates to the 17th century.

Pirates believed that wearing pierced earrings would improve their eyesight.

They also believed that whistling on a ship would cause the weather to turn stormy.

Pirate Captain’s would change out of their expensive, flashy clothes if there was a chance they might be captured. This way they could pretend they where only one of the crew, and not somebody important and hopefully escape.

Each pirate received an equal share of the booty, with a double share going to the captain, the pilot, the carpenter, the cook, and a share set aside for the maintenance of the ship. Most pirates were paid four times as much as they had ever received as merchant or naval men. However, if no plunder was captured, no one would be paid.

Each pirate was allowed to vote on where the ship was to go or if a colonial ship should be attacked.

For breaking the rules spelled out in the articles, a pirate would be marooned with a flagon of water and a pistol, to survive or die. Because most of the Caribbean islands are mere spits of sand, most of the men died.

There were up to eighty pirates per ship. In contrast, most English ships had only thirty men. Work was evenly distributed among the pirate crew, and so jobs got done faster with less strain than on traditional colonial ships. Many considered a berth on a pirate ship easy pay for little work.

In many cases, pirates wouldn’t have to fire a shot. The mere approach of a pirate ship would cause most colonial captains to surrender. Then the captured captain would try to make some sort of deal that would result in the least amount of death and injuries. This often worked but not always! There were many pirates–Blackbeard for one–who engaged in ruthless, bloody brigandage for the sheer sport of it.

The common currency was pieces of eight:

loss of right arm 600 pieces of eight
loss of left arm 500 pieces of eight
loss of right leg 500 pieces of eight
loss of left leg 400 pieces of eight
loss of eye or finger 100 pieces of eight
loss of both legs or arms 800 pieces of eight and a slave

The captain (like Blackbeard or Henry Morgan) was, in fact, a battle leader for boarding ships and leading land raids. The ship’s pilot, the person who actually steered the ship, was the real captain. He received a share of booty equal to the captain.

The captain’s cabin was open for anyone to use a sort of "den" if you will.

Here are some pictures of modern pirates:

Saturday, November 20, 2010


Here are some facts about turtles. I will not post about animals tomorrow.

Turtles have been on the earth for more than 200 million years. They evolved before mammals, birds, crocodiles, snakes and even lizards.

One documented case of longevity involves an adult Indian Ocean Giant Tortoise that when captured as an adult was estimated to be fifty years old. It then lived another 152 years in captivity.

The shell of a turtle is made up of 60 different bones all connected together.

Some aquatic turtles can absorb oxygen through their skin on their neck and cloacal areas allowing them to remain submerged underwater for extended periods of time and enabling them to hibernate underwater.

Some female turtles produce eggs four years after mating.

Some turtles can live up to a year without food.

Instead of teeth, turtles have a sharp beak for eating.  Depending on species, the beak may be scissor-like, hook-like, or serrated.

Some land turtles can out run a human.

Friday, November 19, 2010


My other friend told me to do one about dogs now.

Did you know that the body of a dog contains 321 bones?

The sweat glands of a dog are located between their paw pads.

When you speak about maturity, a dog that is merely one year old can have the physical maturity of a 15-year-old human being.

Dogs have a 3rd eyelid.

Laika was the first dog to become the first space astronaut. Unfortunately, this dog did not survive the stress caused by the trip and died a few hours after launch.

A dog can take around ten to thirty breaths in a minute.

Ancient Egyptians revered their dogs. When a pet dog would die, the owners shaved off their eyebrows, smeared mud in their hair, and mourned aloud for days.

Small quantities of grapes and raisins can cause renal failure in dogs. Chocolate, macadamia nuts, cooked onions, or anything with caffeine can also be harmful.

Apple and pear seeds contain arsenic, which may be deadly to dogs.

During the Middle Ages, Great Danes and Mastiffs were sometimes suited with armor and spiked collars to enter a battle or to defend supply caravans.

Weird dog laws include allowing police offers in Palding, Ohio, to bite a dog to quiet it. In Ventura County, California, cats and dogs are not allowed to have sex without a permit.

A puppy is born blind, deaf, and toothless.

The smallest dog on record was a matchbox-size Yorkshire Terrier. It was 2.5" tall at the shoulder, 3.5" from nose tip to tail, and weighed only 4 ounces.

Eighteen muscles or more can move a dog’s ear.

