Reveal why pirates like wear earrings: ornaments as earplugs

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from black beard to jack (news, when it comes to art as described in the past the pirates and sailors, people will think of the image of those wearing earrings.

Beijing time on May 31, according to reports in the science website lifeslittlemysteries, from black beard to jack (news, when it comes to art as described in the past the pirates and sailors, people will think of the image of those wearing earrings. But do you know, this kind of gold earrings actually not only fashion accessories, wearing it in fact there are several important practical purpose.

sailor was always very proud to show off their earrings, because this is their travel and navigation marks. In accordance with the maritime tradition, for the first time, a young sailor across the equator, or their troubled waters around the southern tip of South Africa’s cape horn disaster, after get the earrings as a souvenir.

they wear earrings is related to the superstition. Some pirates believe wearing this kind of thing, can obviously increase, even to cure bad eyesight, because they think earrings the precious metal has a magical effect. Another theory is that on the ear piercing can prevent seasickness. There are some other legends: gold earrings is equal to the charms, can protect, wear earrings the one who is, won’t drown.

of course, these claims are proved to be wrong. But if the sailor’s body was washed ashore, with silver earrings or gold earrings really enough to pay for their funeral expenses. Some sailors in the earrings on the inside of the moment they even the name of the port of registry, hope they once were, bodies washed up, some will send them home, burial. If a person died in the boat, his earrings sent his body back home can offset of freight, so that he would not have died in the sea, or buried in the foreign country.

earrings to live sailor does have a real practical value. Knox doug theory in book now you know the answer to the tome wrote & other; Pirates in the battle with the enemy at close range, they lit in the ship’s artillery, earrings swing on paraffin filler as the earplugs, avoid the hearing loss. Throughout the &; Wearing earrings can’t avoid pirates drowned, seasickness or poor eyesight, but they can at least the pirate hearing protection, avoid the loss of hearing. IfengLogo (Ren Qiuling)