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Why Did Pirates Wear Eye Patches?

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#1    Still Waters

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Posted 07 September 2013 - 10:07 AM

The fact that some pirates wore eye patches most likely had nothing to do with a missing eye, and everything to do with being able to see—specifically, above decks and below them.

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Posted 07 September 2013 - 10:55 AM

Yeah you keep your night vision fresh.  I learnt this from the Jack Reacher movie, that sniper guy kept his eye shut so he could see in the dark better/nods


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Posted 07 September 2013 - 01:19 PM

So it didn't have anything to do with a finger in the eye.





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