Terrifying Medical Instruments Found on Blackbeard's Sunken Ship

The jolly good life of a pirate was not a jolly healthy one, what with the syphilis and scurvy and ship-raiding. Archeologists excavating Blackbeard's flagship off the coast of North Carolina have unveiled their latest findings: a cache of medical instruments that include this rather horrifying urethral syringe. »1/27/15 8:30pm1/27/15 8:30pm

Avast! Here be the 2015 Lego Pirates sets

My nostalgia for the Pirate theme is pretty strong. It was one of the first themes where I managed to collect the majority of all the first run items. I'm super glad to see its return, though it is going to make for an expensive year for me. Here are some great images of the sets that are going to be released in 2015. »10/08/14 10:36am10/08/14 10:36am

Sealand: The Island Nation Founded by a Guy Calling "Dibs"

If you haven't heard of Sealand before, it is the site of one of Britain's Maunsell Naval Sea Forts that were utilized during WWII. This particular one was originally named HM Fort Roughs. The fort's primary function was to keep tabs on the Germans who were laying mines off the coast of England at the time. The… »2/06/14 3:20pm2/06/14 3:20pm

Oh Great, Augmented Reality Eyepatches Will Probably Lead To Super Pirates

The excitement for Google's Project Glass has been lukewarm at best, but apparently there are at least a few technophiles out there excited for the technology. Like Gregory McRoberts, who apparently couldn't wait for Google to finish its augmented reality-enhanced specs, so he designed his own that's worn like an… »12/19/12 2:20pm12/19/12 2:20pm