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Who wants SCIENTIFIC PIRATE FACTS? Or are they piratical science facts? Either way, put your HOOKS UP! #TLAPD #scicomm #TalkLikeAPirateDay
FUN FACT: when I'm not making music with @PDXBroadsides or sciencing, I'm the Quartermaster for #PDX's finest privateers, @pdxyar!
#PirateScience Fact 1: how much booty we got on board? We can measure that by Archimedes' Principle! en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Displacem… #ITLAPD #TLAPD
#PirateScience Fact 2: gunpowder, a pirate essential, is a mix of nitrate, charcoal, and sulfur. Mix, dry well, and PROTECT FROM 🔥. #ITLAPD
#PirateScience Fact 3: want a big cannon boom? It's not about how much gunpowder you use, it's all in how you pack it. Compression! #ITLAPD
#PirateScience Fact 4: want to know what's growing on your boat? Keelhaul someone, and see what they scrape up! #marinescience #ITLAPD
#PirateScience Fact 3 corollary A: muzzle velocity of round ball is fastest because it allows for the best compression in barrel. #ITLAPD
#PirateScience Fact 5: star maps from Golden Age of Piracy would be inaccurate now because the position of Earth has changed. #ITLAPD
#PirateScience Fact: medicine chests were highly prized commodities, so much so that Blackbeard blocked Charleston in 1718 for ONE. CHEST.
(Corollary to Fact 5: just reference the time where @neiltyson jacked up James Cameron. Titanic: 1912. GAOP: 1650-1730. DIFFERENT STARS.)
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