There are an estimated 400 million dogs in the world.

Zorba, an English mastiff, is the biggest dog ever recorded. He weighed 343 pounds and measured 8' 3" from his nose to his tail.

A person standing still 300 yards away is almost invisible to a dog. But a dog can easily identify its owner standing a mile away if the owner is waving his arms.

Some dogs can smell dead bodies under water, where termites are hiding, and natural gas buried under 40 feet of dirt. They can even detect cancer that is too small to be detected by a doctor and can find lung cancer by sniffing a person’s breath.

In Croatia, scientists discovered that lampposts were falling down because a chemical in the urine of male dogs was rotting the metal.

Dogs are about as smart as a two- or three-year-old child. This means they can understand about 150-200 words, including signals and hand movements with the same meaning as words.

A lost Dachshund was found swallowed whole in the stomach of a giant catfish in Berlin on July 2003.

One survey reports that 33 percent of dog owners admit they talk to their dogs on the phone or leave messages on answering machines while they are away.

The grief suffered after a pet dog dies can be the same as that experienced after the death of a person.

A person should never kick a dog facing him or her. Some dogs can bite 10 times before a human can respond.

Thursday, November 18, 2010


My friend suggested me to talk about cats. So I got some cat facts from the internet.

Ailurophilia - love of cats.

The nose pad of a cat is ridged in a pattern that is unique, just like the fingerprint of a human.

There are more than 500 million domestic cats in the world, with 33 different breeds.

A cat's heart beats twice as fast as a human heart, at 110 to 140 beats per minute.
25% of cat owners blow dry their cats hair after a bath.

The largest cat breed is the Ragdoll. Males weigh twelve to twenty pounds, with females weighing ten to fifteen pounds.

If your cat is near you, and her tail is quivering, this is the greatest expression of love your cat can give you. If her tail starts thrashing, her mood has changed. Time to distance yourself from her.

Cats wag their tails when it is in a stage of conflict. The cat wants to do two things at once, but each impulse blocks the other. For example: If your cat is in the doorway wanting to go outside, and you open the door to find it raining, the cat's tail will wag because of internal conflict. The cat wants to go outside, but doesn't want to go into the rain. Once the cat makes a decision and either returns to the house or leaves into the rain, the tail will immediately stop wagging.

Your cat loves you and can "read" your moods. If you're sad or under stress, you may also notice a difference in your cat's behavior.

The domestic cat is the only cat species able to hold its tail vertically while walking. All wild cats hold their tails horizontally or tucked between their legs while walking.

Sir Isaac Newton, discoverer of the principles of gravity, also invented the cat door.

The weirdest cat on record was a female called Mincho who went up a tree in Argentina and didn't come down again until she died six years later. While treed, she managed to have three litters with equally ambitious dads.

"Sociable" cats will follow you from room to room to monitor your activities throughout the day.

In English, cat is "cat."  In French, cat is "Chat." In German, your cat is "katze."  The Spanish word for cat is "gato," and the Italian word is "gatto." Japanese prefer "neko" and Arabic countries call a cat a "kitte."

Cats get their sense of security from your voice. Talk to your cats!  And be mindful of your tone of voice. Cats know when you're yelling at them (though they may not care).
The more cats are spoken to, the more they will speak to you.

The Giraffe, Camel and Cat are the only animals that walk by moving both their left feet, then both  their right feet, when walking. This method of walking ensures speed, agility and silence.

Cats don't see "detail" very well. To them, their person may appear hazy when standing in front of them.

The color of a kitten's eyes will change as it grows older.

A cat's ear pivots 180 degrees. They have 30 muscles in each ear, and use twelve or more muscles to control their ear movement.

Cats rub up against other cats, and people, in an attempt to "mark" them with their scent glands. They most often use the scent glands between their eye and ear (near the temple area) or their scent glands near the base of their tail.

Have you ever tried to feed your cat food that was just taken out of the refrigerator? Most cats prefer their food at room temperature, and will boldly REFUSE any food that is too cold or too hot.

Cats are the sleepiest of all mammals. They spend 16 hours of each day sleeping. With that in mind, a seven year old cat has only been awake for two years of its life!
95% of all cat owners admit they talk to their cats.

If you can't feel your cat's ribs, she's too heavy.

