Looking like something straight off of Davy Jones' ship in the Pirates of the Caribbean, five cannons saw air for the very first time in almost 300 years yesterday as they were lifted from what's believed to be legendary pirate Blackbeard's sunken ship.
Blackbeard, who is almost certainly history's most infamous pirate, is a figure shrouded in myths and wild rumors. Now archaeological excavations into his sunken flagship is revealing that the historical Blackbeard was far scarier than any legend ever could be.
What you're seeing is the 3,000 pound anchor from Blackbeard's flagship, the Queen Anne's Revenge, being raised off the coast of North Carolina. The wreck was found a few years back, but discoveries are still being made. Even swords.