today i learned – thurs 23rd mar 2017

alright, i’m actually pretty impressed with this one 😏. today, I’m going to blow your mind with a pirate based fact that even captain hook would be proud of … or not, i just really liked it πŸ‘πŸ»

#tdil why pirates wear eye patches 😬 – an age old question that i don’t think anyone other than the odd peter pan watching five year old has ever asked πŸ˜‚.

anyway, want to know the answer? they wear it so that they can see in the dark! #mental 😏

basically, the lower deck on a rickety pirate ship was really super dark – not ideal – and as you’ll probably know from your own experience, it can take ages for your eyes to adjust to the dark once you’ve come from somewhere light.

pirates, however, got around this by using the eye patch as a sick life hack Β – one of their eyes is already acclimatised to the dark because it has been subjected to it for the whole day! simply flip up ya eye patch and you can half see in the dark 😬 that means you can get on with whatever happens on the lower deck straight away and saves a beating from the cap’in.

go on, admit it, you’re totally impressed 😏 i was when i first found out. it’s beautifully simply tbh … but i’d have never thought of it! 🦈

and that’s all! fairly short one today as there’s not much else to tell you about this πŸ˜‚ either way, pretty impressive 😬 just another piece of random trivia to tell everyone next time you’re near the sea πŸ‘πŸ»

ta rahhhh πŸ™ƒ #tdil


[oooooh! btw! it was brought to my attention last night that there’s no link on here back to read my other blog posts … so, i need to start adding it on here πŸ™‚ if you enjoyed this and want to read more, go –>here<–]

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