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By Skiesofamber (Skiesofamber) on Saturday, December 27, 2003 - 04:20 pm: Edit

Did you know that scurvy can be lethal?

lol, don't ask.. it's for one of my essays.

By Itempest (Itempest) on Saturday, December 27, 2003 - 04:52 pm: Edit

Yeah. Pirates get it a lot because they don't have enough Vitamin C

By Culovv (Culovv) on Saturday, December 27, 2003 - 05:44 pm: Edit

How do did you think hundreds of the sailors died 300+ years ago?

By Skiesofamber (Skiesofamber) on Saturday, December 27, 2003 - 06:03 pm: Edit

I think because I've written so many essays I'm going insane. I wrote this long essay for Princeton saying that I want to sail around the world and have a crew that tells stories and sings and dances, and I would make them all eat oranges so they didn't get scurvy.


By Spacechic20 (Spacechic20) on Saturday, December 27, 2003 - 06:43 pm: Edit

i think a girl from my school died from that

By Steffie1212002 (Steffie1212002) on Sunday, December 28, 2003 - 01:30 am: Edit

Fruit (like oranges and limes w/vitamin C) rots in a few weeks. Didn't they eat sauerkraut? I'm not sure, but I have vague recollections of me denouncing sauerkraut and my mom telling me, "Well if you were a sailor you wouldn't say that."

By Quakerboy2 (Quakerboy2) on Sunday, December 28, 2003 - 02:10 am: Edit

They drank grog. Grog is 2 parts water, 1 part rum, and a good bit of lemon or lime to keep people from getting scurvy. The alcohol kept the fruit juice from going bad. It tastes awful.

Arghhh, matey.

By Skiesofamber (Skiesofamber) on Sunday, December 28, 2003 - 03:43 pm: Edit

hmmm.. grog

By Firebird12637 (Firebird12637) on Sunday, December 28, 2003 - 04:09 pm: Edit

no, actually, they ate mostly onions for Vitamin C

By Davidrune (Davidrune) on Sunday, December 28, 2003 - 04:13 pm: Edit

No, they had a watercress plant. And they ate some watercress to prevent scurvy.

By Yourmother (Yourmother) on Tuesday, December 30, 2003 - 05:33 pm: Edit

yeah i learned that onion thing from a computer game- "super mario time machine" i would say it was from when i was little but i think the last time i played it was over the summer :)

By Ella05 (Ella05) on Thursday, January 01, 2004 - 07:36 pm: Edit

average life span for a pirate= 4 yrs.

By Warriorlax22 (Warriorlax22) on Thursday, January 01, 2004 - 07:53 pm: Edit

my friend knew someone who had scurvy. it's so stupid though. you can eat like an orange once a month and you won't get scurvy, but this girl somehow got it.

By Miseryxsignals (Miseryxsignals) on Friday, January 02, 2004 - 02:52 am: Edit

Dumb pirates, why didnt they just take some 1000 Mg Vitamin C Pills? :)

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