Domestic cats are essentially loners. When placed in a group, they develop their own hierarchy. As long as there is plenty of food on hand, a cat can learn to share it's domain with other cats.

A cat that bites you after you have rubbed his stomach, is probably biting out of pleasure, not anger.

A flashlight makes a great cat toy! Turn the flashlight on in a dark room, and watch your feline "chase" the beam of light!

Cats love to hide! If yours comes up "missing," be sure to check in the bathtub, in your closet, in the dresser drawers, under a blanket or rug...or anywhere else you can possibly think of!

Egyptians shaved their eyebrows as a sign of mourning when they lost a beloved cat.

Hebrew folklore believes that cats came about because Noah was afraid that rats might eat all the food on the ark. He prayed to God for help. God responded by making the lion sneeze a giant sneeze and out came a little cat!

Here are some pictures to illustrate the story and let you know what cats look like in real life.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Estonian confessions

There is an Estonian website that lets you confess anything anonymously. I'm going to translate a couple of these.

I did my best friends wife. For about 2 days I felt really bad, a week later I didn't care. I still get along well with my friend and his wife. Still don't care.

I like to jack off dogs, i have a female dog at home :S

If I can't be bothered to go to the toilet I pee inside some bottle that's near my table. I'm gross but that's life if the toilet is 3m from my room.

I like hairy women that resemble apes.

I pushed my finger in my butt and poked my poo

When I was little and had a shower i sat a soap bar in my ass

Remember these are one of the worst I could find.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010


The term Viking is used to refer to the Norse explorers, warriors, merchants, and pirates who raided, traded, explored and settled in wide areas of Europe and the North Atlantic islands from the late eighth to the mid-11th century.
The Vikings sailed most of the North Atlantic, reaching south to North Africa and east to Russia, Constantinople and the Middle East, as looters, traders, colonists, and mercenaries. Vikings also had a settlement in North America.

According to custom, all free Norse men were required to own weapons, as well as permitted to carry them all the time. These arms were also indicative of a Viking's social status: a wealthy Viking would have a complete ensemble of a helmet, shield, chainmail shirt, and sword. A typical freeman was more likely to fight with a spear and shield, and most also carried a seax as a utility knife and side-arm. Bows were used in the opening stages of land battles, and at sea, but tended to be considered less "honorable" than a hand weapon.

Monday, November 15, 2010


I was talking to my friend and we were exchanging anecdotes and here are 2 of my favorites.

First Woman: "I don't know what to get Fred for his birthday."
Second Woman: "Why don't you get him a book?"
First Woman: (after a moment's thought) "Nah, he's already got a book."

And the second one:

Three women were sitting in a bar, (a brunette, red head, and a blonde) they were all pregnant.
The brunette says, "I know what I'm going to have." The other to asked how. She replied, "well I was on top when I conceived so I will have a boy".
The red head said, "If that is true then I will have a girl because I was on the bottom when I conceived.
The blonde starts crying and orders another shot and starts screaming, "PUPPIES, PUPPIES!".

I'd like to point out that drinking while being pregnant is not cool.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Fathers day

Today is fathers day in Estonia. What better way to celebrate this day but with some facts about women. Every man needs to know how women operate and what they mean when they say "fine" or "nothing". I got this from a friend I didn't make them up. I thought I'd share.

Fine: This is the word we use at the end of any argument that we feel we are right about but need to shut you up. NEVER use fine to describe how a woman looks. This will cause you to have one of those arguments.

Five minutes: This is half an hour. It is equivalent to the five minutes that your football game is going to last before you take out the trash, so it's an even trade.

Nothing: This means something and you should be on your toes. "Nothing" is usually used to describe the feeling a woman has of wanting to turn you inside out, upside down, and backwards. "Nothing" usually signifies an argument that will last "Five Minutes" and end with the word "Fine".

Go Ahead (with raised eyebrows): This is a dare. One that will result in a woman getting upset over "Nothing" and will end with the word "Fine".

Go Ahead (normal eyebrows): This means "I give up" or "do what you want because I don't care". You will get a raised eyebrow "Go ahead" in just a few minutes, followed by "Nothing" and "Fine" and she will talk to you in about "Five Minutes" when she cools off.

Loud Sigh: This is not actually a word, but is still often a verbal statement very misunderstood by men. A "Loud Sigh" means she thinks you are an idiot at that moment and wonders why she is wasting her time standing here and arguing with you over "Nothing".

