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