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Question of Alice (02.29.2016): When sailors suffering from scurvy arrived at an island, the disease regressed and disappeared. Why?
Scurvy of the piratesA: Scurvy is a disease related to dietary deficiency of vitamin C, which causes receding gums, bleeding, and death.

This disease was widespread among sailors in the fifteenth to seventeenth centuries. It was in 1747 that we discovered that lemon cures scurvy.

It is true that when sailors arrived at an island they could fight scurvy, because they found enough to eat with the necessary vitamins to fight the disease.




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We always speak of the "seven seas". But what are these seas? Are the oceans among them? Thank you for enlightening me, I'm a landlubber :-)
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Hello! Can you tell me which style of ship is closest to the Black Pearl?
How was the construction of pirate boats made? My 8 year-old son must answer this question quite explicitly. Thank you very much.
What actually was the grapple used for? Could it be used for things other than collision? Could it serve as the butt of a weapon (the cap) of the gun that was not used to fire only?

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