Soft Sighs: Again, not a word, but a verbal statement. "Soft Sighs" are one of the few things that you can actually understand. She is content. Your best bet is to not move or breathe and she will stay content.

Oh: This word followed by any statement is trouble. Example; "Oh, let me get that". Or, "Oh, I talked to so and so about what you were doing last night." If she says "Oh" before a statement, RUN, do not walk, to the nearest exit. She will tell you that she is "Fine" when she is done tossing your clothes out the window, but do not expect her to talk to you for at least 2 days.

Oh (as the lead to a sentence): Usually signifies that you are caught in a lie. Do not try to lie more to get out of it, or you will get a raised eyebrows "Go ahead" followed by acts so unspeakable that we can't bring ourselves to write about them.

That's Okay: This is one of the most dangerous statements that a woman can say. "That's Okay" means that she wants to think long and hard before paying you retributions for whatever it is that you have done. "That's Okay" is often used with the word "Fine" and used in conjunction with a raised eyebrow "Go ahead". At some point in the near future when she has plotted and planned, you are going to be in some mighty big trouble.

Please Do: This is not a statement, it is an offer. A woman is giving you the chance to come up with whatever excuse or reason you have for doing whatever it is that you have done. You have a fair chance to tell the truth, so be careful and you shouldn't get a "That's Okay".

Thanks: A woman is thanking you. Do not faint; just say you're welcome.

Thanks a lot: This is much different from "Thanks". A woman will say, "Thanks a lot" when she is really ticked off at you. It signifies that you have hurt her in some callous way, and will be followed by the "Loud Sigh". Be careful not to ask what is wrong after the "Loud Sigh", as she will only tell you "Nothing".

Saturday, November 13, 2010

A tattoo on the lower back of a female. Denotes the perceived correlation between having a tattoo in this location and being sexually promiscuous. The larger the tramp stamp, the more promiscuous the female, goes the common lore. Popular designs include butterflies, flowers, vines, tribal designs, wings
 This amputee had a clever idea to make something out of his accident.
Connect the dots is a fun game everyone likes to play. But playing the same game over and over again? For the rest of your life? No thank you!
Try getting a job with this tattoo. I'm sure you'd get a job at a circus. Would be awesome if you get to be an undertaker.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Millbank protest

 Students explain why they were present at Millbank for the protests against Cameron's government. They protested against the tution fees rising up to £9000 a year. Unfortunately the protest got out of hand and computers and windows were smashed. Some protesters said they have nothing to do with the people who used extreme methods. 10 people were taken to the hospital and 35 were arrested.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Whales and sharks with weapons

Another post from amazing sealife. These 3 creatures look like they pose a threat in the sea. Tey all have weapons such as spears, saw blades or huge bodies with sharp teeth. None of them are actually aggressive towards human. Click on the names to read more about these species.


Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Clothes and how to fail with them

Todays post will be about what not to wear. On the first picture you see a unique way of designing some pants. If you wear these people will either:
1. Laugh at you
2. Make funny comments
If you crave for attention from guys these are made for you. But you may get the wrong kind of attention.

This next picture may be one of the biggest fails you can find. Its like your child has been having hormones injected into him.

You might only want to go to a costume party with these matching outfits.

You might NOT want to go to a party with this outfit. With enough bad luck people will mistake you for a free condom vending machine.

Although extremely cute I think its cruel to dress up animals.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Kongregate games

This game made by Komix on Kongregate is a fun way to kill time. Seed of destruction has interesting graphics which look like they are drawn with a pencil. In the game you try to survive and destroy those who try to stop you from having fun on your seed. As you advance harder opponents appear. The tail of your seed is a powerful weapon which can deflect rockets and bounce them back. If you are accurate enough with your timing you can send the projectiles back to the attacked and thus making them go into flames and fall out of the skies. No registration is required to play this game.

The next game I recommend is Moby Dick and is made by camaleonyco, sballteam and SMilesInDaHat. You get to play as the great white whale and wreak havoc on the sea. As you eat sea creatures and sailors you grow bigger and bigger. The bigger you get the stronger you are.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Horror manga

Today's post will be about 6 horror mangas. Today you might find mangas that you might get into. Horror is generally popular and very interesting. I myself am a big fan of horror of any kind. But be warned the contents of these mangas are not for those who can't handle death well. Its horror so expect violence and blood.

