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Why Did Pirates Wear Eye Patches?

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

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