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Anchor of Blackbeard’s Ship Found

An expedition off the North Carolina coast recovered the anchor from the wreckage of pirate Blackbeard’s ship, Queen Anne’s Revenge: The Queen Anne’s Revenge is believed to have run aground in the shallow waters off Beaufort in 1718. The ship was discovered in 1996, with piecemeal recovery of artifacts intensifying only a few years ago. [...] The [...]

In the Market for Monster Supplies?

If you’ve ever been to 826 Valencia (aka The Pirate Store) in San Francisco or The Brooklyn Superhero Supply Store, then you’re already familiar with the concept behind the Hoxton Street Monster Supplies Store in London. For the uninitiated, it basically involves delightfully strange stores that are actually fronts for a free writing workshop for [...]