The first manga I'll introduce is Bio-Meat: Nectar
This manga is about the future of mankind and the food source. Japan has developed a new living being. Genetically modified it likes to eat anything and everything organic. They say it tastes just like pork. Accidents happen and you can imagine what might happen when beasts like that capable of extremely quick reproduction get loose in Japan.

The next manga is Gyo

Gyo is somewhat popular because of the shark that started attacking the main characters. Its also famous for the bonus manga at the end of the main story. Again mad scientist have done something that gets out of control and regular people find themselves attacked by the creations of brilliant minds.

The next manga is Uzumaki
This manga is all about spirals. People get obsessed with them and get consumed by the spiral in different ways. The storyline is very interesting and the conclusion will make you wonder what does it all mean. Spirals are all around us like it or not. After reading this manga you may develop a fear of spirals if you get too into it. Its basically about a curse on a small town.

The next manga is Kiseijuu
In this manga a group of parasites land on earth and they have a mission to complete. They try to take over the brain of a human. Some parasites have failed in doing so and wont get control over the person. They get stuck in different body parts. The main character has a parasite in his left arm. The parasite in him gets him into adventures and trouble as well.

The next manga is Franken Fran
A daughter of a genius doctor has started her own practice. She helps people and puts them to the test. In the end of the experiment they will know the kind of person they really are and get what they deserve. Sometimes they even get what they don't deserve. Fran can revive the dead and fix the disabled.

The next manga is Abstraction

One shot manga that will make your head explode if you try to make sense of it. A good short read for those who cant be bothered reading a 100 chapter manga.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

The Sims 3

Sims is a real life strategy simulator. You get to build your own life in a customizable world.
The official website is HERE.

For those who don't want to spend too much time on earning their way up in life they can use cheat codes. They make life fairly easy for you. Cheats have become a part of all new games. I still recommend playing it without cheats so that you feel like you have accomplished something after hours of game play.

To use cheats:
Press Ctrl+Shift+C and you get the bar where you can enter the cheat codes.
First enter: testingCheatsenabled
To enable cheats.
The cheat codes are:
Display most cheats - help
1,000 more Simoleons - Kaching
50,000 more Simoleons - Motherlode
Ignore the cost when buying a lot in Town Edit mode - freerealestate
View career outfits and service uniforms - unlockOutfits
Toggle objects can be placed anywhere in Buy/Build mode - moveObjects
Return Sims to safe and nuetral state at home - resetSim
Reset lifetime happiness of all Sims in active household - resetlifetimehappiness
Delete any object - Delete object
Force terrain adjustments regardless of objects, Sims, and other structures - constrainFloorElevation
Objects will not snap to slots while holding Alt - disableSnappingToSlotsOnAlt
Objects fade when camera gets close to them - fadeObjects
Show talk/thought balloons above Sim's head - hideHeadlineEffects
Print random joke to console - jokePlease
Toggle lot tooltips - displaylotpackagefilename
Toggle "Llamas" warning icons - enablellamas
Slow motion visuals; 0 is normal, 8 is slowest - slowMotionViz

Friday, November 5, 2010


Powdergame is a game where you are the master of the elements. You get to use a screen where you mix different elements together which react to one another in different ways. You can build machines that work on fuel or build a maze for your player to complete. You could even build an arena for a pvp match. There are limitless possibilities in this game. I chose to create a pixel art of a monster from the game Maplestory again. It took a while to complete.

Powdergame can be played HERE.
The code to this image can be downloaded HERE. To use the code just paste it in the "Save game:" and press set. If your image explodes then you might want to stop the movement of the pixels in the game. You find that in the lower right corner.

Thursday, November 4, 2010


I recently tried  a fun little game called Minecraft. Minecraft is a sandbox building video game which allows you to build anything out of blocks in a 3D world. Here is the result of a quick gameplay:

This cute little fella is a snail from another game called Maplestory. A harmless monster than anyone could beat. The backside of the wall in the picture has stairs because I had to climb up to fix errors and add more blocks. I was lucky to discover I had just enough room to fit my picture in the Minecraft world. There were only about 4 blocks to go until i reached the limit of the sky. I will add a link to the save game file HERE as soon as I have uploaded it.

You can play Minecraft classic for FREE.